Level 3 Certification and Competition-Development Certified Coaches are qualified to assume the responsibilities of a Head Coach with skaters in the Training to Train, Learning to Compete and Training to Compete Stages of development. It is the minimum certification required to Coach at Canada Winter Games and recommended certification for all coaches working with Regional or Provincial Teams attending SSC Championships and selection events.
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. Presently SSC is in the transition phase between Level 3 Certification and Competition Development. The pilot certification process for Competition-Development Coaches will be available starting in the Spring of 2012.
For coaches who have nearly completed the requirements of Level 3 certification are encouraged to do so as soon as possible or consider enrolling in the Competition-Development pilot to complete their certification.
Level 3 Coaches are required to complete the following activities to earn certification:
Minimum age: 16 years old
Evidence for these criteria is gathered through three unique activities:
Download Evaluation Forms
Please note certification for Competition-Development will require coaches to be observed in-person or by video in both the training and competition setting in addition to the preparation of portfolio tasks.