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Ranking  Ranking Applications (PDF)

The Professional Skaters Association Ranking System is becoming recognized world-wide. The criteria to qualify for this program is directed toward the career accomplishments of PSA coaches based on the performance of their skaters. In this program, the career coaching record of a PSA member is established only through the accomplishments of a skater under his or her direction.

This distinguished ranking is recognized as a lifetime achievement by the entire skating community and is awarded each year at the PSA International Conference. Each recipient is presented with an official proclamation of their ranking level.

If a higher level is achieved at a later time, a ranked coach may re-apply to upgrade to that level. Rankings are generally confirmed within 45 days of the application deadline.

Application deadlines are as follows:

October 1 | January 1 | April 1 | July 1

Choose the level for which you would like to apply and download an application:



CRITERIA FOR LEVEL I RANKING
1.) Must be a current PSA member
2.) Must have been the primary coach for a minimum of one year
3.) Must have at least a Basic Accreditation rating
4.) Must maintain and be current with PSA educational credits
5.) Must be CER Category A or B compliant
6.) Must have coached at least at a non-qualifying or invitation U.S. Figure Skating or ISI competition including Basic Skills or Learn to Skate

CRITERIA FOR LEVEL II RANKING
1.) Must be a current PSA member
2.) Must have been the primary coach for a minimum of one year
3.) Must have at least a Basic Accreditation rating
4.) Must maintain and be current with PSA educational credits
5.) Must be CER Category A compliant
6.) Must have coached at one of the following:
• U.S. Figure Skating regional qualifying competitions

  • U.S. Figure Skating regional qualifying competitions at the juvenile level or higher
  • U.S. Collegiate Championships
  • Masters level at a U.S. Figure Skating Adult Sectional Championships
  • Juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, collegiate, adult or masters at a U.S. Figure Skating Synchronized
    Sectional Championships
  • Juvenile level or higher in pairs or ice dance at a U.S. Figure Skating Sectional Championships
  • National Theater on Ice
  • National Showcase
  • National Solo Dance

CRITERIA FOR LEVEL III RANKING
1.) Must be a current PSA member
2.) Must have been the primary coach for a minimum of one year
3.) Must have at least a Basic Accreditation rating
4.) Must maintain and be current with PSA educational credits
5.) Must be CER Category A compliant
6.) Must have coached at one of the following:

  • Novice, junior or senior level in singles at a U.S. Figure Skating Sectional Championships
  • Juvenile or intermediate level in singles, pairs or ice dance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • Juvenile, intermediate, collegiate, adult or masters at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championship
  • Masters level at the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships
  • Masters level at National Showcase

CRITERIA FOR LEVEL IV RANKING
1.) Must be a current PSA member
2.) Must have been the primary coach for a minimum of one year
3.) Must have at least a Basic Accreditation rating
4.) Must maintain and be current with PSA educational credits
5.) Must be CER Category A compliant
6.) Must have coached at one of the following:

  • Novice, junior or senior level in singles, pairs or ice dance at a U.S. Figure Skating to National Championships
  • Novice, junior or senior level at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships
  • North American Challenge Skate
  • Coach of a skater nominated by the Athlete Development Committee to compete in a Developmental International
    competition on behalf of the U.S.

CRITERIA FOR LEVEL V RANKING
1.) Must be a current PSA member
2.) Must have been the primary coach for a minimum of one year
3.) Must have at least a Basic Accreditation rating
4.) Must maintain and be current with PSA educational credits
5.) Must be CER Category A compliant
6.) Must have coached at designated junior or senior ISU events and skaters must have been appointed by an ISU recognized
National Governing Body (NGB) or the ISU. In the case of U.S. competitors, they must have been appointed
by the International Committee, the International Committee Management Subcommittee (ICMS) and/or Synchronized
Management Subcommittee (SMS).

CRITERIA FOR LEVEL VI RANKING
1.  Must be a current member of the PSA
2.  Must be CER Category A compliant
3.  Must have coached the skater for a minimum of one year
4.  Must have been the skater’s primary coach
5.  Skater must have placed in the final round at the World Championships or Olympic Winter Games or if the skater competed prior to 1993, must have placed in the top 24 at either the World Championships or Olympic Winter Games

CRITERIA FOR LEVEL VII RANKING
1.  Must be a current member of the PSA
2.  Must be CER Category A compliant
3.  Must have coached the skater for a minimum of one year
4.  Must have been the skater’s primary coach
5.  Must have coached at multiple World Championships or Olympic Winter Games in any discipline

CRITERIA FOR LEVEL VIII RANKING
1.  Must be a current member of the PSA
2.  Must be CER Category A compliant
3.  Must have coached the skater for a minimum of one year
4.  Must have been the skater’s primary coach only
5.  Must have coached World or Olympic Medalists in any discipline

CRITERIA FOR LEVEL IX RANKING
1.  Must be a current member of the PSA
2.  Must be CER Category A compliant
3.  Must have coached the skater for a minimum of one year
4.  Must have been the skater’s primary coach only
5.  Must have been the coach of a World or Olympic Champion in any discipline

CRITERIA FOR LEVEL X RANKING
1.  Must be a current member of the PSA
2.  Must be CER Category A compliant
3.  Must have coached the skater for a minimum of one year
4.  Must have been the skater’s primary coach only
5.  Must have been the coach of multiple World or Olympic Champions in any discipline


 



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