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UPCOMING COURSES

Competiton-Development Spring 2016. This program is offered by Speed Skating Canada.

Registration deadline is April 29, 2016. Register by contacting Janice Dawson at Speed Skating Canada and to arrange payment.

Competition-Development Training and Certification Pathway

Competition-Development course schedule 2016


Fundamentals Coach Part A: June 11-12, 2016 in Waterloo.  Register online before the June 1, 2016 deadline. Cost is $160. Ages 16 and up. Classroom with on ice portion.

Fundamentals Coach Part B: August 19-21, 2016 in Waterloo. Register online before August 8, 2016 deadline. Cost is $160. Ages 16 and up. Classroom with on ice portion. 

 

Unsure which coaching course suits your needs? OSSA’s overview chart will provide guidance.


Want to host a course? Head over to our online Library for the Education Roles & Responsibilities document to find out how!

UPCOMING EVENTS

OSSA Conference - September 17-18, 2016 in Oshawa. Details coming soon.

Petro Canada Sport Leadership Conference - November 3-5, 2016 in Richmond.

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.

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact a member of the Coaching Development Committee or contact our Sport Manager Sarah Leslie.

 

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.

National Coaching Certification Program overview

Resources for Coaches - websites

 

 

Resources for Coaches - webinars and videos