National Sporting Clays Association
National Sporting Clays Association

Level I Certification Course

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NSCA LEVEL I CERTIFICATION COURSE AGENDA

Day 1

08:30 AM – Welcome and Overview of the Course

08:35 AM – Introductions

    Each coaching candidate introduce themselves to the group, tell where they
    are from, what they expect to learn from the course and their goal(s) as a
    certified coach.
    NSCA Philosophy of Instruction
    Course Standards and Objectives
    Essential Interpersonal Coaching Skills
    Keys to Effective Instruction
    Safety First

10:00 – AM Break

10:15 AM – At the Range

    Course trainer will use this session to explain the Basic Skills for Sporting
    Clays: Shotgun mount, stance, focal zone, hold point, break point and
    techniques for achieving lead. Candidates will start coaching and shooting.

12:00 Noon – Lunch
01:15 PM – Return to the Range

    Candidates will continue coaching one another. Focus on the Basic Skills
    and Trouble Shooting techniques.

04:00 PM – Shotguns, Ammunition, Gun fit, Chokes and Loads.

04:45 PM – Evaluation of Day One


Day 2

08:30 AM – The Teaching Tool Kit

09:15 AM – At the Range

    Meet the students and group safety briefing
    Candidates coach Clients (students) under supervision of course trainer(s)

12:00 Noon – Lunch

01:15 PM – Return to the Range

    Candidates coach Clients (students) under supervision of course trainer(s)

04:30 PM – Evaluations

    Supervised coaching Clients (students) give input on coaching candidates.
    Course trainers evaluate coaching candidates.

Day 3
08:30 AM – Classroom/Objectives for the Day

09:15 AM – At the Range

    Candidates coach Clients (students) under supervision of course trainer(s)

12.00 Noon - Lunch

01:15 PM – Return to the Range

    Continue supervised coaching.

03:00 PM – Complete Referee and Level One Tests

    Becoming a Professional Instructor
    Marketing, Level II and Level III
    Coaching candidates evaluate course trainers and course content.

04:30 PM – Completion of Course



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