Introduction to Competiton Part A: October 22-23, 2016. Details coming soon.
Introduction to Competition Part B: November 26-27, 2016. Details coming soon.
Unsure which coaching course suits your needs? OSSA’s overview chart will provide guidance.
Applications are now being accepted to coach at national meets during the 2016-2017 season. Deadline is October 5, 2016.
Want to host a course? Head over to our online Library for the Education Roles & Responsibilities document to find out how!
OSSA Conference - September 17, 2016 in Barrie. Details coming soon.
Petro Canada Sport Leadership Conference - November 3-5, 2016 in Richmond.
Sport For Life National Summit - January 24-26, 2017 in Gatineau, QC.
Ontario Coaches Conference - March 31-April 2, 2017. Location TBD.
Petro Canada Sport Leadership Conference - November 2-4, 2017 in Calgary, AB.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POINTS (effective January 2014)
All NCCP Certified Coaches are required to earn Professional Development Points to maintain their certifications. Review the Information Sheet for more details.
Notice - Courses before April 2011
The Coaching Development Committee would like to make members who have participated in coach training aware that persons who attended Fundamentals Coach or Introduction to Competition courses prior to August 2011 may have had their practical evaluation fee included in the registration fee.
Evaluations are encouraged to be completed within 6 months of attending a course. OSSA will no longer track the evaluation fees from courses offered 2 or more years ago. As such, coaches who may have paid an evaluation fee prior to August 2011 have until September 1, 2013 to complete their practical evaluation and have the $75 fee paid.
Coaches who do not complete their evaluations prior to this date, will need to pay the evaluation fee to their evaluator when they pursue the steps to complete certification.
Process to become a Speed Skating Coach in Ontario
Club coaches at speed skating clubs across Ontario are volunteers who introduce beginners to the sport of speed skating and guide a skater as they improve their technique and develop the skills necessary to compete. Club coaches organize the on ice activities for each club and provide the programs and instruction so that skaters can improve their technique in a safe and supportive environment.
Speak to either a coach or a member of the club executive at your local speed skating club. They can provide advice on the the coaching needs and opportunities at you local club. If you are interested in taking a course please visit the Speed Skating Canada Coaching Program Guidelines to find out more about the different courses available.
Resources for Coaches - websites
- Speed Skating Canada (http://www.speedskating.ca/resources-0)
- Sport Information Resource Centre (www.sirc.ca)
- Sport Alliance of Ontario (www.sportalliance.com)
- Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (http://www.cces.ca/en/home)
- Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (http://www.caaws.ca/)
- Coaches Association of Ontario (http://www.coachesontario.ca/)
- Coaching Association of Canada (http://www.coach.ca/)
Resources for Coaches - webinars and videos
- Training videos - Dustin Miller and Gilmore Junio
- Best practices for using the Gauge for Bend and Rocker - Shawn Holman
- Interpreting PHV data & implementing reactive periodization in the T2T stage - Istvan Balyi
- Give Your Everything athlete videos - Canadian Olympic Committee
- Racing on Skates - Speed Skating Canada
- Skating the 100m and 111m track - Speed Skating Canada
- When should a skater move from the 100m to the 111m track? - Speed Skating Canada