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2022 Courses Prospectus

The Croquet Academy 2022 Course Programme

The Academy is located at Sussex County Croquet Club, Victoria Road, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4DJ  Tel: 01273 591874
The Main Entrance to the Club and Car park is in Kingston Lane – for Satnav use BN43 6YW (College opposite entrance)
Further information here.

Courses:

Croquet Mindset Mastery On-Demand - Via Zoom Modules
GC Beginners and Improvers Course
AC and GC CQC and CTC
AC for Beginners - Short Croquet
Up Your GC Game
GC - Move Up A Level
GC A Level Development Course - Going beyond the A player with Stephen Muliner
GC Rules 'The New 6th Edition' - via Zoom
AC - A Chance To Advanced
AC - It's All About the Break
Short Court AC - One Day Follow-up Course
AC High Bisque Tournament

General Notes:

1.
Entry on the club online entry system at http://www.thecroquetacademy.com is the preferred method. There is no need to complete a paper form as well.
2.
Cheques should be made payable to "The Croquet Academy". Please state the course(s) on reverse of cheque.
3.
If you wish to pay by electronic transfer, please email courses@thecroquetacademy.com for account details.
4.
Morning coffee, light lunch and tea will be available on all courses unless you are notified otherwise. Please confirm on the entry form that you will be having lunch and indicate any special dietary requirements.
5.
Please indicate other coaching courses attended during the prior two years.
6.
If an email address is provided, your entry receipt and further communications will be made by email.
7.
If you need to discuss a course further contact Chrissie at courses@thecroquetacademy.com or the Course Secretary shown against the course.
8.
Cancellations: Within 1 week of start of course - no refund; outside one week - refund of fee minus £5 administration charge.
9.
Reservations for courses are based on the time the booking is confirmed with payment. Availability for courses will be updated on The Academy website, and once a course is full applicants can be considered for the reserve list.
10.
The course fee will include a course manual or course notes, in pdf form, unless otherwise indicated.
11.
The Croquet Academy intend to offer refreshments and a light lunch on all courses. This will include tea or coffee, biscuits, a light lunch and afternoon cake for an all in day rate of £8. 

Croquet Mindset Mastery On-Demand - Via Zoom Modules

Date:
15 March 2022
Lead Coach:
Rich Waterman
Secretary:
Richard Carline, Boxall Coach House, Bartons Lane, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DA richard@thecroquetacademy.com Tel. Mobile: 07876 227165.
Entry Dates:
Entries accepted in receipt order.
Format:
This course is accessible online in short, easily digestible videos and exercises.
Handicap restriction:    None
Entry Fee:
£60.00; CA Premium Member: £50.00
Description
Rich Waterman has been helping people develop their Mental Game for over 15 years. He is an NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) Practitioner, Master Practitioner and Trainer. He was also a Senior Trainer for Tony Robbins, one of the leading peak performance coaches in the world. Rich works with both AC and GC international development squads, as well as the AC England squad on their mindset approach. He also previously served as AC International Performance Director.

The on-demand course is ideal for croquet players who want to improve their performance in competitive play. At least 80% of sports performance is mental.

The cost covers all modules including live or recorded Q & A sessions and can be used by each participant at a speed to suit themselves.

Prior to the start of the course details of how to study the modules online will be given.

All the Q&A answers and live sessions will be recorded and added to the course content

Course content includes:

Preparing for a match.
Managing emotional states in play.

Focus.
Maximising your chance of shot success.
Dealing with bad shots.
Becoming a more effective competitor.
How to model the best players.
How to improve your game when you aren't even on the lawns.

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Date:
6 April 2022
Lead Coach:
Daphne Gaitley
Secretary:
Richard Carline, Boxall Coach House, Bartons Lane, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DA richard@thecroquetacademy.com Tel. Mobile: 07876 227165.
Entry Dates:
Entries accepted in receipt order.
Format:
Beginners, and Improvers with Golf Croquet handicaps 9+
Entry Fee:
£50.00; CA Premium Member: £40.00
Description
A one day course aimed at beginners at Golf Croquet and those who wish to improve their skills, technique and knowledge of the game.
Course content will cover: The development of technique and consistent ball control to produce more confident hoop running, ball placement, promotions, and clearances. Jump shots will form part of the course and some basic rules will be explained.
Participants will be placed into coaching groups of similar abilities/needs.

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Date:
11-12 April 2022
Manager:
Daphne Gaitley
Secretary:
Richard Carline, Boxall Coach House, Bartons Lane, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DA richard@thecroquetacademy.com Tel. Mobile: 07876 227165.
Maximum Entries:
6
Entry Dates:
Entries accepted in receipt order.
Entry Fee:
£75.00; CA Premium Member: £60.00
Description
The course is open to CA members. No handicap restriction. To attend the course you are expected to have a good knowledge of AC Laws and/or Golf Croquet Rules. A £40 subsidy may be available.
The primary aim of this course is to reinforce the coach's attributes by revisiting the practical techniques comprehensively on the courts and to augment knowledge of the laws/rules of both disciplines to enable the coach to instruct the student on their courses for potential future coaches.
Participants will not be required to cover both AC and GC. Only CA members can be entered onto the CA Register and receive coaching badges. For details of the Qualification Process, please refer to the CA website: www.croquet.org.uk 'Becoming a Coach'.

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Date:
19 April 2022
Lead Coach:
Frances Low
Secretary:
Richard Carline, Boxall Coach House, Bartons Lane, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DA richard@thecroquetacademy.com Tel. Mobile: 07876 227165.
Entry Dates:
Entries accepted in receipt order.
Entry Fee:
£50.00; CA Premium Member: £40.00
Description
This one day course is ideal for GC players as their skills give them a head start in AC; but also for players interested in learning the basic skills of AC on short courts. No handicap restriction. The game can be quickly learned, and is more accessible in 'bite' sized chunks. The day covers the outline of the game, basic croquet shots and the concept of building and sustaining a 'break'. It will enable you to play a basic game of AC and grasp its distinctive aspects. Hopefully, you will then want more! Our follow up course will do that.

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Date:
20 April 2022
LeadCoach:
Richard Carline
Secretary:
Richard Carline, Boxall Coach House, Bartons Lane, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DA richard@thecroquetacademy.com Tel. Mobile: 07876 227165.
Entry Dates:
Entries accepted in receipt order.
Entry Fee:
£50.00; CA Premium Member: £40.00
Description
This one day course is ideal for players with a 7+ handicap with the view to improving their game and to play at a higher level.
Techniques are scrutinised to improve stroke play and games assessed to formulate and strengthen future tactics.
Practice routines are demonstrated in order to build on strengths and overcome weaknesses.
Discussion of the rules and tactics are included.

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Date:
22 April 2022
Lead Coach:
Daphne Gaitley
Secretary:
Richard Carline, Boxall Coach House, Bartons Lane, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DA richard@thecroquetacademy.com Tel. Mobile: 07876 227165.
Entry Dates:
Entries accepted in receipt order.
Entry Fee:
£50.00; CA Premium Member: £40.00
Description
This one day course is suitable for players of 3+ handicap up to a maximum of 7.
The aim of the course is to further reduce a player's handicap by improving their level of play, highlighting the importance of accuracy and positioning.
There is emphasis on the knowledge of rules and advanced tactical game.
The course will encourage players to compete in more competitive play.

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GC A Level Development Course - Going beyond the A player with Stephen Muliner

Date:
27 April 2022
Lead Coach:
Stephen Mulliner
Secretary:
Richard Carline, Boxall Coach House, Bartons Lane, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DA richard@thecroquetacademy.com Tel. Mobile: 07876 227165.
Entry Dates:
Entries accepted in receipt order.
Maximum entries:
12
Entry Fee:
£50.00; CA Premium Member: £40
Description
A one- ay course for players 3 handicap and below. Stephen's vast knowledge of playing successfully and consistently at the highest level makes this Course a 'must do' experience.
Mind set and forward thinking plus on court tactical play will be covered by this top Mentor.

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Date:
28 April 2022
Lead Coach:
Ian Cobbold
Secretary:
Richard Carline, Boxall Coach House, Bartons Lane, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DA richard@thecroquetacademy.com Tel. Mobile: 07876 227165.
Entry Dates:
Entries accepted in receipt order.
Maximum entries
15
Entry Fee:
Free
Description
The latest changes to GC Rules will be explained via Zoom. Zoom link will be sent one week before event date

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AC - A Chance to Advance

Date:
10-11 May 2022
Leader:
Daphne Gaitley
Secretary:
Richard Carline, Boxall Coach House, Bartons Lane, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DA richard@thecroquetacademy.com Tel. Mobile: 07876 227165.
Entry Dates:
Entries accepted in receipt order.
Entry Fee:
£75; CA Premium Member: £65
Description
The course is intended for those players in the handicap range: 5 - 10.
The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the techniques of the advanced game and its laws; to emphasise the need for accuracy in all skills; and to give participants confidence to play in a greater range of tournaments.

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Date:
25 May 2022
Lead Coach:
Clive Hayton
Secretary:
Richard Carline, Boxall Coach House, Bartons Lane, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DA richard@thecroquetacademy.com Tel. Mobile: 07876 227165.
Entry Dates:
Entries accepted in receipt order.
Entry Fee:
£50.00; CA Premium Member: £40
Description
Association Croquet one day course restricted to 10 - 20 handicap players unless otherwise agreed with Lead Coach. The course is designed to consolidate and build on the player's basic knowledge of the game as well as improving their overall game. Croquet strokes, playing breaks, and efficient use of bisques to set up and maintain breaks will be covered during the on-court period, preparing players to improve their AC handicap play.

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Date:
31 May 2022
Lead Coach:
Frances Low
Secretary:
Richard Carline, Boxall Coach House, Bartons Lane, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DA richard@thecroquetacademy.com Tel. Mobile: 07876 227165.
Entry Dates:
Entries accepted in receipt order.
Entry Fee:
£50; CA Premium Member: £40.00
Description
This one day course re-emphasizes the concept of AC and the shots needed for playing a game. Starting a game will be covered, and the use of bisques appropriately and successfully. The short court aids the awareness of the game and we will play some 14 point games using bisques and pegging out.

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Date:
17 August 2022
Lead Coach:
Morgan Case
Secretary:
Richard Carline, Boxall Coach House, Bartons Lane, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DA richard@thecroquetacademy.com Tel. Mobile: 07876 227165.
Entry Dates:
Entries accepted in receipt order.
Trophy:
Pat Shine Shield (Holder: Jon Colombo).
Entry Fee:
£25; CA Premium Member: £20
Description
An ideal introduction to Association Croquet tournament play, particularly for those who have completed improvers or Bronze coaching courses. Coaching advice available between games on tactics and bisque taking. Help given with the Laws. Suitable for handicap 14+ Three 14-point games in the day to a time limit. (Full-bisque to a base.)

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