Here you will find updates, information, news and announcements that are important for Coaches and Instructors.
Self Reporting Active Coaching
From grassroots to high performance, on the field, in the pool, on the ice and snow, or on the track — coaches are constantly learning. By being actively engaged in coaching, coaches are able to learn from their athletes, peers, and situations on and off the field of play.
Coaches naturally rely on the education formed through their experiences to handle whatever situation is thrown at them. That’s why we are recognizing coaches who are actively coaching with one PD point a year. By completing this active coaching declaration you are stating that in the calendar year submitted, you coached an athlete(s).
Have you coached this year? Click here to log in to The Locker to complete the Active Coaching Declaration and earn one PD point. Click on “self-report” under “certification”. Don’t forget to come back next year and declare again!
Coaches are the best people to identify their learning needs and interests. You can self-direct your learning and declare up to 3 PD points per maintenance cycle.
Western Rider and Western Intermediate Rider Basic Training Workshop
Date: May 6 – 7, 2017 Location: 25210 Wildhorse Road, Summerland, BC
Clinician: Wendy Price, Equestrian Canada Certified Western Competition Coach Specialist
Pre-Registration only, Registration is open until April 24th Registration Form
Fee: Saturday and Sunday $157.50 for both days, $78.75 for one day session (indicate day) includes GST
Coaches and Instructors will receive the maximum 3 Professional Development Points for the 2 day workshop.
The Saturday workshop will focus on the Western Rider 1-4 Rider Level Development Program. Coaches and Instructors will review the standards to each level with the clinician and watch riders demonstrate each level. This will be a great opportunity to review the program and refresh testing skills as well as recognizing what the standards are for successful completion of each level. After taking part in this workshop coaches and instructors attending will have received the required training to test riders in the Rider 1-4 Program.
The Sunday workshop will focus on the Western Intermediate Rider Basic Training component of the Western Rider Level Development program. This component is also referred to as Rider 5. The clinician will present this program along with demo riders to perform the test and maneuvers. Basic training is a prerequisite for Western Competition Coach, so this day will help coaches understand the process, outcomes and standard necessary when preparing students for a Western Competition Coach evaluation. Participation in this workshop will give Western Competition Coach Specialists the required training to begin to test students at this level.
Olds College is looking for a English Horsemanship Instructor
Closing date for applications is March 5, 2017. For more information click View PDF
Coach Initiation in Sport
The CAC is happy to announce that it is launching Coach Initiation in Sport on March 6, 2017.
Coach Initiation in Sport is an online NCCP module developed to introduce new or experienced coaches to the foundational skills in coaching, such as: long-term athlete development, ethics, coaching motivation, and athlete safety and wellness. The Coach Initiation in Sport module will also introduce coaches to the NCCP, a valuable tool for preparing a coach’s first in-person NCCP workshop.
As a special launch promotion, and to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday, Coach Initiation in Sport will be available for FREE for 150 days. Please note, as of August 3rd, 2017, the module will cost $15.
Coach Initiation in Sport is a valuable resource for:
Parents interested in coaching;
- New coaches;
- Experienced coaches new to the NCCP;
- Athletes transitioning to coaching;
- Experienced NCCP coaches who need professional development, or a refresh on the fundamental principles of the NCCP; and
- Sport administrators who work with coach development and the NCCP.
2017 HCBC Membership Renewals
Don’t forget to renew your HCBC memberships for 2017. The office is closed during Christmas Break and New Years, so if you have not renewed before December 31, you will not have personal HCBC insurance coverage until you renew.
Criminal Record Seaches
Coaches, Instructors and Candidates should now use Sterling Back Check to obtain the required Criminal Record Search or to renew it.
This service is very fast, often completed after only 2 days. Results are automatically sent to [email protected] and the coach or candidate can also access their results.
English,Western and Driver Rider Exams
As of January 1, 2017 the administration fee for complete Rider/Driver Exams will be $21.00 (includes GST) payable to HCBC. Where only the written component has been submitted, there is no certificate so no fee will be required. Equestrian Canada has provided newly branded Rider exams paperwork for Drive, English and the Western programs. Please contact [email protected] to obtain copies of the 2017 exams.
Coaches and Instructors are reminded that all Exams must include payment when sent in to the office.
Making Headway Concussion Module
Equine Canada has announced that as of June 1, 2015 all Coaches and Instructors must complete the “Making Headway” concussion training module by December 31, 2017 . All Coach and Instructor Candidates are now required to complete the “Making Headway” concussion training as a pre-requisite for an Evaluation. To read the Equine Canada Press Release click here to go directly to the training module click here
Completion of the Making Headway Concussion Module will give the coach or instructor 5 PD points for NCCP events.
2017 Coaching Dates (tentative subject to change)
The 2017 Dates will be published early in the year, please check back here in February and keep an eye on the HCBC Calendar of Events. We will be looking at a English Instructor and Coach evaluation in the Spring on the Island and in the Fraser Valley. More dates and locations will be set in areas where there are Candidates ready to come forward to the Evaluation. We hope to have enough candidates to run a Western Instructor and a Coach evaluation. If you are interested in taking part in an Evaluation please fill out a Coach File Registration form and send it in to HCBC. This will help us target where the next Evaluations will be held. Download this form with the link below:
BC Coaches Conference
3 PD Points and a great experience
Here is a link to a fantastic opportunity to attend a multi sport Conference and receive 3 PD points.
The 3rd Annual BC Sports Conference is being held on January 14th, 2017 in Burnaby.
The BC Sport Conference, a one-day multi-sport coaching conference held on Saturday, January 14th 2017. It is designed to help coaches perform at their best level for each athlete and team that they work with.
Presented by Volleyball BC, BC Sport Conference will feature top coaches, athletes, and consultants who have worked and excelled at the provincial, national, and international levels. The lineup of 2017 speakers includes:
• Ryan Walter, Stanley Cup Champion and former NHL coach. Keynote speaker
• Steve Gutzler, author and leader on emotional intelligence and personal transformation
• Roger Friesen, sport psychologist for University of Fraser Valley and Cycling Canada
• David Hill, National Coaching Certification (NCCP) developer and alpine ski and rugby coach
• Tom Black, Assistant coach for U.S Women’s Volleyball Team for 2012 & 2016 Olympics
Coaches will receive lunch, 3 NCCP professional development credits, and an opportunity to network with coaches of different sports from across BC.
Multi Sport conferences are great opportunities to grow outside of the Equestrian box.
Go to http://sirc.ca/event/3rd-annual-bc-sports-conference-jan-14-2017 to learn more and to register for the event.
Revised Coaches Discipline Policy now available – April 2016
The Horse Council BC Board of Directors has approved the revised Coaches and Instructors Discipline Policy at the April 2016 Board Meeting. The policy can be downloaded at the Resources for Coaches page or Here
Professional Development Opportunities from ViaSport
Coaches and Instructors can check out all of the PD opportunities on this webpage
There are NCCP Courses, Mentorship Training, Nutrition workshops and much more. Each event will qualify for PD Points.
The courses are in all areas of the Province of BC.
Sport Specific competitions and banquets are not open to all coaches, and would not count for PD.
Request for Interested Coaches and Instructors – 5 Minute Video Project
HCBC will pay you to produce a short informational video! Download the information here see the Projects already uploaded here; http://www.hcbc.ca/5-Minute-Video-Project.html? The use of YouTube and other digital media is changing the way we learn. In the “old days” we went to a mentor and they taught you how to clean out a horses hoof. Others studied books (actual paper text!). Obviously we are in a much different situation now, and many horse enthusiasts go to the internet to watch videos that will show them what they need to know. While this is a great way to learn, what is presented is not always a correct, safe or acceptable method. The source of the video is often not qualified to be presenting on the subject at hand. With all of this in mind, and a need to progress in the way HCBC serves its membership we have started a new program called “The Five Minute Video Project”. Our mission is to have short, single subject videos available on the HCBC YouTube channel that will provide meaningful, correct, safe and appropriate equine education to our members and potential members. This is where you the coach comes in! HCBC is asking EC Certified Coaches to create short videos which HCBC upload to our website. The videos would be free to view and require no membership. In return you would get an honorarium of $100.00 per video, a screen at the beginning of the video promoting your coaching and credit at the end of the video. If “The Five Minute Video Project” sounds intriguing and something you would like to participate in please email [email protected] for more information and to suggest your topic(s).