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Coach Library

There are a variety of specific archery and general sports resources available designed to help coaches learn and improve their coaching.


World Archery TV

Share the 'A to Z of Archery' with your archers to give them a quick introduction to the finger tab, grip, release aid, compound scope, compound cams, recurve sight and recurve limb.

sports coach UK TV

A variety of videos showcasing sports coach UK's workshops and discussing topics in coaching.

Lloyd's coaching videos

Olympic Coach Lloyd Brown introduces coaches working with intermediate archers to specific techniques, drills and skills to help their archers shoot from a better position of strength, alignment and posture.

Essential Guides

Guide to employment status of coaches - contains advice and support from industry experts to ensure that as a sports coach you have the correct knowledge and information about your employment status.

Guide to mentoring - provides information for individuals attending a coach training course or anybody considering taking on a mentoring role

Guide to funding opportunities - provides details about funding available to support coaches across the UK and is updated quarterly (follow @scUKCoachFund)

Guide to coaching disabled people - guidance based on what disabled people have experienced and what they feel is needed from a coach to create a positive environment

Code of practice - sets out the professional responsibilities that all coaches are expected to work to

Coaching Workshops

Meet other coaches and learn from sports coach UK specialists on workshops including mentoring, analysing your coaching, planning & periodization, how to coach disabled people in sport, plus many more. Visit


Video analysis is now easily accessible to everyone. Here are a few apps to give a try:

Talent Coaching

Talent Coaches Breakfast Clubs take place across the UK to provide coaches with relevant topics of discussion, expert speakers and the opportunity to share thoughts, challenges and solutions with other coaches working. They are of particular interest to high-performing coaches with an interest in talent development or emerging athletes. These coaches are expected to be working within clubs, regional and age-group athletes, depending on the structure of their sport.

Talent video clips compiled by Sport Scotland.

'The Gold Mine Effect' book by Rasmus Ankerson - see

'Understanding Talent' video by Sport Scotland - see

Club Leaders

Clubs Leaders (England and Northern Ireland only) provides free support in business, financial planning, marketing, facilities management and governance for sports clubs. Visit:

Disability Sport

Archery GB Disability Archery - find impairment specific factsheets on dwarf conditions, hearing impairment, learning disability, manual wheelchair users, visual impairment, ADHD, Asperger syndrome and autism have been produced to upskill coaches / sports developers and raise awareness around specific impairment groups. The factsheets have been produced by the The National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs), which is a collection of six sports charities.

English Federation of Disability Sport - find relevant research, key statistics and information on disabled people in sport and physical activity.

Child Protection

Coaches need to complete a child protection course in order to have an Archery GB coaching licence. There are a range of courses available, for example sports coach UK's Safeguarding and Protecting Children or the NSPCC's online course. Courses provided by schools, local authorities and other reputable organisations are also accepted.

(While no longer our standard provider, Educare child protection certificates are also still suitable)

County Sport Partnerships

County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) are networks of local agencies committed to working together to increase participation in sport and physical activity. CSPs are a vital source of local guidance and support for all sports clubs and coaches. Visit

Anti Doping

The UKAD Learning Zone is the place to learn about clean sport. This new area supports the prevention and education of anti-doping in sport. Coach Clean provides information and advice for all coaches. The resources available are tailored to your role and to the level of athletes you work with.

A free on-line module is also available for you to become a qualified Anti Doping Advisor. Visit

Once you have gained the Advisor certificate please contact Stephanie Kelly at Archery GB so that our records may be updated.

Tax and Employment

Employment Status of Coaches - This guide from sports coach UK contains advice and support from industry experts to ensure that as a sports coach you have the correct knowledge and information about your employment status.

HMRC Learning Together training material and useful resources includes:

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