The Clay Coach Instructors Guild was formed as a result of feed back from shooters at the premier sporting clay shooting school, The Glorious Twelfth, in Fairfield, Virginia. Shooters need coaches that can impart skills in a logical straight forward format.

The Guild's aim is to provide sporting clay or wing shooters the access to sound coaching with instructors that have the ability to communicate good practical skills.

All members of the Guild have had to under go a coaching course which is over seen by an independent teaching body. Successful apprentices are awarded coaching accreditations by the Guild and a teaching award from Piedmont Virginia Community College.

Why Train as Coach with the Clay Coach Instructors Guild?

Since the inception of the Guild's coaching scheme, increasing numbers of students have been trained as coaches, equipping them with skills to offer a professional service of no-nonsense shooting advice and intuition to sporting clay and wing shooters alike.

The Guild recognises that there is also a demand for a formal training course for teachers of shotgun shooting who wish to work outside the immediate spheres offered by existing organizations.

By doing Clay Coach Instructors Guild's Professional course at The Glorious Twelfth, upon successful completion not only be recognised as a certified coach but obtain a further certification in basic teaching skills from Piedmont Virginia Community College.

It is widely acknowledged that The Clay Coach Instructors Guild is setting the standards for coaching sporting shotgun shooting.

As qualified member of the Guild you will have benefits available to you:

  • Discount on shooting items.
  • 25% on Napier of London shooting goods.
  • Access to members area for the latest news and benefits
Existing Coaches

The Guild offers membership to existing coaches who aspire to be the best. They do not need an NSCA level 1, 2, or 3, but they need a history of providing quality coaching, testimonials which can be vetted and may be required to under go a selection procedure before being invited to join the Guild. This not only establishes a group of highly skilled and motivated individuals, but also ensures a uniformity and consistency of instructional methods and advice within that group.