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Advanced Coach Certification Program
Readiness Survey

There are certain experience or 'readiness indicators' to help you determine if you can successfully complete the USAS Advanced Coach certification program. 

You are encouraged to start taking the online courses and complete the appropriate 'learning path' for your discipline. Anyone, anywhere, 24/7 with Internet access can take these online courses.

If you take all the required online courses for your Advanced Coach 'learning path' you will receive an Advanced Coach Candidate ID card.

Taking all the required 'learning path' online courses prepares you for attending the Advanced Coach certification ground course. This is a learning and evaluation clinic.

Once all online courses are completed you contact Mike Theimer to begin the ground course application process which requires taking an essay test and uploading a 'coach' resume to ePath learning management system.

If you scored:

  • 0 to 9 points you are probably not ready (there have been exceptions) for the Advanced Coach Certification Program, but you can still take any of the online courses.
  • 10-18 points - you are potentially ready to complete the Advanced Coach Certification Program.
  • More than 18 points and you are potentially an excellent candidate for the Advanced and High Performance Coach certification programs.

 Also, when you have created an account in the ePath learning management system there is a tab called 'My History' and you will see a tab called 'Accomplishments' where you can upload your 'coach resume'.

Please create a coach focused resume with details about your coaching history, past and current activities, athlete training programs, etc.  Here are some suggestions:

1. What has been the competitive experience and success of your athletes at State, Regional, and National level e.g. State JORC competition, National JORC results, USAS National Championships, CMP National air rifle championships, etc.  Scores of your athletes would be helpful.

2. List any non-local shooting camps your athletes have attended.

3. Please describe your role in a typical training week with your athletes, intermediate and above.

4. Give us an idea of your responsibilities in matches hosted by your club.

5. Describe the focus of your club program e.g. 3 position air rifle, 3 position .22 smallbore, Int'l air rifle, air pistol, sport pistol, International Skeet, bunker trap, etc.

6. Have you been an active participant as a coach in shooting camps at locations other than your club? If so, please name them and when.

These are just some ideas of what to put into your coach resume

This 'Accomplishments' web page also allows you to upload any and all certifications from other organizations (NRA, CMP, ATA, NSSA, etc.).


Advanced Coach Certification Program
Readiness Assessment

  • Yes
  • No
  • Will join soon
You do NOT have to be a USAS member to take USAS Coach Academy courses
  • Coach
  • Athlete
  • Parent
  • Volunteer
  • Other not listed
  • Rifle
  • Pistol
  • Rifle & Pistol
  • Shotgun - Skeet
  • Shotgun - Trap
  • Yes
  • No
  • Currently registered to take a NRA Level 1 Coach course
If NO, you must complete the NRA Level 1 Coach course BEFORE you will be eligible for the Advance Coach Program.
  • 0 to 1 year
  • 2 to 3 years
  • 4 to 6 years
  • 7 to 10 years
  • Over 10 years
0-1 = 0 points, 2-3 = 1 point, 4-6 = 2 points, 7-10 = 3 points, over 10 = 4 points
  • No
  • 1 or 2 JODCs
  • 3 to 4 JODCs
  • 5 or more JODCs
These JODCs would be coached by a USAS National or National Asssistant Coach(es) and/or a CTC coach(es). No = 0 points, 1-2 = 1 point, 3-4 = 3 points, 5 or more = 4 points
  • 0 to 3 athletes
  • 4 to 6 athletes
  • 7 to 10 athletes
  • Over 10 athletes
0-3 = 0 points, 4-6 = 1 point, 7-10 = 2 points, Over 10 = 3 points
  • None
  • 1 to 2
  • 3 to 4
  • 5 or more
None = 0 points, 1-2 = 2 point, 3-4 = 4 points, over 5 = 6 points
  • None
  • 1 to 2
  • 3 to 4
  • 5 or more
None = 0 points, 1-2 = 1 point, 3-4 = 3 points, 5 or more = 4 points
  • None
  • 1 to 2 athletes
  • 3 to 4 athletes
  • 5 or more athletes
None = 0 points, 1-2 = 3 points, 3-4 = 5 points, 5 or more = 10 points
  • No
  • Within 12 months
  • Yes
No = 0 points, In future = 1 point, Yes = 3 points
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