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Golf Croquet Coaching


Your local club probably offers coaching for beginners, and possibly more.

The CA runs courses for both beginners and improvers. The beginners' course covers the basic shots, the rules and commonly used tactics. The improvers' course extends the repertoire to more advanced shots and tactics, together with the various possible faults and the appropriate use of extra strokes in handicap games.

Coaching Resources

Awards

The CA provides a number of performance merit awards, which recognise the achievement of certain standards:

The recipients of the awards can be seen on the relevant history page: Most Improved Players.

Each year the CA recognises one coach who has, in the opinion of the coaching committee, provided outstanding service to croquet. This award is called 'Coach of the Year'. Please pass nominations to the chairman of the CA Coaching Committee. Previous winners can be seen in the history section Coach of the Year.

Becoming a Coach

The CA runs coach training courses (CTC) and has a qualification system for those wishing to become coaches. Please refer to the fixtures book section Becoming a Coach. Key to the qualification scheme is our network of Examining Coaches.

Special Opportunity for Juniors

CA Junior Members can access the wide-ranging CA Mentoring Scheme to benefit from the experience of leading players.

The CA Bursary Scheme supports aspiring international players to go to the right tournaments, etc.

Development Squad for Players with International Potential

Improving players with the potential to reach an international standard may be interested in the International Player Development Squad.

Clubs should nominate their fast-improving players with real potential by the end of November each year. Apps Bowl, Steel Bowl and Spiers Trophy nominees are considered automatically. Nominations should be sent to the Chairman of GC Selectors.

For more information see the Golf Croquet International Performance Development Strategy.

Golf Croquet Coaching Courses in the Fixtures Book

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Date Venue Event Type Key - what the symbols mean Comments Key Alloc. Close Draw
TBA TBA GC Elite Squad View details CG By Invitation      
TBA Wrest Park GC International Performance Development Squad View details CG By Invitation      
TBA TBA Women's Group Coaching Day View detailsenter and pay onlineview entriesEntry open to CA Non-Members CO        
TBA SWCA One-to-One and Small Group Coaching (half-day sessions throughout the season) View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CO        
TBA SWCA 'On demand' AC & SC courses for Small Groups - 1-day courses Apr-Oct View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CO        
8-9 Apr The Academy Coach Qualification Course (CQC) (Grades 1 & 2, GC & AC) View detailsLunch Available - book on entryEntry open to CA Non-Members CQC Cancelled 2wd      
18 Apr Northern Academy It's All in the Head - Getting Into the Right Mindset View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CO Cancelled   08 Apr  
19 Apr Northern Academy Back to Basics View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CO Cancelled   08 Apr  
21 Apr Wycombe GC - Five Plus Course (GC5PLUS) View detailsenter and pay onlineview entriesEntry open to CA Non-Members CG G:5–10 1wd 07 Apr 07 Apr  
21-22 Apr SWCA Coach Training Course for Club-Level Coaches View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CTC 2wd   11 Apr  
23-24 Apr SWCA GC Rules & Referees' Course View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CRG 2wd   10 Apr  
28 Apr Wycombe GC - "Fun Coaching MKII" Morning Course (GCFCAM) View detailsenter and pay onlineview entriesEntry open to CA Non-Members CG 1wd 14 Apr 14 Apr  
29 Apr The Academy GC Beginners' and Improvers' Course View detailsLunch Available - book on entryEntry open to CA Non-Members CG Cancelled G:7+ 1wd      
29-30 Apr SWCA Coach Qualification Course for Grade 1 & 2 Coaches (AC & GC) View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CQC 2wd   20 Apr  
1 May SWCA Developing GC Strategy, Tactics & Consistency View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CG G:6- 1wd   24 Apr  
1 May The Academy GC Improve Your Skills View detailsLunch Available - book on entryEntry open to CA Non-Members CG Cancelled G:4+ 1wd      
2 May SWCA Practical Sports Psychology for Croquet View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CO     25 Apr  
2-3 May Northern Academy CTC - Become a CA Club-Level Coach View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CTC Cancelled   15 Apr  
3 May SWCA One-to-One and Small Group Coaching (AC & GC) View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CO     26 Apr  
5 May Wycombe GC - Zero Plus Course (GC0PLUS) View detailsenter and pay onlineview entriesEntry open to CA Non-Members CG G:0–5 1wd 21 Apr 21 Apr  
6 May The Academy Developing a Winning Mentality View detailsLunch Available - book on entryEntry open to CA Non-Members CO Cancelled H:4- G:4- 1wd      
10 May Northern Academy Classic Golf Croquet Skills and Tactics View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CG Cancelled   01 May  
12 May Wycombe GC Rules Half-Day Workshop Part 1 - Morning View detailsenter and pay onlineview entriesEntry open to CA Non-Members CRG 1wd 01 May 01 May  
12 May Wycombe GC Rules Half-Day Workshop Part 1 - Afternoon View detailsenter and pay onlineview entriesEntry open to CA Non-Members CRG 1wd 01 May 01 May  
14 May SWCA GC High-Handicappers' Development View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CG G:10+ 1wd   07 May  
16 May Northern Academy Golf Croquet Strategy View detailsEntry open to CA Non-Members CG Cancelled   06 May  
18 May The Academy GC Masterclass View detailsLunch Available - book on entryEntry open to CA Non-Members CG Cancelled G:4- 1wd      
26 May Wycombe GC Rules Half-Day Workshop Part 2 - Morning View detailsenter and pay onlineview entriesEntry open to CA Non-Members CRG 1wd 01 May 01 May  
26 May Wycombe GC Rules Half-Day Workshop Part 2 - Afternoon View detailsenter and pay onlineview entriesEntry open to CA Non-Members CRG 1wd 01 May 01 May  
4 Jun The Academy GC Workshop View detailsLunch Available - book on entryEntry open to CA Non-Members CG Cancelled 1wd      
24 Jun The Academy GC Coached Games Day View detailsLunch Available - book on entryEntry open to CA Non-Members CG Cancelled G:6–10 1wd      
15-16 Aug Wrest Park IPDG GC Elite and Development Squad Mentored Match Weekend View details CG By Invitation      
25-26 Aug Wrest Park Under-25 Summer Improvers' Course View details CO 2wd      
15 Sep Wycombe GC - Seven Plus Course (GC7PLUS) View detailsenter and pay onlineview entriesEntry open to CA Non-Members CG G:7–12 1wd 01 Sep 01 Sep  
10-11 Oct TBA IPDG GC Elite Squad Weekend View details CG By Invitation      
15 Oct The Academy GC Winter Workshop View detailsLunch Available - book on entryEntry open to CA Non-Members CG Cancelled 1wd      

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For more information contact the CA Office or your local club or Federation.