Coaching in Western Australia
IS THERE MORE? - YES BECOME AN RDAWA ACCREDITED COACH
RDAA Coach Education System
RDA riding coaches are qualified under the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme. They have skills in horsemastership, safety, medical knowledge, first aid, coaching and riding skills and selection and training of horses. Many are also highly qualified and experienced in other professions including special education, treaching, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, pathology and other para-medical fields.
Each week over 3000 volunteers at RDA centres across Australia donate their time to assist 4000 children and adults with disabilities enjoy the therapeutic benefits of horse riding and related activities.
RDAA is desperately short of trained accredited coaches and is actively seeking to increase the number of trained coaches as the number of trained coaches directly corresponds with the client waiting lists and also the number of centres that can be open and operational.
RDAA provides training to its volunteers through an accredited training system in 3 progressive stages:
Orientation to Coaching (OTC)
How to become a Trainee Coach
Trainee coaches are assessed against the following criteria:
1. Performance criteria (or learning outcomes) outlined in the RDAA Coaching Workbook - Competency Based Assessment and Recognition is given for current competancies.
2. Standards are benchmarked against industry standards (Pony Club, EFA & Horse Industry Code of Practice)
The training you will undertake will consist of the the following:
1 .Work through the RDAA Workbook under the guidance of a Coach Educator
2. Participate in practical and written activities
3. Demonstrate competences against performance criteria/learning outcomes/competancy assessments signed off by a coach educator
4. Experience a range of expertise and coaching styles
Prior to commencing training
1. Contact your RDA State Coaching Coordinator to register as a Trainee Coach
2. States will provide information regarding pre-requisites for training, the application process and access to learning resources
4. Ensure your local centre management committee has endorsed your training request
Who to contact
If interested in becoming a Trainee Coach an accredited Coach, Coach Educator or Assessor please contact in the first instance the State Coaching Coordinator.
State Office will provide information regarding pre-requisites for training, the application process and access to learning resources.
How to become a Coach Educator
1. Any Level 1 or Level 2 Coach can be a Coach Educator for coach training
2. Coaches will need to meet the criteria for keeping current every 4 years, including uptodate point system procedure
How to qualify as an RDAWA Assessor
1. Qualified RDAA coaches need to complete additional assessment activities and be assessed on their competence as an assessor.
2. Please contact your State Association about how you can train to be an Assessor.
1. OTC and Level 1 trainees can be assessed by any Level 1 or Level 2 coach who has qualified as an RDAA Assessor.
2. Level 2 Trainee coaches can be assessed by a Level 2 coach who has qualified as an RDAA Assessor for level 2.
For further information please contact
RDAWA State Coaching Co-ordinator Jo Williams on 0417 179 604 email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Julie Nicholson State Coach Development Officer on 0409 996 096 email email@example.com