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PSA E-Learning Series

The course and exam scope and content for the PSA E-Learning Series are “technique-based” with the how’s and why’s of basic theory woven into each course. Tier 1 is designed to introduce the student to the common language of figure skating and progress through the basic principles. The series will be expanded until PSA offers a full curriculum of e-courses. The exam consists of bank of questions that are derived directly from the course content and reflect the concepts that are the most important for coaches to comprehend and incorporate into their coaching.

 

U.S. Figure Skating Continuing Education Requirement (CER) Courses

The course and exam scope and content for CERs are “academic-based” with a strong focus on professional competence with a blend of self-directed study of four topic areas: Professional Ethics, Sport Safety & Science, U.S. Figure Skating Rules, and IJS Rules (Category A only). The on-line course content follows a common framework with stated course objectives. The assessment exams are designed to prepare coaches to handle the application of best practices in professional coaching.

 


Full refund of e-course tuition requires advance withdrawal. Once a course is completed and the exam attempted, there are no refunds. The continuing education requirement (CER) is a rule of US Figure Skating which includes the number of credits needed. When a coach exceeds the number of credits attained for US Figure Skating, those additional credits are applied towards PSA educational credit requirements.
 How To's

Check for complete coach compliance by clicking on the link in the Resources box here: http://www.usfigureskating.org/content.asp?menu=coaches&id=451

CER/ Category A

CATEGORY A: PROFESSIONAL COACH (OR CHOREOGRAPHER) OF QUALIFYING LEVELS OF COMPETITION SKATERS:

  • Defined as one who is coaching, teaching or instructing one or more skaters or teams that are participating in qualifying levels of qualifying competitions or championships. This includes, but is not limited to: primary coaches, choreographer, assistant coaches, and element specialists (spin coaches, jump coaches, style coaches etc.)
  • Qualifying competitions are defined as regionals, sectionals, synchronized skating sectionals and adult sectionals.
  • Championships are defined as U.S. Junior Championships, U.S. Championships, U.S. Synchronized Team Skating Championships, U.S. Adult Championships and U.S. Collegiate Championships.

 

CER/ Category B

CATEGORY B: PROFESSIONAL COACH (OR CHOREOGRAPHER) OF SKATERS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING U.S. FIGURE SKATING SANCTIONED EVENTS (EXCLUDING QUALIFYING EVENTS COVERED UNDER CATEGORY A):

  • Defined as one who is coaching, teaching or instructing one or more skaters or teams that are participating in non- qualifying levels of sanctioned competitions or championships. This includes, but is not limited to: primary coaches, choreographer, assistant coaches, and element specialists (spin coaches, jump coaches, style coaches etc.)
  • U.S. Figure Skating tests (pre-preliminary and up)
  • Nonqualifying competitions(pre-preliminary and up)
  • Nonqualifying event at a qualifying competition

 

CER/ Category C

All CER Category C courses are designed specifically for group skating instructors. All courses will be relevant to the roles and responsibilities of Basic Skills and entry-level group skating instructors.  Teaching skating in a group setting carries its own unique set of challenges, however if managed properly, group teaching offers tremendous opportunities for the growth and development of all U.S. Figure Skating programs. In order to complete the CER C requirement instructors will need to pass three courses, one from each of the different topic areas:

  1. Class Organization and Management
  2. Basic Skating Skills, Teaching Techniques and Evaluation
  3. Growth and Retention of Members

 

CER/ Category D

PROFESSIONAL SPORT SCIENCE SUPPORT SERVICES

Defined as one who is a Sport Psychologist; PT; ATC, or like. Must submit a signed affidavit stating credentials and be able to produce current proof of professional credentials in their field of expertise. If an individual performs Sport Science Support Services and also performs duties as a professional coach or choreographer, that individual must meet Category A or B requirements.

Proof of Certification can be faxed to 507-281-5491 or sent to: PSA 3006 Allegro Park SW, Rochester MN 55902

Click here for an Affidavit

 

 


 



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