USA Roller Sports

 

USA Roller Sports (USARS) Coaching Program

 

Coaches’ fees for the 2013 season are $90 for one sport and $140 for both sports.

 

***Please note: If you are not affiliated with a rink or a club and wish to join as an unattached member, the fee is $190.

 

The fee to take the initial test at any coaching level (1, 2, or 3) is $25. Coaches with expired certifications that wish to renew at the level they are currently at must either pay $25 to take the home assessment exam or fill out (and meet the requirements of) the Coaches Certification Extension Application. Coach applications, test order forms and credential extension forms are available here: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Roller-Sports/Resources/Forms.aspx

 

 

COACHING CERTIFICATION LEVELS

XC-1 Registered Coach:

Applicant must meet basic USARS membership requirements and submit XC-1 Registered Coach’s application and fees to the USARS national office. The USARS national office will send the applicant a basic coaching skills study guide and test. The test is open-book and must be returned to the national office for evaluation. Only after passing the basic coaching skills test will the applicant be issued an XC-1 Registered Coach’s card. The XC-1 Registered Coach’s card is valid for one year and requires a basic coaching skills test be completed satisfactorily for renewal. The basic coaching skills test requirement for renewal will be waived if the XC-1 Registered Coach produced a national champion or two podium placements the previous year or attends an authorized USARS coach’s conference.

XC-2 Certified Coach:

Applicant must meet basic USARS membership requirements, have held a XC-1 Registered Coach’s Card for one year and submit the XC-2 Certified Coach’s application and fees to the USARS national office. The USARS national office will send the applicant a certified coaching skills study guide and test. The test is open-book and must be returned to the national office for evaluation. Only after passing the certified coaching skills test will the applicant be issued an XC-2 Certified Coach’s card. The XC-2 Certified Coach’s card is valid for one year and requires a certified coaching skills test be completed satisfactorily for renewal every second year. The certified coaching skills test requirement for renewal will be waived if the XC-2 Certified Coach produced a national champion or two podium placements during the previous two years or attends an authorized USARS coach’s conference.

XC-3 Advanced Coach:

Applicant must meet basic USARS membership requirements, have held a XC-2 Certified Coach’s Card for two years and submit XC-3 Advanced Coach’s application and fees to the USARS national office. The USARS national office will send the applicant an advanced coaching skills study guide. Advanced Coach’s testing may be conducted at an authorized USARS coach’s conference or the national championships, applicants will be notified of the time and place. The test is open-book and must be proctored by an approved USARS official. Only after passing the advanced coaching skills test will the applicant be issued an XC-3 Advanced Coach’s card. The XC-3 Advanced Coach’s card is valid for one year and requires an advanced coaching skills test be completed satisfactorily for renewal every four years. The advanced coaching skills test requirement for renewal will be waived if the XC-3 Advanced Coach produced a national champion or two podium placements during the previous four years or attends an authorized USARS coach’s conference.

XC-4 Elite Coach:

To become an elite coach an application must be submitted to the discipline committee for their approval. The application asks for a list of the coaches’ accomplishments and contributions to the sport. Once Elite status has been awarded, membership must be renewed each year as an active coach; however, the Elite status has no expiration date and no further testing is required.

 

***Please note: Applicants must pass a mandatory background check through the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) to be issued a USARS coaching membership. Once we receive your completed application, you will be emailed instructions on completing your check through NCSI. More information on the background screening process can be found here:  http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Roller-Sports/Resources/For-Coaches/Background-Checks.aspx

COACHES CERTIFICATION EXTENSION APPLICATION (CCEA)

USARS Figure SkatingTraveling Seminars/ Clinics:

USA Roller Sports reaches out to the coaches, officials and skaters with their Traveling Seminar Clinic Workshops in three different locations across the nation each skating season with topics that can include sports science, nutrition and sport psychology, as well as any new coaching techniques and discipline-specific skating demonstrations and discussion of new requirements and rules. Seminar discussion and “on skates” clinic workshops are a part of the continuing education for the attendees during the traveling seminars. Attendance at the traveling seminars/clinics may extend an individual’s Registered, Certified or Advanced coaching status for two (2) years.

Coaches Clinics/Conferences:

Coaches that assist with or host a clinic or attend an approved coach’s conference over the course of the season may have their certification credentials extended one year. All individuals must have this approved by USARS before extension will be granted. These events cannot be used to upgrade to the next coaching level.

World Championships:

If approved, attending Worlds may extend a coach’s credentials for one year.

It is the coach’s responsibility to submit the CCEA to the USARS national office at the time of application (if you wish to extend your certification at your current level).  

 

National Championships:

 

If you coached a national champion or at least two podium placements at the previous year’s national championships, submit the CCEA to the USARS national office for verification to be considered for a one-year certification extension.

 

Please contact USA Roller Sports with any questions.

 

Jane Wojnarowsky (Figure Skating)                              Ricci Porter (Speed Skating)

402-483-7551 extension 12                                              402-483-7551 extension 14

jwojnarowsky@usarollersports.org                               rporter@usarollersports.org