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3 4 Coach Educator Meeting The proposed changes to make the Level 1 and Level 2 NCAS courses purely assessment based through the removal of the exam requirement brought with it a lot of interest and concern amongst the state’s coach educators. It was very apparent we needed to provide a forum for our coach educators to get together and discuss the impact of these changes. The National NCAS Committee invited all states to provide feedback and suggestions to them for their consideration in the review of the assessment requirements of these courses. A coach educator meeting was held after the Coaches Updating Clinic in September for all interested coach educators to discuss the proposed changes to the NCAS assessment methodology. Eight coach educators attended and were addressed by Simon Kale who attended representing the National NCAS Committee. A brainstorm session was held to identify key concerns/ opportunities to forward to the National NCAS committee for their consideration in the review of the Level 1 and Level 2 courses. A number of interested coach educators who were unable to attend on the night forwarded their ideas and discussion items prior to the evening for inclusion in the brainstorm. From this brainstorm a Coach Educator Calendar paper was prepared representing the views of NSW coach educators listing concerns and suggestions and this A coaching activities calendar is maintained on www.nsw. paper was forwarded to the National NCAS Committee for equestrian.org.au under ‘Coaching’ and is continuously their consideration. updated with activities run by coach educators as a reference to all prospective students. Details of other CE/SSTA Clinics educational opportunities are also published to the web site for interested coaches. Two Coach Educator/ Skill Specific Training Assessor clinics were held in NSW this year. The demand was high Sue Birch for these three day clinics as many of our existing coach NSW NCAS Co-ordinator educators had their accreditation up for renewal. Coach educators/SSTAs renewing their accreditation needed to attend only two days and those coaches wishing to become a coach educator were required to attend all three days. The first was held in July at Robertson and was attended by 12 coach educators and the second was held in December with 25 coach educators attending. Six coaches were successful in becoming new coach educators/ SSTAs. A further CE/SSTA clinic is planned for mid 2011. 1 Left to Right - Lachie Dawes, India Toole, Alice Godwin, Annabelle Townsend, successful Equiskills students 2 Emma on Tom 3 Successful L1 Coaches with their Coach Educator, Chrissie Johnston 2010 4 Suan & Tash 75


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