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Standards for Professional Coaches Policy - NOW INCORPORATED IN PROFESSIONAL COACH MEMBERSHIP POLICY

Reference: Rule 2401

Effective date: June 1, 2008

Revised date: February 4, 2012 June 6, 2013

 

1.0 PROFESSIONAL COACHES

1.1 All individuals who teach skating in a Skate Canada club or skating school must:

    1. Be registered with Skate Canada as professional coaching members,
    2. Hold a valid First Aid Certificate, 
    3. Consent to a police clearance check and positions of trust check through an organization specified by Skate Canada, and 
    4. Complete the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions on-line evaluation.
    5. Participate in the Continuous Education Program (CEP) and earn the specified minimum number of credits (effective September 1, 2014.)

 

2.0 COACHES TEACHING CANSKATE

2.1 In addition to meeting the requirements in 1.0 above, individuals who wish to teach CanSkate in a Skate Canada club or skating school must complete the NCCP Instruction Beginner CanSkate Coach Training and the CanSkate Assignment have achieved an in-training status.

2.2 Trained NCCP CanSkate Coaches must become CanSkate Coach certified or complete their Primary STARSkate Coach training within two years from the date of registration as a CanSkate Coach.

 

3.0 COACHES TEACHING CANPOWERSKATE

3.1 In addition to meeting the requirements in 1.0 above, individuals who wish to teach CanPowerSkate in a Skate Canada club or skating school must complete the CanPowerSkate Coach Training and the CanPowerSkate Exam.

 

4.0 COACHES TEACHING ALL OTHER SKATE CANADA PROGRAMS

4.1 In addition to meeting the requirements in 1.0 above, individuals who wish to teach Skate Canada programs in addition to, or other than, CanSkate and CanPowerSkate in a Skate Canada club or skating school must complete the NCCP Instruction-Intermediate Primary STARSkate Coach Training.

4.2 Trained NCCP Primary STARSkate Coaches must become certified as a Primary STARSkate Coach within two years from the date of completion of the Primary STARSkate Coach Training.

 

5.0 DANCE PARTNERS

5.1 ELIGIBLE PERSON STATUS: Eligible persons who partner skaters in preparation for and on dance tests are subject to Rule 2202. All partners must abide by the prescribed rates set for partnering as directed by the Board of Directors. See also Rule 4401 (2) - Partners for Dance Tests.

5.2 INELIGIBLE OR RESTRICTED ELIGIBLE PERSON STATUS: Ineligible or restricted eligible persons who partner skaters in preparation for and on dance tests but do not teach in a Skate Canada club or skating school are not subject to the above standards provided that their responsibility to such skaters is only as a dance partner and not as a dance coach. This type of partnering is defined as Professional Dance Partner and must be conducted in a lesson environment led by the Skate Canada Professional Coach. under the general supervision of the skater’s dance coach who must be a Skate Canada professional coaching member.

 

6.0 NON RESIDENT GUEST COACHES

Guest coaches who are a resident of a country other than Canada who coach or instruct in Skate Canada clubs or skating schools for one continuous period of two months or less in any one calendar year are not subject to the provisions of Section 2400.

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