Coaching is the key in a skater learning quality skills and having fun at the same time. Skate Canada BC/YK Section has approximately 430 coaches working with skaters. They are all in different stages of NCCP certification. Finding a coach which your child works and responds well with is critical for their continuous progression. Coaches are passionate about the sport and love working with children and can greatly add to the maturing process.
Coaches Representative Position up for election on the BC/YK Section Board of Directors
The position of Coaches Representative is up for election again this year. This is a 1 year term requiring attendance at all BC/YK Section Board meetings, BC/YK AGM, and the National AGM.
If more than one coach is nominated for the position, an election will be held and ballots will be circulated to all registered coaches electronically on Wednesday March 9, 2016.
All ballots must be returned electronically no later than Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 23:59.
The Section Coaches Representative will then be announced at the Section AGM.
For the full Job Description please CLICK HERE.
To apply for the position please complete the online application form HERE by the deadline March 2, 2016
***ATTENTION CanSkate/PSS Coaches
As of January 1, 2016 No extensions will be given. CanSkate Coaches have 3 years from taking the CanSkate course to either obtain their CanSkate Certification or attend the Primary STARSkate course. PSS Coaches have 3 years from taking the PSS course to become Primary STARSkate Certified.
All Coaches MUST be Registered with Skate Canada to submit any portfolio for marking.
Upcoming Events for Coaches
December 2015- STAR University Program 2016. Skate Canada is excited to announce the launch of STAR University (STAR U) program. Based off of the well-known and successful CanSkate Coach University, this sister program will replicate the coach experience and learning environment to reflect Skate Canada’s new STAR 1-5 program. STAR U will introduce the new STAR event, test, and program structure, including new coaching strategies to maximize athlete development. It will provide an inside look at the STAR program prior to the launch in September 2016. STAR U will be held at the end of May in conjunction with the ACGM/NCC in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Chosen participants will receive a full scholarship from Skate Canada to attend the STAR U program, including cost of the program, travel, accommodations (double occupancy shared with other participants) and per diem. Additional candidates may be invited to attend and participate in the STAR U training at their own expense or at the expense of their club or section.
November 2015- Safe Sport Incident Reporting: Please complete this Incident Report Form should an incident occur at your club, skating school, or at any Skate Canada related event. When multiple people are involved in a single incident, please complete and submit an incident report form for each inidivdal.
The incident report should be entered through the online portal but a printable version is available for reporting purposes.Safe Sport Incident Report Form