Further Personal Information
||Director, Psychologist, Coach
||Psychology - Edinburgh University: Edinburgh, SCO
Sport Specific Information
|Club / Team
||Edinburgh University Alumni: Scotland
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||His coaching employs sports psychology and is based in humanism. He uses a mixed discipline approach including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and existentialism. (performance-archery.com, 14 Sep 2010)
|Awards and honours
||2007 Shortlisted for British University Coach of the year.
2006 Awarded honorary colours from Edinburgh University.
2005 David Christie Award for services to Scottish Archery.
2004 Alan Chainy Award for Voluntary Services to Sport at Edinburgh University.
2000-2007: six-time short-list for Price Waterhouse Cooper Edinburgh University Coach of the Year Award, winning in 2001.
2003 Edinburgh University Sports Union colours for coaching and service to the University Archery Club.
1998 Napier University Sports Personality of the Year.
(performance-archery.com, 14 Sep 2010)
He was the coach for the Scottish Junior team from 2006 to 2009. (Team Scotland Media Guide, 2010)
PERFORMANCE ARCHERY COACHING
He studied performance psychology at Edinburgh University and now runs a coaching business called Alistair Whittingham Performance Archery. He has coached both compound and recurve archers to an international level since 2000, and has clients who have achieved national and international awards. He has also published many articles and works as marketing director for a major archery retailer. He has also been involved with the organisation Pro-Archery, providing live commentary for professional tournaments. (performance-archery.com, 14 Sep 2010)