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New Youth Development Programme Over the past few years, EvNSW Junior coaches – most Announced recently Jade Findlay - have identified areas of need, particularly in the transition from Pre Novice to the In an exciting new initiative for 2010 and beyond, “Star” levels. These include: consistent support for Eventing NSW has revamped and extended its Youth Juniors at major three day events, workable training Development Programme. The programme will provide a solutions to complement that provided by an athlete’s structured pathway for Junior riders to progress through regular coach, acknowledgement of Juniors who are the grades from Introductory to Star class level by working hard to achieve good results, plus transparent encouraging junior talent, with group coaching sessions, selection procedures and help with planning and realistic mentoring at events, plus targeted training for Junior goal-setting. Team Members representing NSW. Penny Rose, who has been instrumental for many years In the past, this has been carried out by a single, in setting up youth and adult equestrian education nominated coach, who has acted as chef d’equipe and programmes (most notably Equiskills), has overseen the mentor at events, while often also having their own creation of the Junior Development Squad programme, horses to compete. Sharmayne Spencer, Fiona Hughes which is designed to provide a pathway into the Junior and Jade Findlay have been exceptional coaches of the *Star Squad and beyond. Junior Teams, and have provided the support which has helped many former Juniors to move up though the ranks The Junior *Star Squad is made up of riders established safely and successfully. While the Summer and Winter at 1* level and higher, and who are aiming at selection young rider camps continue to be a great introduction in Junior Teams for major Three Day Events. Coaches for to eventing and provide on-going access to top coaches 2010 are Sam Lyle and Sharmayne Spencer. The calendar for riders as they progress through the grades, the Youth and format of proposed clinics takes into account Junior Development programme has been designed to build on *Star Squad members’ locations, competition schedules this foundation, and to prepare young athletes to meet and other commitments, such as school and employment. the demands of this challenging sport. The Squad coaches will assist in goal setting and developing a “big picture” for young eventing athletes. The Junior *Star Squad has been created to help young athletes negotiate the move up into the FEI eventing ranks. Along with increased pressures on performance, for both the athletes and their horses, the “Star” levels require a greater understanding of the rules that govern our sport, and the roles and responsibilities of competitors, officials and organisers. The Star levels are also the first opportunity for many athletes to compete as part of a representative Team, and the Junior *Star Squad is designed to help athletes understand the processes of Team selection, what is expected of Team members at events, and the various resources available to Teams prior to and during an event. Athlete and horse combinations established at 1-star level and above are eligible for selection in the Junior *Star Squad on the basis of quality performances. They will remain as a Main Event may be invited onto the squad whensquad member for the remainder of theyear in which they are selected. Athleteswho move up into the 1* ranks in 2010 Photography Coach. Athletes selected in the NSWthey are established at 1* level andhave recommendation by their currentinstructor or Development Squad Area Junior Representative Team for any 3DE Specialist Equestrian Photography coaching prior to the event.will receive opportunities for additional Visit us at www.maineventphotography.com.au Non- *Star Squad athletes selected to see all the images taken at recent events. for Teams will be offered the same opportunities for additional coaching and support prior to and at the event/s. 38


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