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Continuing Education Requirements (CER)

In cooperation with the Professional Skaters Association, U.S. Figure Skating requires the mandatory continuing education requirement (CER) for all coaches at U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned events as of July 1, 2010.

For complete information on the process from USFS click HERE.

CER / CATEGORY A COMPLIANT COACHES

CATEGORY A: PROFESSIONAL COACH (OR CHOREOGRAPHER) OF QUALIFYING LEVELS OF COMPETITION SKATERS:

  • Defined as one who is coaching, teaching or instructing one or more skaters or teams that are participating in qualifying levels of qualifying competitions or championships. This includes, but is not limited to: primary coaches, choreographer, assistant coaches, and element specialists (spin coaches, jump coaches, style coaches etc.)
  • Qualifying competitions are defined as regionals, sectionals, synchronized skating sectionals and adult sectionals.
  • Championships are defined as U.S. Junior Championships, U.S. Championships, U.S. Synchronized Team Skating Championships, U.S. Adult Championships and U.S. Collegiate Championships.

List of the CER/Category A coaches from PSA click HERE.

CER / CATEGORY B COMPLIANT COACHES

CATEGORY B: PROFESSIONAL COACH (OR CHOREOGRAPHER) OF SKATERS PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING U.S. FIGURE SKATING SANCTIONED EVENTS (EXCLUDING QUALIFYING EVENTS COVERED UNDER CATEGORY A):

  • Defined as one who is coaching, teaching or instructing one or more skaters or teams that are participating in non- qualifying levels of sanctioned competitions or championships. This includes, but is not limited to: primary coaches, choreographer, assistant coaches, and element specialists (spin coaches, jump coaches, style coaches etc.)
  • U.S. Figure Skating tests (pre-preliminary and up)
  • Nonqualifying competitions(pre-preliminary and up)
  • Nonqualifying event at a qualifying competition

List of the CER/Category B coaches from PSA click HERE.

CER / CATEGORY D - PROFESSIONAL SPORT SCIENCE SUPPORT SERVICES

Defined as one who is a Sport Psychologist; PT; ATC, or like. Must submit a signed affidavit stating credentials and be able to produce current proof of professional credentials in their field of expertise. If an individual performs Sport Science Support Services and also performs duties as a professional coach or choreographer, that individual must meet Category A or B requirements.

Proof of Certification can be faxed to 507-281-5491 or sent to: PSA 3006 Allegro Park SW, Rochester MN 55902

List of the CER/Category D coaches from PSA

To review 2/22/10 letter from USFS/PSA click HERE.

 


 

Test Track Changes for 2010 -2011

The Test Track requirements for 2010-2011 have been posted on the US Figure Skating website.  These changes take effect September 1, 2010.
 
One of the biggest changes is that the Limited Beginner, Beginner and Pre-Preliminary Test now have a duration of 1:30 +/- 10  (last year these levels were 1:40 Max).  There are several other changes as well. Download Here
 


2009-10 Combined Report of Action Available

(5/11/10) - The 2009-10 Combined Report of Action is available for download. The actions contained in this document reflect all business transacted by the U.S. Figure Skating Board of Directors and Governing Council for the 2009-10 season and will be reflected in the 2011 edition of the rulebook. This combined report is an effort to simplify the reporting process in that you will need only refer to one document for the final actions. All approved actions will go into effect Sept. 1, 2010, unless otherwise stated in the action. View or Download Here

 


 

USFS Forms from the Member Services section.

http://www.usfigureskating.org/MemberServices.asp?id=248

 


 

USFS Contacts from the Member Services section.

http://www.usfigureskating.org/MemberServices.asp?id=252

 


 

USFS Rule Book

http://www.usfigureskating.org/New_Judging.asp?id=361

 


 

Helpful Links

US Figure Skating (USFS) Home Page
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