Shinty coaching courses
THE CAMANACHD Association is promoting the latest round of shinty coaching courses, which includes a UK Coaching Certificate Level 2 course in Oban.
The course, which includes practical and theory sessions designed to help experienced coaches in charge of U17 and senior squads, takes place over three days – Saturday December 10, Sunday December 11 and Sunday January 14. All three sessions will take place at Oban High School.
There will also be a coaching session assessment at the coaches’ club/school.
Each candidate will receive a resource manual and copies of the rules of shinty. The course fee is £240 but funding to cover the majority of the cost is available from sportscotland and local sports councils.
Euan McMurdo, regional development officer (west), can be contacted for further information.
As well as the Oban sessions, a foundation course will take place at Craigmonie Centre, Drumnadrochit, on Saturday November 19.
This course is designed to teach any adult aged over 16 with limited experience of the game the basic ‘how to coach’ and ‘ what to coach’ techniques which are fundamental to skills development in the game of shinty.
This course will run for one day from 9.30am to 4pm and costs £ 30. Katie Drain, regional development officer (north), is the main point of contact.
Also, a UK Coaching Certificate Level 2 course, the same as the Oban event, will take place at Drumnadrochit on Saturday December 3 and Sunday 4 December.
Applications forms for all courses are available from the Camanachd Association or from their official website and should be returned to the appropriate organiser.