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EFI Coach Education Courses Scheduled For Spring 2002

HAVING JUST completed the second part of four EFI Level 1 coaching courses
which commenced last Autumn, the new dates for both Introductory and Level 1
EFI Coaching Courses have been announced. These courses will take place in
March and April of 2002, and already demand for places is high.

The courses are attracting many competitors, both National and International
and their coaches who are mindful of the constant requirement to update
their knowledge and coaching skills. The courses are designed in a
progressive manner, each course including modules on the three major
disciplines of Show Jumping, Dressage/Flatwork and Eventing together with
modern coaching, mental and physical preparation methodologies.

The Introduction to Coaching course, is a one day course that introduces the
principles of coaching through both practical and classroom based
activities. Potential coaches must be at least 18 years of age, and have a
sound knowledge of horses and horsemanship. Participants receive a
certificate of attendance on completion of the course.

The Level 1 course is four day course which covers the essential areas
necessary to work competently as an EFI Assistant Coach at Novice level,
with an emphasis on skill development, participation and enjoyment. The
course is divided into two sections, with each part lasting two days. The
intervening time allows participants to implement and consolidate the
principles learnt from the first two days. Following the four day course the
coaches are required to plan and complete twenty coaching sessions and they
return the resulting log book from these sessions together with a First Aid
at work certificate.

On completion of all elements of this comprehensive course, the coaches
receive an Assistant Coach Level 1 Certificate. It should be noted that at
this stage the participant is not qualified to coach alone and must operate
under the supervision of an experienced coach.

EFI Introduction to Coaching Courses - 2002

20th March - Broadmeadow Equestrian Centre, Ashbourne, Co. Meath.
21st March - Gurteen Agricultural College, Co Tipperary.
25th March - Claremorris School of Equitation, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
27th March - Ulster Lakeland Equestrian Park, Necarne Castle, Co Fermanagh.

EFI Level 1, Assistant Coach Course - 2002

15th-16th April - Claremorris Equestrian Centre, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.
22th-23rd April - Broadmeadow Equestrian Centre, Ashbourne, Co. Meath.
30th April, 1st May 2002 -Danescroft Equestrian Centre, Lisburn, Co. Antrim

For further information please contact Alison Corbally, Coaching Development
Manager, EFI, Ashton House, Castleknock, Dublin 15. Phone: (01) 8688222 or


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