Coach Training Schools

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.

What is taught in the school?

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 taught:

  • 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.

COACH TRAINING SCHOOLS
DatesDisciplineLocationContact
Jul 21 - 25 Air Rifle/
Smallbore
(Level 1)
Honolulu, HI Dawn Horn
808.225.7873
dawnhorn@hawaii.rr.com
Jul 24 - 25 Air Rifle/
Smallbore
(Level 1)
So. El Monte, CA James Glass
6264823305
talljim1001@gmail.com
Aug 2 - 3 Air Rifle/
Smallbore
(Level 1)
Alexandria Bay, NY Richard Drake

richardldrake@yahoo.com
Aug 2 - 3 Air Rifle/
Smallbore
(Level 1)
Damascus, MD David Goldberg
3016411680
drifleclub@gmail.com
Aug 2 - 3 Air Rifle/
Smallbore
(Level 1)
Summerset, PA Erin Gestl
17178323385
egestl@wcupa.edu
Aug 9 - 10 Air Rifle/
Smallbore
(Level 1)
Bloomington, IL Joe Miller
3098264000
jcmiller@ilstu.edu
Aug 16 - 17 Shotgun
(Level 1)
El Cajon, CA Dennis Rohman
6194429971
p2krange@sbcglobal.net
Sep 6 - 7 Air Rifle/
Smallbore
(Level 1)
Palmyra, PA Erin Gestl
17178323385
egestl@wcupa.edu
Sep 6 - 7 Air Rifle/
Smallbore
(Level 1)
Camden, SC Paul DAvis
8644270654
paulLdavis@charter.net
Sep 12 - 14 Air Rifle/
Smallbore
(Level 3)
Colorado Springs, CO Mike Theimer
7198664889
michael.theimer@usashooting.org
Sep 12 - 14 Pistol
(Level 3)
Colorado Springs, CO Mike Theimer
7198664889
michael.theimer@usashooting.org
Jan 10 - 11,2015 Air Rifle/
Smallbore
(Level 1)
Bloomington, IL Joe Miller
3098264000
jcmiller@ilstu.edu

Who teaches the coach school?

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.

How can I sponsor a school in my area?

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 coaching@nrahq.org.

The Coach Education Program
National Rifle Association
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
coaching@nrahq.org
703-267-1401