Coaching Association of Canada

Figure Skating

 Skate Canada offers the following NCCP workshops.

Club Coach - CanSkate: This 3-day course will train and prepare candidates to teach Skate Canada’s learn‐to‐skate program called CanSkate. Designed for coaches working with skaters of all ages and abilities, the modules focus on the needs of new coaches in relation to teaching progression and skill assessment/analysis of learn-to-skate skills and includes an on‐ice skating assessment of the candidates.

Regional Coach: This 3-day course will prepare coaches to teach Skate Canada’s test program called STARSkate. This course covers all figure skating components and introduces pair skating and synchronized skating disciplines. Designed to prepare coaches for a successful coaching profession, the modules focus on the needs of coaches in relation to teaching progression and skill assessment/analysis of STARSkate skills. The workshop also includes an on-ice coaching practice session.

Provincial Coach: This 5-day training session will prepare coaches to teach all four disciplines in figure skating: singles, ice dance, pairs skating, and synchronized skating. Coaches will also learn key stroking and skating skill components for skaters at the Learn to Compete stage of LTAD.

National Coach: This program is designed for coaches working with Learn to Compete and Train to Compete athletes who will acquire the necessary skill set to improve athlete performance in preparation for provincial, national, and in some cases international competitions. The sport-specific training called Analyze Technical and Tactical Performance (ATTP) is a 2-day course to help coaches at this level to refine advanced figure skating skills and strategize plans for helping their athletes reach their full potential. At the ATTP course, coaches will analyze technical skills at the novice-senior competitive figure skating levels.

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