Coaching Summer Summit covers communication, technique and adaptive training

This weekend’s fourth Summer Summit is focused on coaching, touching on subjects from communication with athletes to technique, plus para athletes.

A total of seven pieces of content will be released, featuring presentations and conversations with experienced coaches, each hour from 10h00 CET on Sunday 30 August. Each item is public and no prior registration is necessary.

The first third summits, which took place from May to July, were focused on athletes, tournaments and judges.

Schedule – 30 August

10h00 – Coaching internationally with Richard Priestman

The Great Britain head coach talks about his previous stops in Bangladesh and Latin America and how coaches can learn to work in – and benefit from – different cultures.

Available to watch on YouTube and Facebook.

11h00 – Technique basics and video analysis

Famed Korean coach Kim Hyung Tak talks the framework for a good archery technique – both recurve and compound – and using video to coach it.

Available to watch on YouTube and Facebook.

12h00 – Practice exercises to improve your shooting

A list of modern practice methods, most of which include shooting arrows, that archery can integrate into their training sessions to increase their level.

Available to read on

13h00 – Psychological characteristics of developing excellence

Israel coach Guy Matzkin is back, this time to talk about attitudes – of both archers and coaches – and how they affect performance.

Available to watch on YouTube.

14h00 – Roundtable: Push, pull or both?

Recurve shot execution is the subject. Kisik Lee, Goktug Ergin, Richard Priestman and Jacqueline van Rozendaal, alongside World Archery Excellence Centre director Juan Carlos Holgado, are the expert coaches talking about it. 

Available to watch on YouTube and Facebook.

15h00 – Roundtable: Keys to a successful coach-athlete relationship

Spanish duo Elias Cuesta and Yun Sanchez and Turkey’s Goktug Ergin and Yasemin Anagoz talk about what makes their team of archers and coaches a success.

Available to watch on YouTube.

16h00 – What you need to know before coaching a para athlete

Experienced para coach MJ Rogers explains the mentality of training impaired archers, adaptive devices and the principles of classification – and its impact on mobility.

Available to watch on YouTube.

The Summer Summits are a programme of educational days for the archery community.