Expressions of Interest-Coach  PCA Nationals 2019
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Expressions of Interest-Coach PCA Nationals 2019

PCT is calling for expressions of interest for Coach for Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing for the Tasmanian PCA Nationals Teams which will be competing at the SIEC - Horsley Park NSW from 7th-13th October 2019.

Please see below extract from the Handbook for more information on the Coaching Role;

Team Coach

A Coach shall:

· be a member of a pony club either as a financial member or volunteer;

· operate within the rules of the Pony Club Tasmania;

· have a minimum of PCA NCAS Level 1 accreditation by selection or as soon as practical after


· demonstrate ability to competently and inclusively instruct riders in the relevant equestrian


· have a comprehensive knowledge of the rules and procedures pertaining to the event;

· shall have a Working with Vulnerable People card by selection or as soon as practical after selection

and prior to the commencement of training. agree to abide by the PCT Member Protection Policy

which includes anti-harassment and discrimination and code of conduct policies;

· comply with the PCT drug free policies at any time during the period they are responsible for their

team members;

· display and promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship and professional behaviour and support

the PCT movement in a positive manner;

· be professional in their actions – language, presentation, manner and punctuality should reflect

high standards;

· provide their contact details to all team members and their parents/guardians;

· have a close working relationship with the team manager and be familiar with their role and duties.

Both should liaise at all times, keeping each other informed in all matters to do with the team;

· consult with and support the team manager in the administration of their duties.

A Team Coach’s Duties are to:

· Pre Competition Training is not compulsory, but may be arranged in consultation with the selected

team members;

· If mutually agreed, prepare a training schedule prior to the event;

· ensure team members understand their commitment to the team;

· monitor the morale of the team by offering support and encouragement;

· in consultation with the team manager develop a risk management plan for training sessions and

the event;

· maintain regular contact with team members;

· conduct a safety check on all gear prior to any mounted activity at the event;

· familiarise yourself with the competition venue, inspect the riding area and walk courses etc. with

team members;

· maintain a ‘duty of care’ towards team members and an accountability for the management of the


· maintain a safe environment for others;

· show concern and caution towards others;

· maintain strict impartiality and resolve conflicts fairly and promptly through established


· ensure all team members wear approved saddlery and safety gear, adhering to the competition


· with the team manager, debrief team members at the conclusion of the event.


If you are interested please send your Name, email address, contact phone number, accreditations (including Working with children check) with a brief summary of your experience to Kyra Jackson by Friday 1st March 2019.


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