Youth Assessor Coach Training
Targeted training for those wanting to be involved with the development of young riders or as to meet the pre-requisite requirements for a British Dressage Youth Assessor Coach.
If you're looking to coach and/or assess BD Youth riders, you're required to hold certain pre-requisites and attend training to become a Youth Assessor Coach. All trainers working with BD riders under the age of 18 must be listed on the Trainer's Database, maintain compliance (including DBS) and evidence attendance at Coaching Young People training.
This training will give you further development of your coaching portfolio and widen your ability to work with a variety of riders plus skills on adapting your coaching styles as necessary.
There are two streams:
Coaching Young People training
A one day training course, running from 10am - 4.30pm, this focuses on the specialist nature of working with young people and the different approaches that may be required to aid their progression and development. The programme will cover areas such as:
- effectively communicating with young people
- key stages of physical and cognitive development
- assessing rider biomechanics and improving alignment
- delivering engaging sessions for young people
Youth Rider Skills Test Assessor training
A one day training course, running from 10am - 4pm, this covers the BD Youth pathway, Youth Squads and Rider Skills Tests and will include:
- observation of recorded tests and reviewing score sheets, in order to standardise the assessment of young riders
- aspects of rider alignment and biomechanical analysis
- how to appropriately and effectively feedback to young riders
Those wishing to be listed as Youth Assessor Coaches will also be required to attend a Youth Rider Skills Test Assessor training.
Book your place
Training days are run in each region around the country - to find out when the next courses are running and to book onto a training event near you:
Already a Youth Coach?
You have until December 2020 to take the Coaching Young People training. To become a Coach Assessor, you’ll also need to take the Youth Rider Skills Test Assessor training.
Already a Youth Assessor?
You have until December 2020 to take the Youth Rider Skills Test Assessor training. To become a Coach Assessor you'll also need to take the Coaching Young People training.
If you've already completed the relevant training, you can apply to be a listed Youth Assessor Coach by filling out the application form below:
Please note: Being listed as a Youth Assessor Coach does not guarantee that you will be asked to be involved with all regional training. We advise that you also seek further development opportunities where you deem that this is necessary, this may involve assisting with, or shadowing experienced Assessors at, regional activities or squad assessment days.