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NCAS Candidate Training New, redrafted work books for Introductory and Level 1 and Level 2 modules are now available for candidates and they include improved assessment slips allowing coach educators much greater ability to provide meaningful feedback to candidates. A Level 3 course has been developed and approved by the Australian Sports Commission in 2012. A group of interested NSW coach educators attended a feedback group with Simon Kale in June 2012 where there was much discussion with regard to the eligibility criteria. The course is positioned as an elite level course. There are two entry pathways – one for accomplished riders and one for accomplished coaches. The enrolment pre-requisites allow some flexibility and those working to meet the eligibility criteria are able to put in an application for consideration. This course will take 12 months for candidates to complete and the course is to be run on a national rather than state basis. The course is a mix of quarterly training camps and distance learning. The first component of the course commenced December 2012. Coach Educator/SSTA Courses Two Coach Educator/SSTA (Skill Specific Trainer and Assessor) courses were held in NSW in 2012 for both reaccrediting coach educators and SSTAs and for eligible coaches wishing to become coach educators and SSTAs, one at SIEC in July and one in Tamworth in September. Demonstration coaches and riders were provided at both Introductory and Level 1 skill levels - these courses providing an ideal environment for horse management candidates, riding skills candidates and coach trainees to be assessed and obtain great feedback from experienced assessors. NSW NCAS Coach Meeting The NSW Coaches met twice in 2012, in February and August. The purpose of the meetings is twofold - to provide a forum for coaches to discuss issues and suggestions and to give coaches the opportunity to meet and network with fellow coaches Both meetings were addressed by Simon Kale, Chairman of the National NCAS Committee, who updated the group with the latest NCAS information and took questions and suggestions from the floor. Issues were identified at each meeting and were forwarded as agenda items for consideration by the National Coaching Committee. Coach Updating Clinics A large number of coach updating clinics run by coach educators were advertised throughout the year in the coaching calendar on our ENSW website. To ensure all coaches requiring attendance at an updating clinic in 2012 were able to attend a clinic, extra clinics were able to be created due to local demand. Coaches requiring a clinic were put in contact with local coach educators who were willing to run a clinic. Every effort was made to ensure sufficient opportunity was available to all updating coaches. The popularity of the online updating clinics offered by Jacqui Van Montfrans continues to grow as coaches recognise the ease of updating online in the comfort or their own home. One additional updating clinic was held at SIEC to cater for Sydney based coaches looking to update. This clinic was run in conjunction with the August 8th coaches meeting and was conducted by Simon Kale and was attended by 27 coaches. 1) Ton de Ridder 2) Billy Raymont and Stardom 3) Wingham HS Team 4) Wingham HS Team Images by Franz Venhaus and Kaylyn Hawkins 1 2 3 92


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