The coach school is the heart of the coach education program.
The instructors use up-to-date materials and PowerPoint
presentations to present the discipline-specific coach course.
The registration fee includes a copy of the discipline-specific
coach school student study guide and other materials to help you
with the details of coaching. Participants complete an open-book
test as homework during the first evening of the course. The test
is graded in class, reviewed for understanding, and then submitted
to the NRA National Coach Trainer by the school instructor for
credential processing. Upon successful completion of the coach
school you will be a Coach (Level 1) (or Youth Trainer if under 18
years old) in that discipline. A Coach Credential Card is sent to
the new coach. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.
The coach school is two days of sports-specific lessons and
practical coaching exercises designed to teach the coach candidate
the basics of coaching. The following general subjects are
- Introduction to the Coaching Program
- Safety and Risk Management
- Competition Events
- Rulebook use
- Equipment and Facilities
- Fundamentals of Shooting
- Coaching Ethics
- Coaching Methodology
- Sports Psychology
- Training Planning
- Running Quality Programs
- How To Conduct Tournaments
Current coach school schedule
For more information about a specific school or to attend a
specific Coach School, contact the sponsor listed below.
The NRA Coach Schools are taught by National Coach Development
Staff who are Certified Coaches that have been carefully selected,
based on their talents and expertise in the areas of sports,
education, coaching, and shooting. In addition, these coach school
instructors have attended special training on
how to conduct informative and enjoyable schools.
The NRA is accepting requests to sponsor smallbore and air
rifle, pistol, shotgun and high power rifle coach schools. For
information on how you or your organization can sponsor one of
these events, click here for a Sponsor's Guide. For questions
about the Coach Education Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coach Education Program
National Rifle Association
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030