Our coaches are able to coach at any level from beginner to advanced. For intermediate and advanced shots, coaching should be undertaken in order to help you improve and correct the inevitable bad habits that you will unknowingly start to adopt.
In addition to being able to arrange to have individual sessions of coaching, our coaches have designed and written a complete package of courses specifically to meet the needs of the University Club. Once you have gained sufficient experience and expertise, you can opt to undertake Modules 3 and/or 4 which are intended to introduce you to more advanced techniques and to the different disciplines in the sport. These modules are as follows:
Module 3: Shooting methods: Gun down, maintain lead, swing through, ambush, cut-off (lecture + 3 on-range sessions)
Module 4: Specific disciplines: English Sporting, Skeet, Down The Line (lecture + 3 on-range sessions, one of each)
These are usually taught individually or in small groups.
The training programme also extends to cover other aspects of shooting. For those interested in competing rather than using their shooting as a stress busting relaxation we have a specific module to introduce you to everything involved in the competitive process:
Module 5: Competition skills, preparation and participation (lecture + on-range session.) This includes introductory physiology, psychology and training programmes as well as what you need to do when you are actually participating in a competition.
The final module is designed for those licence holders who are 21 and over:
Module 6: Safety and Supervision: which is primarily intended for those who will be supervising unlicensed members on the range once they have finished their initial courses (lecture + on-range session). This will give you insights and experience of what to expect and how deal with inexperienced shots, in order to keep everyone safe.
Please contact one of our coaches if you are interested in any of the above. Generally the advanced coaching is conducted outside our normal training sessions and often at grounds other than Cambridge Gun Club.