National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence
I have been lucky enough to be accepted on to the 2019/20 NDPCE course which is a British Equestrian Federation cross discipline course, aimed at coaches who sustain and grow participation in equestrian sports.
Aims of the programme:
-To recognise the importance of high performing coaches working with riders at a recreational level
-To use research and case studies from within and outside of equestrian sport to inform coaching practice
-To support coaches to reflect and review their own performance and set personal development plans
-To develop coaches with expertise that can influence coaching programmes that improve rider experiences.
The course is a fantastic opportunity for me to grow and develop as a coach by exploring a deeper understanding of coaching practices and behaviours.
Having now completed this course I can honestly say it is a unique opportunity within equestrian coaching circles to explore your own coaching skills and who you are. This course has helped me to find the 'authentic me' and I can hopefully bring this to all my coaching where I aim to be honest and supportive to all my athletes who will benefit from this approach.
To any coaches considering applying for this course, do it today! get on this course... it will change your life for the better!