The coaches role; creating rider symmetry to improve performance
Couse tutor: Andy Thomas MCSP, HCPC
Andy is currently the High Performance Human Science and Sports Medicine Advisor to the United States Equestrian Teams and Director of eventphysio ltd. Prior to this, he was the Lead Practitioner for Human Science and Sports Medicine to the British Equestrian Federation for 10 years. He has attended 3 Olympic Games, 4 World Championships and 12 European Championships. An experienced international lecturer in this specialist area, Andy provides a unique insight into the management of the human equestrian athlete, developer of TESTT (Thomas Equestrian Symmetry Types and Tests) a system of assessing imbalances and weaknesses in equestrian riders.
The course will be delivered over 6 hours and is split into 3 key sections:
• Introduction of common asymmetries and imbalances.
• The developing rider : why do asymmetries occur and the coaches role in their identification both on and off the horse
• Anatomy and biomechanics of the rider explaining common myths, equestrian terminology and the development of the independent seat
This course is aimed at qualified coaches utilising practical and theoretical learning and qualifies for 6 hours of CPD for all qualified coaches. Demonstrations of both flatwork and jumping where symmetry is assessed and its effect on performance.
Date : 29th January 2019
Venue : Spruce Lodge, Co Wicklow
Cost : £65 per person including lunch
A course book and certificate of attendance will be provided