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  1. Owing to extraordinary circumstances this course...

    Owing to extraordinary circumstances this course has been cancelled.
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    10000 hours Divided by 10 years Divided by...

    10000 hours

    Divided by 10 years

    Divided by 50 weeks

    Equals 20 hours a week.

    Do we have anyone putting in 20 hours a week not on an international team? And conversely, anyone doing 2...
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    Yup, great little book. Interesting how he...

    Yup, great little book. Interesting how he condenses 100s of years of psychology into a very simple framework that even sabreurs can understand.

    Also useful if both coach and pupil have read it...
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    Honeybone into the L32. Up against Anstett of...

    Honeybone into the L32. Up against Anstett of France who just put out no.3 seed Occhiuzzi 15/14.
  5. http://www.baf-fencing.com/scotland-august-2014.ht...

    http://www.baf-fencing.com/scotland-august-2014.html
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    A good standard is set here. ...

    A good standard is set here.

    http://www.sportscoachuk.org/sites/default/files/303572%20Resource%20Book_LR-optimised.PDF
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    The qualification/performance debate is such a...

    The qualification/performance debate is such a red herring.

    I have no problem coaches working to high level qualifications and working part - time with beginner classes once or twice a week. ...
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    Totally agree that a piece of paper is no...

    Totally agree that a piece of paper is no indication of likely results. But it is an indication of a standard met. High performance is one, but not the only reason an NGB would want an accredited...
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    It also conflicts with BF's recent policy...

    It also conflicts with BF's recent policy statement on insurance and coaching.

    http://www.fencingforum.com/forum/showthread.php?18768-Coach-level-and-insurance
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    Also, don't think about the white bear! ...

    Also, don't think about the white bear!

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-mishaps/201009/dont-think-about-it

    Better to work on the solution (core stability, spine alignment, mental...
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    If you come on this course and we don't improve...

    If you come on this course and we don't improve your blade presentation, I'll give you your money back!
    ...
  12. Can I just add that this is a full residential...

    Can I just add that this is a full residential course with around 50 hours of intensive study and practice, culminating in examinations as appropriate to the individual coach. However, for local...
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    Only one DE fight won in all of the cadet and...

    Only one DE fight won in all of the cadet and junior ms and ws events. And yet stronger performances in cadet team events, but no junior team events. Crazy missed opportunity for ms and WS juniors...
  14. New! BAF Scotland summer residential course

    British Academy of Fencing
    Residential Scotland Coaching Course

    Monday 18 August to Saturday 23 August 2014

    Strathallan School Perthshire PH2 9EG

    with

    Prof. Andy Alderman
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    Well done ladies. Showing some class today!

    Well done ladies. Showing some class today!
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    Marc, it's a bit like when West Ham beats a...

    Marc, it's a bit like when West Ham beats a proper football team, you can't help feeling that maybe the other team under-performed.

    I jest of course, but I can understand the scepticism. That...
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    It has to be wrong. Right? Anyone from BF able...

    It has to be wrong. Right? Anyone from BF able to clarify?
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    When you kick up a proper stink, you don't even...

    When you kick up a proper stink, you don't even get invited back! I still can't get my head round the fact that BF make a cock up and suddenly it's my problem! Smacks of defensiveness and...
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    I like the competition/training ratio of 25:75 as...

    I like the competition/training ratio of 25:75 as recommended by Balyi (2001). But yes, quality is of the essence in both the training and competition. Assuming the research is good to support the...
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    I'm not sure where to go to find that...

    I'm not sure where to go to find that information. Then again, I wouldn't necessarily start there. I always think of insurance as being about what might happen, not what has happened in the past.
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    If I was a lawyer representing an insurance firm...

    If I was a lawyer representing an insurance firm or an injured party, that is exactly what I'd be saying.
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    It seems to be more specific than that, here is...

    It seems to be more specific than that, here is the distinction made by BF. If this is right, it would appear that some of our national coaches are not insured for the job....


    Level of Award...
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    Here is what was sent: IMPORTANT NOTE FOR...

    Here is what was sent:

    IMPORTANT NOTE FOR COACHES
    We would like to take this opportunity to remind coaches that unless they have taken their own private cover, only coaches listed on the Coach...
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    Coach level and insurance

    Interesting email out from British Fencing last week suggesting that if coaches are operating at a level above their qualification, then they are not insured by BF.
  25. I'm going to disagree here, but for all the right...

    I'm going to disagree here, but for all the right reasons. I saw one referee take a few angry interventions from a coach and calmly put them right with a smile at the end of the piste. I saw...
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