We can support you to become a national accredited coach, the steps involved include:
Step 1 - Trainee
Undertaking the FV level 1 coaching course, during this time, you will volunteer at the club observing and assisting qualified coaches in a range of different classes for at least 40 hours. This is for both you and the club to assess whether you are interested in pursuing a coach position and if you are a right fit for the club.
Step 2 - Assistant Coach
Having successfully completed the trainee requirements, FV level 1 coaching course, Level 2 First Aid including CPR and working with children check, you will be eligible to become qualified as assistant coach. From this stage you will be paid for your coaching hours.
You will be expected to assist with setting/packing up equipment, assist fencers with skills, demonstrate skills, offer feedback to fencers, participate in warm‐up/stretches, clean up and other tasks as required. You may also be required to assist with club competitions, host parties or assist with administrative duties.
Step 3 - Junior Coach
After you have worked in the club for a period of time (as assessed by the Club Head coach) and are confident in your skills and abilities, You will then be able to coach in group classes and private lessons. Club will provide commission base contract.