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WFencing Coaching Development Opportunity, Fall 2020

WFencing is offering a Coaching Development opportunity for Fall, 2020.  Each session will meet via Zoom and participants will collaborate through this online medium.

Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm, Eastern time.
Dates: October 7th, October 14th, October 21st, October 28th, and November 4th. (Five Sessions total.)
Organized by: Coaches Nat Goodhartz and Jen Oldham
Cost: FREE to WFencing Members.  Members click here to register. Those who don’t want to join, please DONATE $30 or more to our start-up. Suggested donation for USFCA Members is $30 and USA Fencing Coach Members is $40. We’d rather you join us! When you donate let us know you’d like participate in the WFencing Fall Coaching Clinic. 
Purpose of Clinic: To build coaching opportunities in the United States and experiment with building collaborative learning environments to enhance USA Fencing.

 

Session 1, October 7th: The Evolution of a Professional Coach: Where are you now?  
  • Brief overview of current development process of coaches in the United States today.
  • Using Maslow’s theory of Self-Actualization, we will self-reflect and use break-out rooms in order to facilitate small group discussions about where you think you are today as a coach, and where you want to be as a coach in the future.
  • Conclude with each small group nominating candidates for presenters for the next three sessions and further explaining about how the next three sessions will work.

 

Session 2, October 14th: Tempo Control: Manipulating changes in 1:1 Fencing Lessons.
  • Three coach volunteers, with written permission from their athletes, will record themselves for no longer than 5 minutes giving a lesson on tempo change. A link to the video will be sent to the organizers at least 48 hours before the next session so it can be distributed to session participants. Each weapon will be represented. Using collaborative sharing, we will discuss, compare and contrast similarities, and integrate our observations with our own ideas.

 

Session 3, October 21st: Tactical Footwork: Application in 1:1 Lessons and Group Practices. 
  •  Three coach volunteers, with written permission from their athletes, will record themselves for no longer than 5 minutes giving a lesson using tactical footwork. A link to the video will be sent to the organizers at least 48 hours before the next session so it can be distributed to session participants. Each weapon will be represented. Using collaborative sharing, we will discuss, compare and contrast similarities, and integrate our observations with our own ideas.

 

Session 4, October 28th: Second Intention: Foot, Body, Blade and Psychological Feints
  • Three coach volunteers, with written permission from their athletes, will record themselves for no longer than 5 minutes giving a lesson using feints. A link to the video will be sent to the organizers at least 48 hours before the next session so it can be distributed to session participants. Each weapon will be represented. Using collaborative sharing, we will discuss, compare and contrast similarities, and integrate our observations with our own ideas.

 

Session 5, Nov 4th. Anticipating Post Pandemic Coaching Opportunities
  • We should know more about the status of fencing in the United States at this time. Let’s hope for good news about the sport of fencing by then!
  • Review of how this coaching education environment works and how it could be better.
  • Moving forward planning.

 

Members may register by clicking here.  Register in advance to attend all or some of these sessions.

Not yet a WFencing member?  Click here to join at a member today!

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