The Duties Of The Coach
- The welfare of the pupils is paramount. That is in terms of the: venue, kit provided and performance demands placed on the pupils.
- To assess the pupils so teaching and coaching can be pitched at the correct level for each pupil.
- To develop in each pupil the prerequisite abilities and skills so they can effectively learn the new material taught to them.
- To teach the subject matter in a logical order, in an effective manner and in a style appropriate for each pupil.
- To coach the best possible performance out of each pupil.
Do no harm and make the most of what you have to work with.
The club training sessions I run are sub-divided into sections:
- A warm up to bring the mind and body into a state that is ready for action
- More intense physical exercises or games
- Either a group lesson followed by pairs practice
- Or short individual lessons while other pairs practice
- Bouts in a ladder
- Bouts in formal pools
During the latter section I observe performance and pull pupils out for brief lessons which address issues individual fencers appear to be having.
Warm down the group:
- to consolidate group bonding
- remove any toxins that have built up in the muscles which might cause stiffness the next day
- to be ready mentally to go home with a sense of achievement with their efforts.
Find Out More
Via the Coaching menu you will also find brief details of the types of lessons, both group and individual that a fencers will receive in the course of a season.