Apr 06, 2022

USEA Now Accepting Coach Applications for 2022 EA21 Program

By Kate Lokey - USEA Staff
Benjamin Noonan and Keep Kitty. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to announce that coach applications are now being accepted for the 2022 USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) program. Three coaches will be selected for the EA21 program for the regional clinics, one coach per region. The coaches should be able to instruct Young Riders competing at the Modified through Intermediate levels of eventing.

The eastern regional clinic will take place at Morven Park International Equestrian Center (Leesburg, Va.) on July 25-26, the central regional clinic will take place at Holly Hill Farm (Benton, La.) August 1-2, and the western regional clinics will take place at Aspen Farms (Yelm, Wash.) August 15-16, immediately followed by the clinic at Twin Rivers Ranch (Paso Robles, Calif.) August 17-18.

Coach Requirements

  • Applicants must have a current ICP Level IV or V certification, comply with SafeSport Training requirements, and have an updated background check complete.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and motivation to participants in the Emerging Athlete Program and Young Rider Program.
  • Develop and manage the delivery of coach support to Emerging Athletes and a system for communicating with coaches and reviewing the progress of athletes.
  • Work with the USEA ICP Committee and EA21 Director of Coaching, David O’Connor on a teaching curriculum for the regional clinic(s).
  • Subject to contract with USEA stating the duration of contract, duties, termination, and payment. The EA21 coaches are asked to give back to the sport, and offer coaching services at a discounted rate for the regional clinics.

Information to be included on the application:

  • Name and contact details
  • USEA Member ID#
  • ICP level of certification
  • Narrative for success
  • Daily rate for the two-day EA21 clinic
  • CV

All applications should be formally submitted by end of day, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Only complete applications including all outlined information above will be considered.

Please direct inquiries and applications to the following contact:

Kate Lokey, Director of Programs and Marketing
Phone: 703-779-0440
Fax: 703-779-0550
[email protected]

About the USEA Emerging Athletes 21 Program

The purpose of the Emerging Athletes 21 program is to create a pipeline for potential team riders by identifying and developing young talent, improving horsemanship and riding skills, and training and improving skills and consistency.

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