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 7: Course Descriptions
CER ACP 402: Coach Heath, Well-Being and Self Care
As the PSA and U.S. Figure Skating seek to promote an environment in which coach well-being is readily identified and properly addressed, in CER ACP 402: Coach Health, Well-Being, and Self Care, coaches will learn tools and strategies to put their own well-being in the forefront as a foundational component of quality coaching. Rather than coaches succumbing to the consequences of too much stress without effective management strategies, the CER ACP 402 encourages a set of proactive measures that will prevent coaches from incurring such a fate. After all, quality coaches are physically and emotionally healthy coaches.
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 201: Working & Communicating with Parents
The objective of CER ETH 201: Working and Communicating with Parents is for coaches to understand the importance of the coach/parent relationship as well as the relationship between the coach and athlete. The course offers constructive ideas and philosophies on how coaches can work with parents and athletes effectively to build long lasting, successful relationships. The course will also explore the importance of a parent education program to a successful skating organization.
CER SCI 202: Foundations of Athleticism
CER SCI 202: Foundations of Athleticism will educate coaches on the foundations of becoming an athlete. The course will cover the relationship between development of athletic abilities (athleticism) as the athlete grows and matures and how it relates to on-ice skills. The importance of developing athleticism ahead of the skills curve in order to keep our athletes injury resistant, optimize potential and accelerate skill acquisition will be discussed.