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 4: Course Descriptions
CER ACP 304: Injury Prevention and Return to Play
Upon the completion of CER ACP 304: Injury Prevention and Return to Play, coaches will have the information to be able to understand; (1) What constitutes an injury; (2) How to talk to athletes and their parents about injuries; (3) When should athlete seek treatment; (4) How to help an athlete find a doctor, physical therapist or dietitian; (5) What some common injuries in figure skaters are; (6) What to do if a concussion is suspected; (7) What coaches need to know about medication and banned substances, and who is subject to drug testing; (8) The coach’s role in crafting a return to play plan.
CER ROS 301: Understanding +5 to -5 GOE Scores
CER ROS 301: Understanding +5 to -5 GOE Scores Criteria was created to assist coaches to build on the understanding of the International Judging System (IJS). This course is designed to help coaches to understand the recent changes made to the GOE Guidelines implemented by the ISU at the 2018 Congress. The GOE (Grades of Execution) criteria have been expanded to 11 grades ranging from +5 to -5. The content will give coaches an in-depth understanding of how positive GOEs are achieved as well as how errors can impact the overall GOE. Understanding and applying rules correctly is necessary for skaters to be properly prepared for competitions which results in more success and positive experiences.
CER ETH 403: Leadership in Coaching
At the completion of CER ETH 403: Leadership in Coaching, coaches will be able to:
Understand the concept of dynamic leadership
Identify the characteristics of a dynamic leader
Apply Maxwell's Levels of Leadership to a coaching situation
Recognize development opportunities at each of Maxwell's levels
Identify success techniques from mentors and other successful coaches
Evaluate yourself as a role model in the industry, inspiring continued growth.
CER SCI 400: Basic Anatomy for Figure Skating Coaches
CER SCI 400: Basic Anatomy for Figure Skating Coaches will help coaches understand how the human body functions is key to developing a healthy athlete and optimizing skill performance. In this course, discover the basic concepts of anatomy and physiology to develop a basic knowledge of key body systems that sustain human life and relate to figure skating. Learn in greater detail how the skeletal and muscular systems are formed and function. Take to the ice a fresh understanding of how the human physique is built and the key muscles to engage that will achieve desired movement patterns and execute various skills with ease. Develop a vocabulary of anatomical terminology and learn new concepts that can be incorporated into instruction.