2019-2020 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, 2019; active through June 30, 2020
Each pre-packaged, pre-priced module ($70.00) contains four individual CER courses (one in each topic area). Choose and complete only one module. The modules are prepackaged at. Completion of all four topics will fulfill the CER requirement for U.S. Figure Coach Compliance for the 2019-2020 season. A completion certificate will be automatically issued from the e-learning system.
Completing a module after the deadline will result in a late price of $40.00 per topic area. 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.
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Module 4: Course Descriptions
2019-20CERACP304 - Injury Prevention and Return to Play
Upon the completion of CER ACP 304 - Injury Prevention and Return to Play course, coaches will have the information to be able to formulate answers to the following questions:
- What constitutes an injury?
- How can I talk to athletes and their parents about injuries?
- When should an athlete seek treatment?
- How can an athlete find a doctor, physical therapist or dietitian?
- How can an athlete get in to see a doctor quickly?
- What are some common injuries figure skaters experience?
- What should I do if I think an athlete might have a concussion?
- What can I do if I am concerned that an athlete has an eating disorder/disordered eating?
- What do I need to know about medication and banned substances?
- Who is subject to drug testing?
- Crafting a return to play plan
2019-20CERROS301 - Understanding +5 to -5 GOE Scores
CER ROS 301 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.
2019-20CERETH403 – Leadership in Coaching
At the completion of CER ETH 403, 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
2019-20CERSCI400 – 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. Compete USA competitions and features tools and strategies for placing skaters in the correct levels, preparing those skaters for the competitions, correctly planning programs, developing coaching policies, and cultivating professional relationships with fellow coaches and officials.