Join our monthly coaching seminars in St Albans. Sessions are fun and informative. Whether you are looking to qualify as a coach, further your qualifications, or simply develop your knowledge and connect with like-minded coaches, support is offered at all stages. We have added additional morning CPD sessions with Prof. Phil Carson (usually based in Scotland). See below.
At this time, space is limited to 12 participants.
UPCOMING COACHING SEMINARS 2021:
Sunday 23rd May
Sunday 20th June
Sunday 18th July
Sunday mornings 11-1pm with Prof. Phil Carson
Sunday afternoons 2pm - 6pm with Maitre Tony Middleton
ABOUT THE SESSIONS
Phil Carson will be facilitating a series of workshops on how to make your coaching more functional to better prepare fencers for the performance arena. Aimed at assistant and club coaches, the aim is to look at coaching best practice and to provide Continuous Professional Development for aspiring and established coaches.
Tony Middleton will use the B.A.F coaching syllabus to help coaches work towards qualifications across all three weapons. He may also be assisted by other Masters of the Academy. However, his sessions will not be entirely focussed on delivering the curriculum. They will also include other approaches to coaching practice as well.
Hertfordshire Combat Centre
5, The Dencora Centre, Campfield Rd,
St Albans AL1 5HN, UK
Nearest train station: St Albans City (5-10 mins walk)
Maitre d'Escrime Tony Middleton
Tony has been coaching fencing for over 10 years, holds the B.A.F Diploma (Level 5) in Foil & Epee, and is Chairman of the Hertfordshire Fencing Association. He is Head Coach of Hitchin Fencing Club and St Albans Fencing Club. His students have achieved results at both county level and national finals. He is also a fight choreographer for theatre, and a professional magician. See
Professor Phil Carson
Phil has been involved in fencing for over 40 years and has been supplying the GB cadet and junior teams for the European and World Championships every year since 2006. His fencers are Scottish, British and Commonwealth Champions and for the first time in over 20 years, a Scot has made it to the senior World Championships under his guidance. Classically trained by the British Academy of Fencing, his main influences have come from Peter Frohlich (HUN), Ed Korfanty (USA) and Vladimir Diachenko (RUS). He has contributed to developing some of the most successful sabre clubs in London and Sydney before settling down in Scotland. He has coached at Salle Ossian Fencing Club since 2013 where he developed the first Constraints-Led Coach Education System for fencing.
We follow the British Academy of Fencing syllabus, and qualifications are recognised by British Fencing for their coach register.
Completion of B.A.F Level 1 allows you to work as an Assistant Coach under the instruction of a Level 2 qualified coach or above.
Completion of B.A.F Level 2 upwards allows you to run your own club (once you have completed the other requirements of the B.F.A Register).
For more information click here: https://www.britishfencing.com/…/coaching-standards/become…/
The British Academy of Fencing is the acknowledged coaching organisation for the sport of fencing in the United Kingdom. It offers a coaching pathway from beginner coach to Diploma Master, dating back to its formation by Henry VIII.
Find out more: https://baf-fencing.com/
Morning or Afternoon session only: £25
Both sessions: £35