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:
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