The first formal CQC will take place on Saturday 21 April and Sunday 22 April 2001 at Surbiton Croquet Club. Subject to final Council approval, all new CA recognised coaches at any level will have had to attend such a course. Attendance on a CQC will qualify participants in the new CA Coaching Category of "Club Coach" and to be awarded the appropriate (yellow) badge.
A Club Coach will be authorised to instruct beginners and improvers in his or her own club. Those qualified at one of the three existing coach Grades or being assessed for one of those Grades will continue to be authorised to coach outside of their club, e.g. at the Summer School at Southwick.
For the time being, any currently recognised "Club Coach" may qualify for the new category on the recommendation of the appropriate Federation Coaching Officer but to progress to the Grade 1 level, attendance at a CQC will be necessary. The Golf Croquet Committee is looking to establish a similar qualification for Golf Croquet.
The emphasis of the course on 21/22 April will be on how to coach rather than what to coach. It will include the planning of a course, lesson preparation and instructional techniques. Most sessions will involve participants in practical work, teaching strokes and tactics in syndicates. Syndicate Directing Staff will be David Collins and Ron Welch.
Further details are available from Michael Hague Tel: 01483 776190. To reserve a place, send to him at Homewood House, Pond Road, Woking GU22 0JT, a SAE and cheque for the course fee of £15, made out to the SE Croquet Federation. There is no restriction on handicaps for attendees.