Coaches play a vital role in the success of Pony Club.
The Pony Club Rally is considered the backbone of Pony Club, where all learning begins and Coaches play an integral role in creating rallies that are informative, challenging and fun for riders. Coaches need to be able to provide a safe and fun environment for riders to develop skills, confidence, a sense of belonging and a love of horses and horse riding.
Coaching provides senior members with a great way to keep involved with Pony Club after they have moved onto other riding opportunities, or give another avenue to assist their Club whilst continuing to ride. It also provides parents/guardians/adult supporters with an opportunity to get involved on a different level with their Club, to further develop their knowledge of horses and riding; and gives greater confidence in their abilities with horse management, horse ownership or helping their children master their skills in these areas.
PCAV Membership (Coach)
Any person coaching with Pony Club Victoria must become a member of the State Body. Coach Membership | REGISTER NOW!
Pony Club Australia National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (PCA NCAS)
Pony Club Victoria is committed to providing education, development and resources for coaches at all levels to increase their knowledge and understanding of teaching at Pony Club. It is also important that coaches are valued for their role and enjoy a fun and rewarding experience along their coaching pathway.
Workshops, training and assessment days are conducted throughout the year and across the state to provide support to those looking to improve their coaching skills.
Pony Club Victoria formally develop and recognise coaching skills through the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (PCA NCAS) process. The NCAS program progression is currently:
- PCA NCAS Preliminary - teaching the basics of coaching horse riding and management skills
- PCA NCAS Level 1 - teaching more advance coaching skills to develop riders to higher levels
PCAV Assessors must have a PCA NCAS Level 1 Accreditation. If you are interested in getting involved in developing Coaches accross the State by becoming an Assessor contact Kate Wilson, our Coaching Director