DNAA Development Programme

DNAA Development Programme

The County is running a 3-year development programme for Olympic recurve and compound bows. The first year of the programme is composed of 4 full day sessions as part of the development squad, the second year is composed of 3 half day sessions for the previous year’s development squad who have completed all the sessions; and the final year is composed of 3 half day sessions as part of the elite squad.

Development Squad Advert

Places are limited to a maximum of 12 archers therefore applicants must have achieved a minimum of 1st class in the 2017 season and must commit to attend all of the 4 full day sessions.

If more than 12 archers apply places will be allocated using the archers best 3 scores from the 2017 season using the handicap tables.

Applications must be received before the end of August 2017 including the archers 3 best outdoor scores for 2017. Please send the application to Ian Norwood at dnaacoaching@gmail.com

If the archer has a personal coach you are encouraged to invite them to the sessions.


Session 1 Sunday 15th October 2017 10.00am to 4.00pm.

  • Goal setting, diaries, provisional technique assessment, video and stills of individual archers.

Session 2 Sunday 26th November 2017 10.00am to 4.00pm.

  • Psychology, shot routine and coaching.

Session 3 Sunday 21st January 2018 10.00am to 4.00pm.

  • Coaching, bow training, strength and conditioning.

Session 4 Sunday 4th March 2018 10.00am to 4.00pm.

  • Equipment, tournament preparation, coaching and video of individual archers.

Ray Gray Centre
Stotts Road
Newcastle upon Tyne