During the last week in May, The Croquet Academy held its first on line coaching course using Zoom.
The Course entitled "adopting a winning mindset" was hosted by former World Croquet Champion, Stephen Mulliner. The session lasted for 2.5 hours including a coffee break at half time.
Feedback from the players attending has been very complementary with 5 star ratings in abundance. One attendee stated:
"The chance to interact with such a high profile player was a thrill. Content very applicable to all croquet players. Really well presented - useful 'slides' which were apt. Technology brilliant + Stephen very adept at using it, In brief…Brilliant!!"
Jonathan Isaacs, Chairman of CA Council, having attended the course commented:
"This course suited implementation on line using Zoom. It covered the content of a one day live course in under 3 hours from the comfort of our own homes. Whilst many courses require on court work, those covering mindset, refereeing, coaching and even tournament management could well be totally or partially conducted on line."
Looking forward The Academy is planning a modular GC Referees Course starting in June 2020.
Coronavirus has caused a lot of problems but has also created some excellent opportunities. Our thanks goes to Richard Carline & Stephen Mulliner for implementing this new initiative.