Coaching Assistance for Clubs in the South West
The SWF maintains a list of qualified coaches (both AC and GC) in the region. Some of these coaches are prepared to undertake coaching away from their home clubs. If your club has coaching needs that cannot be met from your own members, please contact the SWF Coaching Officer, who may be able to help.
If you are newly qualified, have upgraded your qualifications, or have moved to (or from) the area, please contact the Coaching Officer. He maintains a list of active SW coaches, and normally contacts them twice a year to find graded coaches who are willing to help outside their own club and to find out what coaching has taken place at the end of the playing season.
Starting to play
Most clubs have taster sessions or open days at the start of the season, followed by a beginners course. Click for a list of clubs in the South West Region.
Improving your play
Many clubs run coaching courses for their members, and most coaches will also undertake individual tuition on particular topics. Attendance at courses outside your club is highly beneficial. Consult a coach at your club for advice. The South West Coaching Academy runs a series of AC and GC courses at all levels. Courses are also run at other venues. Your play will also improve if you take part in inter-club matches or enter a tournament either locally or in another part of the country.
Merit Awards for players
These are awarded at levels from bronze to platinum for AC players. based on CA tournament performance. The scheme is being extended to cover GC.