The FAA is responsible for the development of continental coaches. It achieves it's goals through the development officer and the continental coaches chairman. The Continental coach has the authority to appoint accredited Level 3 Continental Coaches.
A few years ago, the Federation of African Archery has established their own coaches committee, chaired by Dr. Josef Preisser, German citizen but staying in South Africa since more than ten years. He has called Mrs Marja Woortman from Namibia, as well as Mr Maged Mohie from Egypt, into his committee. All three of them are experienced level III coaches and two were top archers, they can advertise with having achieved recurve scores over 1300 points, compound scores over 1350 points as well as, took part in many international competitions including Olympic Games. Apart from numerous top scores of their archers, their merits include in particular the gold medal winner of the first Youth Olympic Games in 2010 in Singapore (the first-ever Olympic gold medal in archery for the African continent) and a silver medalist in compound archery of the World Championships in 2009 in Ulsan/Korea. Mrs M Woortman expanded her coaching knowledge and has finished a six month project at the International Coaching Enrichment Program (ICECP 2011/12).
Since its beginning, the FAA coaches committee has issued certificates (recognized by World Archery through FAA) for ten "level I coaches" (seven in Mauritius, two in Namibia and one in South Africa), one "level II coach" in Namibia and one "level III coach", also in Namibia. Under its chairman's leadership, the FAA coaches committee developed an education for coaches according to the following scheme:
Level I coach course is aiming to enable the coach to bring his/her archer up to a level of around 1150 points in recurve and around 1250 for compound in a 1440 outdoor round. It consists out of:
level II coach course is aiming to enable the coach to prepare their archers for international events, reach scores of 1250 - 1300 points in a 1440 outdoor round for recurve and for compound archers around 1300 - 1350 points. It consists out of:
level III coach course is aiming to enable coaches to achieve top rankings with their archers in national and international events. It consists out of:
To be issued with the level III certificate of FAA, it is a MUST for the candidate to have attended an international event as coach (candidate), so that he/she is familiar with the normal procedures in such events but also with possible issues during such important events, can also handle all functions of a team captain.
Dr. Josef A. Preisser
(Coaches Chairman of FAA)