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 6: Course Descriptions
CER ACP 204: Synchro Safety Guideline
The premise of CER ACP 204: Synchro Safety Guidelines is to encourage an integrated approach to safety regarding the development of synchronized skating teams and athletes. When a safe environment is developed, it will enable coaches to emphasize and nurture the long-term best interests of skaters and allow coaches to facilitate the development to the highest potential of the skaters. The purpose of this course is to identify and describe safety guidelines for synchronized team coaches to aid in prevention of injury to the athletes during training periods, competition and travel.
CER ROS 404: IJS Synchro Current Season
CER ROS 404: IJS Synchro Current Season is designed to is designed to help coaches better understand the changes to the Synchronized Skating Discipline rules of the ISU and U.S. Figure Skating for season 2019-20. The learning objective is to help coaches, teaching synchronized skating at the juvenile level and above, to understand the rules of synchronized skating for the current season and enable them to apply them to competitive programs. An update will be issued when any changes made by the ISU and U.S. Figure Skating are enacted (after July1).
CER ETH 202: Ethical Principles for Coaching Synchro
The goal of CER ETH 202: Ethical Principles for Coaching Synchro is to identify and describe approved and accepted professional, ethical and moral behavior for professional figure skating coaches in the sport of synchronized team skating:
(1) The coach has a responsibility to facilitate development of positive behaviors in and through synchronized team skating
(2) The synchronized team sport setting requires personal and social responsibility in participants, as well as provide, opportunities for teaching their characteristics
CER SCI 301: Nutrition for Sport Performance
CER SCI 301: Nutrition for Sport Performance is designed to help coaches become familiar with the early and middle stages of child development. Demonstration and examples of how coaches must adapt coaching methods and coaching style to endure safe and effective coaching practice are presented. In addition, the course touches on current practice in talent identification, and the nurturing and development of emergent talent. The course includes a general conditioning section geared toward the 6-11-year-old athlete.