Become a Coach
RDA SA riding/driving programs are delivered by trained voluntary coaches recognised under the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). The harness driving equivalent to a coach is a 'whip'.
During classes ('sessions') the coach is totally responsible for the safety of all participants.
RDA SA coaches undergo a review process every four years, during which they must have met several updating requirements in order continue as a coach.
RDA specific training is available to coaches at both State and National levels. Coaches are also encouraged to widen their horizons by attending training events in the wider horse community.
Coaches must hold a current Senior First Aid certificate, which is updated every three years.
Become an RDA Coach or Whip
Coaching is rewarding!
The RDA Coach Education System is a nationally recognised by the Australian Sports Commission via the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).
The training syllabus is a competency based, self paced program which includes a written theory component, practical activities undertaken with a coach educator and assessment activities. It generally takes between 6 months to 2 years to complete the training depending on the candidates background and experience. Candidates with current experience in Pony Club or Equestrian Australia (EA) coaching can be approved for recognition of current competency (RCC).
If you are interested you should speak with a coach at your RDA Centre or contact the State Coaching Co-ordinator on (08) 8331 1833 or by email to coaching#rdasa.org.au
For detailed information about becoming an RDA Coach, go to the RDA Australia website