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CanSkate Trained Coach Evaluation Portfolio

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This portfolio has been created to provide participants at this level with the expectations of the training, evaluation requirements and standards to obtain a CanSkate Coach Trained status within the NCCP Instruction-Beginner context.

 Certification Deadline:

Coaches MUST be CanSkate Coach Certified or Primary STARSkate Coach Trained within three years of achieving an In-Training status. No extensions will be given.

Requirements for CanSkate Coach Trained Status

  1. Register as a Skate Canada professional coach
  2. Successfully complete the NCCP CanSkate Trained Coach Evaluation Portfolio which includes:
    Part A: Mentorship Interview
    • Observe one 45- 60 minute CanSkate session.
    • Complete a brief mentorship interview.
  3. Part B: Lesson Planning Activity
    • Create a five-week lesson plan.
  4. Part C: The Video Component
    • Complete the video requirements listed including the introduction, two technical lessons and self-evaluation.

     5. Part D: Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

    • Complete the EAP form for the facility in which you are coaching CanSkate.
    • An EAP should be completed for every facility in which you coach, however you are onlyrequired to submit one.

To be completed within one year from date of achieving an In-Training status. The date of achieving an In-Training status is from the date of your In-Training certificate. 

NCCP Trained CanSkate Coaches will be able to:

  • Observe and reflect on a CanSkate session run by a mentor coach
  • Present two CanSkate group lesson
  • Design a 5 week CanSkate session
  • Teach CanSkate skill progressions
  • Identify and correct basic CanSkate skills
  • Design an emergency action plan
  • Make ethical decisions (online evaluation at
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