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 10: Course Descriptions
CER ACP 302: Concussion Information
CER ACP 302: Concussion Information for Figure Skating Coaches is based on the information in the NFHS concussion course and is designed to aid U.S. Figure Skating coaches understand that concussion can be a serious or even life-threatening situation if not managed correctly. Upon completion of CER ACP 302, coaches will: (1) Recognize suspected concussion signs and symptoms and respond appropriately; (2) Understand the timing of when concussion symptoms may appear; (3) Know a local concussion center or appropriate clinician to recommend for athletes/parent; (4) Understand the impact and specific issues noticeable in figure skater and how to be proactive; )5) Understand the coach’s role in the “Return to Play” plan; (6) Become familiar with “Return to Learn” guidelines that may affect athletes in school or work; (7) Be aware of the 2018 CDC updated recommendations for concussions in children
CER ROS 204: U.S. Figure Skating “Excel” Season 2
CER ROS 204: U.S. Figure Skating “Excel” Season 2 is designed to provide coaches with information on the following:
The philosophy behind the changes and creation of the Excel program
The timeline for implementation of the Excel program
Excel Free Skate requirements and technical Information
Explanation of the Excel Series and National Festival
Understanding when and how changes to the Excel program will take place
Updates from the previous season
CER ETH 203: Parents as Partners
Every season in every discipline, figure skating coaches dedicate huge portions of their time to teaching skaters how to learn and love figure skating. CER ETH 203: Parents as Partners outlines how coaches can partner with parents to make this experience positive for all involved, especially the skater. Coaches will learn about the Coach-Parent-Skater Triad, explore strategies for creating and maintaining trust, setting the perspective for a successful coach-parent relationship. CER ETH 203 will explain effective meetings, coaching philosophy, and coaching policies to help coaches navigate the difficulties of coaching other people’s children.
CER SCI 301: Nutrition for Sport Performance
In CER SCI 301: Nutrition for Sport Performance, coaches will learn about the following basic components of nutrition and how it affects athletic performance:
- Carbohydrate, fat, and protein - the balance changes daily
- Meal composition- getting all the right nutrients
- Modifying portions based on training & competition needs
- Pre- and post- training/competition meals
- Recovery nutrition