So we're all done with our first weekend long, intensive training course. All the attendees worked their socks off and walked away showing brilliant improvements and skill gains.
We have implemented a new "Range and Skill" system within the company's performers which allows them to have traceable progress and improvement based against standardised levels. At the beginning of this weekend, we don't think any of the attendees really had any idea what they were letting themselves in for!
To pick up range one you need to be proficient in at least 2 weapon sets, range 2 you must have 4 and so on and so forth. But the ranges aren't just based on the ability to fight well, there are also specialist skill requirements and performance points to hit for the "Skill" range too. So, given it was a totally new set up for the team how did they get on?
We're delighted to say everyone went away feeling like they'd really learned, progressed and skilled up. The work now begins to correctly grade our performers and give them all the feedback and coaching notes they require to grow and continue to improve. The most important thing is did they feel it was beneficial to their development? "The system's brilliant, you can actually see yourself improving" - Mark B, "Well, I've got a lot of work to do, but now I know what I'm aiming for!" - Ewan C "Definitely enjoyed it and with the range and skills we have something to continue to work towards" - Amy B
So from myself and the rest of the coaching team, a massive well done to everyone who came along and redefined their standard this weekend.
The dates for the next weekend have not been confirmed yet, but as soon as they are, we'll be sure to let you know! See you there.