Job Requisition Number: 23768. After four years of perseverance, paperwork, and patience, the University of California, Berkeley Equestrian Club was finally founded in the fall of 2010. In the spring of 2011, the team gained its Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (ISHA) membership, solidifying the team as a recognized Club Sport. The fledgling team competed in its first show in February of 2011, walking away with a wide array of ribbons and proving early on the competitive nature of the riders. In the 2011-2012 ISHA season, the team's first full show season, we secured the spot of Reserve Champion in our region. In our first show season we were the second best competing team in our division, giving well-established teams a run for their money.
The team currently competes in the IHSA English Division, Zone 8, Region 1, going head to head against established schools, such as Stanford University, UC Davis, and Cal Poly SLO. Members are of all levels and experience, making horseback riding an accessible experience for all the students at UC Berkeley. Team members ride at least once a week.
The Cal Equestrian Team is committed to creating a safe, fun, and competitive environment for students at UC Berkeley who share a love of horses. With first class trainers and top of the line facilities, the program strives to enable riders of all backgrounds to develop their horse knowledge while gaining confidence and leadership skills. Founded upon teamwork, horsemanship, and sportsmanship, the team works to provide a rewarding experience and lifelong friendships for all of its members.
The Coach will be responsible for organizing and collaborating with the team for lessons and shows. Additionally, they will be responsible for the following things:
•Manage the team in practice and show preparation •Attend all shows throughout the season •Analyze performance and instruct athletes in skills, techniques, and strategies in preparation for competition. •Maintain open path of communication with team and conduct meetings/reach out as necessary. •Comply with IHSA regulations •Maintain a professional and positive presence in the IHSA community. •Perform all other duties as needed or assigned.•Experience coaching IHSA or IEA teams •3-5 years of coaching experience •Ability to develop a strong program that will allow our team to be competitive •Excellent judgment, problem solving, planning, and organization skills •Strong communication both in-person and through technology •Successful background check clearance •Compliance with all Cal Sport Club, Department of Recreational Sports and University policies and guidelines.
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