As a RCA Coach you will have the privilege of taking an athletes through the intermediate stages of rowing and for those who interested in rowing in regattas. Check our coaching calendar to see when the next RCA Coach Workshop is being held in Nova Scotia – RowNS Coaching Calendar.
Who Will You Coach?
Best suited for: Coaches interested in working with intermediate rowers interested in competition (e.g. regional and provincial competitions). Train to Train and Learn to Compete stage.
You would coach individuals with intermediate rowing experience who are in the Train to Train and Learn to Compete stages of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Many of these athletes are interested in competing at regattas at the regional, provincial level.
How Do You Become Certified?
Step 1 – In Training –Complete the 2.5 day RCA Coach Weekend #1 Workshop, typically held in March in Nova Scotia, led by experienced RCA Coach Learning Facilitators.
Step 2 – Become Trained –Upon completion of RCA Coach Weekend #1, go out and use what you have learned on the water for 6 months! Then complete the 2.5 day RCA Coach Weekend #2 Workshop, typically held in November in Nova Scotia, led by experienced RCA Coach Learning Facilitators.
Step 3 – Become Certified –Once you have gained experience coaching Train to Train and Learn to Compete rowers using what you have learned in the RCA Coach Workshops and you feel you are prepared to be evaluated in a direct observation, complete the evaluation request below.
In order to be evaluated, you will need to have the following completed:
1. RCA Coach Weekend #1
2. RCA Coach Weekend #2
3. RCA Coach Assignment
4. Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card
5. Emergency Action Plan
6. Two Lesson Plans prepared
7. Making Ethical Decisions (MED) Online Evaluation
Once these are complete you are ready for your evaluation for RCA Coach which encompasses a direct observation of your ability to 1. conduct a practice (on water and dryland); 2. Rig a boat – detect and correct skills errors; 3. Drive and manoeuvre a more boat safely.