2020-2021 Professional Coach/Choreographer CER Program Modules
Enrollment is for primary coaches, choreographers, assistant coaches and element specialists who train or instruct one or more skaters or teams participating in any U.S. Figure Skating or member club activities or at U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned events (other than group lessons as part of a Learn to Skate USA program.)
Once you register for the module, you will receive an email with a link to the course.
Completion deadline: June 30, 2020; active through June 30, 2021
Each pre-packaged, pre-priced module ($70.00) contains four individual CER courses (one in each topic area). Choose and complete only one module. Completion of all four topics will fulfill the CER requirement for U.S. Figure Coach Compliance for the 2020-2021 season. A completion certificate will be automatically issued from the e-learning system.
Completing a module after the June 30 deadline will result in a late price of $40.00 per topic area for a total module price of $160. Complete only one module per season, as completing more than one for CER credit per season cannot be refunded.
- The exam is “open book,” and the exams are NOT timed.
- Once the exam is started, it must be completed. Answers will not be saved if the exam is exited before it is finished. The exam will need to be attempted again and will count as one of the three allowed attempts.
- A passing grade of 80% (48 correct out the 60 questions presented) on the module exam is required to earn CER credits for this season.
- In the event that you do not achieve a passing grade, please review the course content before attempting a retry.
- There are three (3) attempts allowed for this exam before a re-registration is required.
Module 8: Course Descriptions
CER ACP 305: Self-Myofascial Release for Mobility and Recovery
CER ACP 305: Self-Myofascial Release for Mobility and Recovery, was written in collaboration with RAD and is designed to aid U.S. Figure Skating coaches in how to incorporate self-myofascial release (SMR) techniques into off-ice training to help improve on-ice performance. Upon completion of CER ACP 305, coaches will:
Understand the difference between mobility and flexibility
Understand why mobility and stability are important in figure skating
Understand how SMR aids in recovery and how it influences on-ice performance
Know how frequently and how long SMR should be applied before and after on-ice training
Become familiar with different techniques for different effects
Know when and where SMR is not advised
CER ROS 206 - Navigating NQS Season 2
CER ROS 206: Navigating NQS course was created to assist coaches:
In understanding the change made to the U.S. Figure Skating qualifying competition structure in May 2018
Strategizing entries for the National Qualifying Series
Being able to advise clients how to successfully participate in the changed competition advancement opportunities
CER ETH 200: Professional Business Practices
The objective of CER ETH 200: Professional Business Practice for Figure Skating Coaches is to describe to the entry-level coach the principles of professional business practices for a successful career in the teaching of figures skating. In addition, the course will give candidates a firm understanding of the code of behavior expected in coaching, as well as, provide insight into the basics of professional development.
CER SCI 303: Provisions for Effective Feedback
CER SCI 303: Provisions for Effective Feedback is founded upon research literature in sport science, motor learning, academics (especially higher education), and also, the course author’s experiences as an athlete and coach. Coaches will learn: (1) What feedback is, (2) The types of feedback available to an athlete (3) Feedback content, (4) How both the frequency and timing of feedback impacts learning, (5) Misconceptions about feedback and learning (e.g. the influence of within-session improvements; the distinction between learning and performance). Coaches will also learn effective feedback strategies to apply in practice to support your athletes’ learning and development.