Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Monday, 29 June 2009
- how feedback can be used to assist self reflexion and CPD
- criteria that is suitable to evaluate coaching performance
- how to improve future coaching performance
- methods of keeping up to date with coaching developments
- the benefits of reviewing coaching sessions
- the importance of evaluating personal coaching strengths and weaknesses
- how to compile a professional development action plan
- the benefits of the register Of Instructors
- inexpensive, practical methods of developing coaching skills and knowledge
- how to support other caches in designing and self-implementing CPD
- physical, technical, tactical and mental preparation
- physical, technical, tactical and mental performance
- how good planning and preparation of a coaching programme reduces rider and horse injuries
- types of feedback
- the effects of positive and negative feedback
- the components of good feedback
- the use of scientific methods of feedback
- how technology can assist in providing feedback
- non-verbal methods of feedback e.g. body language, facial expressions
- how perception affects feedback
- the importance of good listening skills when giving and receiving feedback
- the use of reflective logs or journals as a method of feedback
- methods to ensure that the content of feedback has been understood correctly
- how to use feedback when action planning or agreeing new goals
- how to use feedback to adapt goals
- parties that could be included in the feedback process e.g spectators, parents
- the pitfalls of external involvement in the feedback process e.g. parents
- how feedback affects motivation
- factors that need to be considered before beginning a coaching programme
- planning activities and exercises in order to meet the needs and goals of participants
- health and safety issues, including risk assessment, first aid and child protection issues
- responsibility for equipment, facilities, allocation of horses and other resources
- the need to observe and monitor activities to ensure standards are maintained and weaknesses in the programme or training are identified
- the sharing of good practice
- appropriate ethical, moral and behavioural guidelines
- the importance of feedback, communication and liaison between coaching teams and participants
- reasons for modifying and adapting coaching programmes
- the importance of accurate and up to date record keeping
- designing a programme that incorporates coaching styles that are compatible with the learning styles and experience of the participants
- the importance of promoting self-esteem and confidence in coaching teams
- suitable methods of reviewing a coaching programme
- what we mean by term 'empowerment'
- methods and techniques that empower participants
- barriers to empowerment
- personal responsibility and ownership of learning and development
- health and safety implications of empowering staff members
- the relationship between empowerment, delegation, authority and responsibility
- how to increase the coaches ability to become more self-reliant
- the benefits of mental preparation for a training session or competition
- the benefits of physical preparation for a training sessions or competition
- how poor mental preparation can effect performance in training sessions or competitions
- the importance of a training plan/ structure as part of mental and physical preparation
- how good mental and physical preparation helps to prevent stress and anxiety
- the effects of over training
- factors that need to be built into a physical or/and mental preparation structure
- types of motivation
- motivational theory
- techniques suitable for motivating young or children riders
- how positive and negative feedback affects motivation
- barriers to motivation
- types of goal setting, its effect on motivation
- intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors
- how peer pressure effects motivation
- the importance of identifying proper/safe riding techniques in order to reduce the risk of injuries
- the importance of warm up and warm down
- how to prevent injuries in horse riders
- the importance of setting realistic goals suitable for the rider's fitness level and skill set
- the most common rider injuries and symptoms - unrelated to falls
- what causes injury? including extrinsic or intrinsic risk factors
- the importance of using and maintaining safety equipment
- how risk assessments help to prevent injuries
- professional help and guidelines available in the treatment and rehabilitation or sports related injuries e.g. GP consultation and referral, sports physiotherapist, osteopathy etc
- the use of essential protective equipment including gloves, footwear that provides support and protection for your feet and protective headwear to reduce the risk of serious head injuries
- the importance of acknowledging and praising effort as well as results
- why mixing praise with criticism can devalue the message
- how to promote desired behaviour and/or skills
- positive reinforcement and its effects on confidence
- the effects of positive reinforcement on behaviour and skill
- how positive reinforcement improves performance and reduces errors
- how mentoring can help individuals to recognise and maximise their potential
- the skills and attributes of a good mentor
- how mentoring helps to raise awareness and generate personal responsibility
- the importance of encouraging the mentee to explore options and make choices for themselves
- informal versus formal mentoring practice
- personal qualities of a good mentor e.g. empathy, respect
- the importance of reflective practice and continuing professional development of the mentor
- the relevance of ethical and moral values when mentoring
- the importance of confidentiality
- the differences between coaching, teaching and mentoring
Sunday, 28 June 2009
Saturday, 27 June 2009
We are thrilled to announce our Spotlight Endurance Rider, Cheryl Dell from California . Cheryl shares with us her story including some "hairy" moments and looks ahead to the selection process for the United States Endurance Team for the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games. And our favorite intern Chrissy Joy brings us the latest from the 2010 Games Office. Listen in...
2010 Radio Show Episode 44 - Spotlight Endurance Rider, Cheryl Dell:
- The recent rain has played havoc all over the country, but especially in Gladstone, New Jersey, where the best of America's Dressage Horses and Riders were contesting the Collecting Gaits Farm USEF Dressage Festival of Champions.
- Catherine Haddad and Cadillac are flying the flag for American Dressage in France.
- Anticipation in Europe for their FEI Dressage and Show-Jumping Championships, sponsored by Alltech, and held at Windsor Castle, is reaching fever pitch.
- We are thrilled to announce Dr. Cheryl Dell as our spotlight endurance rider. Cheryl lives in California and trains at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Listen to Cheryl as she discusses her life as an endurance rider, her horse Reason to Believe (pictured above) and her plans for the 2010 WEG.
- Cheryl mentioned that she gets many of her horses from Sturgeon Creek Arabians. Check them out at www.sturgeoncreekarabians.com.
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Thursday, 25 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Angel Karolyi of Venezuela was chosen to be the 2010 Radio Show Spotlight Jumper. Angel joins us for a lively chat about his family, career and his plans to qualify for the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games. Also, Akaash Maharaj, CEO of Equine Canada gives us an update on how the preparations are going in Canada for the 2010 WEG. Listen in...
2010 Radio Show Episode 43 - Spotlight Jumper, Angel Karolyi and a Look at Canada:
- Don't forget to register to win a $300 supply of SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program or a 2010 World Equestrian Games T-Shirt.
- Last weekend was a busy one for anyone trying to get a head start on picking the three day event teams for next year's WEG. The US sent 26 year old Will Coleman from Virginia over to Luhmuhlen in Germany to contest the four star there with Twizzel, after a minor injury in the spring prevented him from running at Rolex, and he did us proud.
- At three star level, Canadian Hawley Bennet won the Bromont CCI in Canada riding Gin n Juice.
- In England at the Bramham three star CCI, Andrew Nicholson rose to the top with a clear show jumping round on the final day, snatching victory from local girl Nicola Wilson.
- All the horses competing at next year's World Games will have their feet well taken care of by the American Farrier's Association, or AFA, and this has now been extended to all the test events as well.
- Collecting Gaits Farm has once again signed on to sponsor the United States Equestrian Federation Dressage Festival of Champions at Gladstone, New Jersey.
- Thank you to Akaash Maharaj, CEO of Equine Canada, for joining us with the Canadian update. We are looking forward to having you back!
- Congratulations to Angel Karolyi from Venezuela for being chosen as the 2010 Radio Show Spotlight Jumper. See Angel's website. We will follow Angel and his progress to getting to the 2010 WEG. Here is Angel riding at Washington in 2008:
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Monday, 22 June 2009
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Monday, 15 June 2009
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Saturday, 13 June 2009
Monday, 8 June 2009
G.Steinbrecht (1884, in: 1995, 13).
Saturday, 6 June 2009
Friday, 5 June 2009
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
I've been meaning to write this post for quite some time so finally here it is. I am sure there are some great authorities out there who could explain it all much better and I am by no means an expert. This is just a result of some experiences and lots of digging in the widely available sources.