Training

Coach Training

Speed Skating Canada offers coaches access to several opportunities for formal coach training that will lead to certification. These training programs are offered in workshop format offered by provincial/territorial speed skating associations and clubs.

The following coach training workshops are offered by Speed Skating Canada. In addition there are many great coach training opportunities offered by other organisations.

FUNdamentals Leader

The FUNdamentals Leader training is a one day workshop ideal for teenage skaters looking to get into coaching, as well as parents who are new to the sport interested in helping out or simply wanting to learn a little bit more about speed skating. This workshop prepares coaches to work as an instructor or assistant coach with skaters in the Active Start, FUNdamentals & Learning to Train stages of development with skaters in Learn to Skate and Learn to Speed Skate programs.

Minimum age: 14 years old

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FUNdamentals Coach

The FUNdamentals Coach training comprises of two, two day workshops which prepares coaches 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 with skaters in Learn to Skate and Learn to Speed Skate programs, as well as entry level competitions. Topics covered within these workshops include Practice planning, Teaching and Learning, Speed Skating Technique, Error Detection and Correct, Making Ethical Decisions and Equipment. This training includes two hours of on-ice applied training.

Minimum age: 15 years old

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Introduction to Competition

The Introduction to Competition training comprises of two, two day workshops which prepare coaches to assume the responsibilities of a head coach with skaters in the Learning to Train and Training to Train stages of development who are regularly participating in competitions. In this training coaches cover topics ranging from an introduction to biomechanics and performance analysis to sport nutrition and the developmental of basic mental skills, as well as further exploring practice planning, equipment. The training culminates with a full day focused on how to design and implement a seasonal training plan.

Minimum age: 15 years old

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Level 3 Technical

Speed Skating Canada’s Level 3 course is presently in the process of being reviewed and updated to align with the Competition-Development context in the new NCCP. Speed Skating Canada will only organise courses should demand for such training exist. If you are interested in Level 3 Technical Training please contact your Provincial/Territorial speed skating association or write to coach@speedskating.ca

Learn more about the current Level 3 Technical Course

Competition-Development

Enrollment in Competition-Development will be possible starting in the spring of 2012. The information covered in the 6 multi-sport modules will be required knowledge for sport specific modules. Coaches interested in pursuing certification in the Competition-Development should pursue training for these 6 modules or ensure that the learning outcomes have been addressed through a University degree or other forms of formal training. For more information on the transition to the Competition-Development Context please write to coach@speedskating.ca

Minimum age: 16 years old

National Coaching Institute (NCI) & Level 4/5 Certification

The National Coaching Institute Advanced Coaching Diploma is the pinnacle of a coaches’ education in the National Coaching Certification Program. NCI coaches are recognized as being among the most qualified coaches and leaders of athletes and sport programs provincially, nationally and internationally.

The Diploma consists of four core themes; Coaching Leadership, Coaching Effectiveness, Performance Planning, and Training and Competition Readiness. Speed Skating Canada will complement this training with sport specific technical and tactical training and by providing opportunities for applied coaching and mentorship. With the transition to a new NCI program for the 2011-2012 season Speed Skating Canada is still finalizing its own program offering and curriculum.

Minimum age: 16 years old

  • Contact Speed Skating Canada for specific information about Speed Skating specific training at coach@speedskating.ca