Which training format is right for you?
Online Training vs. In-Person Training Seminars
Advantages of OnLine Training
- All the people in your group don’t have to find a common time to get together for a training.
- You don’t need to arrange for a training site with a safe shooting space.
- Trainees do not accrue travel (lodging, food) expenses.
- If someone misses a Face-to-Face training, they can get trained on line and don’t have to “wait until next year.”
- There is no rush as only the exam has a time limit. Each trainee can take all the time they need to digest the material.
- The training videos can be viewed over and over. The written materials can be read over and over.
- Each Video Module has practice questions to help prepare for the exam.
- The test gives immediate feedback (pass/fail) and additional testing opportunities are available.
Disadvantages of Online Training
- It is important to learn how to shoot before learning how to coach. This is best done working in-person with a certified archery coach.
Requirements for the Online Training
You will need:
a computer with Internet access that allows you to download and watch videos and Adobe Reader (free) or Adobe Acrobat (or any other program that allows you to read PDF files).
Instructor Certification Seminar Training
The advantage of an in-person seminar training is the ability to control the training, augment the training with material specific to your organization and teach those who have no previous archery experience how to shoot before teaching them how to coach.
On the other hand, it may be difficult to get everyone in the same place at the same time for a seminar training. Also, there is always the possibility of someone arriving late and missing important instruction or someone joining your program after the training has taken place.
Training seminars typically cost between $100 and $250 per person depending on the training variables. It may also be necessary to pay the trainer's travel expenses.
Requirements for the Seminar Training
You will need:
- A properly set up archery range, indoors or outdoors.
- A teaching area, preferably with tables and chairs for the trainees to take notes.
- Access to restrooms.
- Archery equipment suitable for beginner class instruction.
- A certified Trainer
Please specify location, minimum and maximum number of trainees, and a range of date preferences.