FUNdamentals Coach

FUNdamentals Certification

A FUNdamentals Certified Coach is qualified to assume the responsibilities of a head coach or lead instructor with skaters in the Active Start, FUNdamentals and Learning to Train stages of development.
Certification is based on the demonstration of specific skills and knowledge. The process is designed to be formative in nature and should only be initiated when a coach is confident that he or she will be successful.

FUNdamentals Coaches are evaluated on their ability to complete the following activities within their daily practice environment:

  • Apply an ethical decision making process
  • Verify that the practice environment is safe
  • Implement an appropriately structured and organized practice
  • Make interventions that promote learning
  • Accesses equipment needs and quality of the participants equipment
  • Detect and correct common technical errors
  • Organize a series of activities into a plan that enhances the learning of one or more skills
  • Design an Emergency Action Plan
  • Report on athlete progress throughout program
  • Utilises communication tools for the effective delivery of the program

Minimum age: 16 years old

Evidence for these criteria is gathered through four unique activities:
1. Making Ethical Decisions On-line Evaluation
2. Coach Portfolio
3. Observation of a practice by an accredited evaluator
4. Debrief with an accredited evaluator

Related Documents & Links
Evaluation Guide
Evaluation Grids
Stakeholder Questionnaire
Video Clips for Portfolio