In response to demand for coaching courses in the University space, BF is running two courses running in parallel this year, providing training to candidates interested in the Voluntary Role of University Fencing Officer (UFO), tailored to the attendee’s prior fencing experience.
ABOUT THIS COACH DEVELOPMENT WEEKEND
Training for the Voluntary Role as University Fencing Officer (UFO) provides participants with the knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively develop fencing or swordplay sessions as an introduction to fencing at the host university. For further information about UFOs please click here.
The course develops the participant’s ability to provide appealing opportunities for students; engaging and attracting them to fencing and/or other fencing based participation programmes (Sabre:Lite).
UFO’s will have the choice of two courses; Core Coach or Introduction to Coaching Fencing, depending on their fencing experience. Both courses include an introduction to the Sabre: Lite module. Any BF Level 2 qualified coaches working in university clubs can be offered these courses free as part of their CPD.
All participants that attend either course will be known as University Fencing Officers (UFOs) and become part of a wider community of coaches.
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a BF-recognised coaching certification, all while developing your personal skills and making connections with other BUCS fencers from across the country in a fun and supportive environment.
DATES AND LOCATION
DATES: Both courses outlined below will run on 10th & 11th SEPTEMBER 2022.
TIMES: Saturday: Arrive at 9:30am for a 10am start, finish 6pm. Sunday 10am till 4pm.
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM (JUBILEE CAMPUS SPORTS CENTRE)
Select the course relevant to your fencing experience.
Experience: For fencers and non-fencers that have less than one year or no experience in fencing.
Cost: Free, subsidised by British Fencing.
Outcomes: Being able to deliver with confidence an inclusive, positive first experience of swordplay for participants that have never picked up a sword. Provided with a Core Coach booklet with a session guide to help deliver a set of designed sessions.
INTRODUCTION TO COACHING FENCING:
Experience: For competent fencers that have more than one year of fencing experience.
Cost: £10 (reduced from £160) for the online component and £25 for the face to face assessment.
Outcomes: Fencers can learn how to positively deliver first experiences for fencing in taster sessions and beginners’ courses. Qualified candidates will be able to competently deliver fencing and appear on the BF register of coaches.
18 years of age.
Current student at a University in the UK.
Experience in fencing/swordplay would be an advantage but is not essential.
Evening meal on Saturday (Pizza) and lunch on Sunday will be provided for all participants.
To make the course as accessible as possible, accommodation can be provided for travel outside of London. Accommodation requests will be taken at sign up.
CLOSING DATE: 1st SEPTEMBER 2022
To receive a booking form or for more information, please submit an expression of interest by completing the form below:
University Fencing – Coach Education Expression of Interest (smartsheet.com)
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