National Sporting Clays Association
National Sporting Clays Association

Level I Certification Course

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NSCA LEVEL I CERTIFICATION COURSE AGENDA

Day 1

  8:30 AM – Welcome and Overview of the Course

  8:35 AM – Introductions

      Each coaching candidate introduces 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.
           Classroom Segment

      Certification standards and objectives
      NSCA Instructional philosophy
      Safety first
      The Fundamentals (Eyes, Movement, Trust)
      Other topics

12:15 PM – Lunch Break

  1:15 PM – At the Range

      Certifying Instructor(s) will use this session to explain the basic conduct of a lesson, starting with getting to know the student, eye dominance and gun fit, followed by patterning, teaching the fundamentals, mount, stance, focal
      zone, hold point, break point, and techniques for achieving lead. Candidates will start coaching each other and shooting.

  4:30 PM – Other Topics

      When to demonstrate, when/how to touch, controlling shells, misfires, shotguns, ammunition, chokes and loads.

  5:00 PM – Evaluation of Day One

Homework: Referee Exam


Day 2

  8:30 AM – The Teaching Tool Kit

  9:15 AM – At the Range

      Candidates will continue coaching one another. Focus on presenting a safety/safety briefing, conducting a lesson, teaching the fundamentals, calling a miss, basic diagnostics and trouble shooting techniques.

12:15 PM – Lunch Break

  1:15 PM – Instructional Sessions Begin

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

  3:45 PM – Evaluations

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

  4:15 PM – Course Examination (Also can be administered on Day 3)



    Day 3

      8:30 AM – Classroom/Objectives for the Day

      9:15 AM – At the Range

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

    12:15 PM – Lunch Break

      1:15 PM – Return to the Range

        Continue supervised coaching.

      3:30 PM – Evaluations

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

      4:00 PM – Final Thoughts: Marketing, Level II, and Level III

        Candidates evaluate course trainers and course content.
        Mentoring and Continuing Education

      4:30 PM – Graduation / Completion of Course



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