As you may know, horse bowl coaches must be trained to take teams to regional and ,if selected ,state 4-H horse bowl contests. Through training, we all work from the same set of rules and, more importantly, from a similar perspective that positive youth development is our 4-H priority.
New 4-H horse bowl coaches must meet the following three requirements prior to acceptance for this 4-H volunteer position.
1. Must have completed Making the Best Better: Volunteer Orientation.
2. Must be screened for child abuse, neglect and criminal records.
(Please contact your local University of Missouri Extension center for “how to” information related to volunteer orientation and background screening.)
3. And, must go through the online horse bowl coach’s tutorial.
Hang with me we are almost there. Once you log into the website, you will see a menu on the left hand side of the screen. The questions for the test are taken from the Horse Bowl Guide which is the last item in the list. The Coaches Training link has material that is intended to help you when you work with a team. Some of the content from the Bowl Guide and the Coaches Training information overlap. Please take some time to read through the Coaches Training notes as they provide tremendous insight into what 4-H values above everything else – positive youth development.
One last favor please….. While your name will automatically go into our state horse bowl coaches data base when you register, I need you to call and let your local 4-H youth specialist know that you have passed. Good luck!
There are 50 questions on the tutorial test which are taken from the guide book and you may retake it until you pass with an 80% or above.
The tutorial site to take the test can be found here.