Development Level Pathway

Development Level Pathway

Development Level Course

You need to complete BOTH of the following:

On-line ePrep Module for the Development Level course AND
Development Level Course

On-line ePrep Module for the Development Level Course

This module is MANDATORY and must be completed BEFORE you arrive for the first day of the course There is no extra cost for this module as it is an integral part of the Development Level course. The ePrep module will introduce key concepts and terminology covered during the course and will help you get more out of the course. It will take about 3-4 hours to complete and can be done in as many sittings as you like. Successful completion of the ePrep module requires a 75% result on multiple choice tests in the application.

You must log in to complete the Development Level ePrep module any time AFTER you have officially registered on line for a Development Level course. Immediately after registering for a course, an email will be sent to you with the LIVE link to the module and instructions for log in and completion.

You can also view the DEMO VERSION of the Development Level ePrep module in advance if you wish.

Development Level Course

The Development Level course is an intro to coaching at the “Learn to Train” and “Learn to Race” levels of development.

This 5 day course includes topics such as slalom and giant slalom basics for U14 and U16 athletes. You will learn strategies utilizing drills and exercises that bring desired skill acquisition in free skiing and gates. You will learn setting principles in slalom and giant slalom courses, modified for this age group. Teaching and learning principles and safety considerations are also covered. Practice coaching sessions are part of the course for each candidate.

The evaluation portion of the course assesses the candidate’s ability to demonstrate free skiing and gate skiing skills as well as drill setting. Candidates must pass the skiing and drill setting evaluation to successfully complete the course. Re-evaluations for skiing and drill setting are available.

Click here to view a document that outlines things candidates can do to prepare for this course.

Prerequisites: – Entry TRAINED status (successful completion of the Entry Level Course) and
– 18 yrs old on first day of course OR Entry Level CERTIFIED status (new)
Fee: $625.00 (plus taxes) – DISCOUNTS are available IF you register EARLY at 30 – 15 – 7 days in advance
Re-test Fee: $150.00 (plus taxes)

CSCF Licensing Credits – by completing this event you will accumulate credits towards annual professional development requirements.
– 4 education credits and 1 risk management credit.
– This satisfies all credit requirements for the annual ACA-CSCF Coach License.

Course Outline

Morning Afternoon Indoor (to 6:00 pm)
Day 1 Introduction & Safety
Activation cycle
Technical activities
Video
Key performance factors (EEPPTT)
Skill development scale (IACRCv)
Teaching & Learning module
Course content, evaluation, and responsibilities
Teaching & Learning module
Candidate video
Day 2 Slalom setting and coaching practicum
Principles of coaching for skill development
– management
– setting
– tactical Activities
– decision training
– learner centered
Video
Setting drills (SL) for skill development
Practicum
– candidates will set a drill course for a specific need
– candidates work in pairs
Teaching & Learning module
Candidate video
Day 3 Setting drills (SL) exam and coaching practicum
Providing effective feedback (IACRCv)
Teaching & Learning module
Skill analysis
Video
Setting SL drill evaluation and coaching practicum
Providing effective feedback (IACRCv)
Teaching and Learning module
Skill analysis
Video
Review coaching outcomes
Teaching & Learning module
Candidate video
Mid course candidate assessment
Day 4 Giant Slalom setting and coaching practicum
Skill analysis and effective feedback
Video
Giant Slalom setting and coaching practicum
Skill analysis and effective feedback
Video
Teaching and Learning module
Candidate video
Day 5 Giant Slalom setting and coaching practicum
Skill analysis and effective feedback
Video
Giant Slalom setting and coaching practicum
Skill analysis and effective feedback
Video
Course evaluation
Course results

Schedule is subject to change.

Helmets: Candidates MUST have a helmet, slalom protection and well tuned skis for SL and GS.

Gate Training: In addition, it is recommended that the candidates have gate training experience prior to the course.

Skis Recommendation: SL skis with maximum 13m radius (no twin tips or fat skis). GS ski with minimum 17m radius.

Have both SL and GS skis available on Day 1.

Candidates should review and understand U14 – U16 FIS course setting rules updates

Evaluation

Candidates must pass all evaluation components in order to be credited with the course. Evaluation components include a skiing skill demonstration evaluation which requires the candidate to demonstrate competency in technical and tactical free skiing skills for this level. In addition, there is a drills setting evaluation which requires setting a drill for skill development in a safe learning environment for Slalom and Giant Slalom.

Register

Candidates can register for the Development Level course by going to REGISTER – CSCF EVENTS. Re-tests for unsuccessful components are scheduled at regularly scheduled Development Level courses. To register for a retest, click the registration link above.

Physical Conditioning Basics

You need to complete:

Physical Conditioning Concepts On-line Module OR
Development Level Conditioning Seminar

Coaches will learn about warm-up, workout and cool-down routines for athletes. Although advanced level coaches or specialists usually design athlete conditioning programs, it is important that Development Level coaches understand the principles and how physical conditioning can directly impact skiing performance.

Physical Conditioning Concepts On-line Module

This on line module is available from the CSCF web site. For more information and registration go to ON LINE MODULES … GENERAL INFO

Development Level Conditioning Seminar

This 2 day seminar will introduce basic condition principles for U14-U16 athletes and the growth and development principles that guide physical conditioning activity at this level. There are theory and practical components to the session.

Seminars, when available, are administered by the Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO).

For PSO or regional availability, check with your Provincial Sport Organization.

CSCF Licensing credits – by taking this event you will accumulate credits towards annual professional development requirements.

– Seminar – 4 education credits and 0 risk management credits.
– On Line Module – 2 education credits and 0 risk management credits.
– A minimum of 4 and 1 credits respectively are required for the annual ACA-CSCF Coach License.

Introducing Rules and Regulations for Coaches

You need to complete one (1) of the following three (3) options:

CSCF Rules and Regulations for Coaches on-line module (4-5 hours) OR
Full Level 2 Officials certification course (2 days) – run by PSOs OR
Level 2 Coach Officials module (4-5 hours) – run by PSOs

The objective of this training is to introduce rules and regulations to coaches so that they can:

– communicate rules and regulations to athletes and parents
– act as a referee on a U14 – U16 race jury
– set a regulation U14 – U16 race course

PSO Officials Courses and Modules

Officials courses and modules are administers by the Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO) only, and are available generally in the late fall and early winter. For schedule and registration information, check with your PSO.

CSCF Rules and Regulations on line module

To register for the CSCF Rules and Regulations on line module, go to REGISTER – CSCF EVENTS.

For more information about this module, click HERE.

CSCF Licensing credits – by completing any of these events you will accumulate cedits towards annual professional development requirements.
A minimum of 4 education credits and 1 risk management credit are required for the annual ACA-CSCF Coach License.

Option Licensing Credidts
– Full Level 2 Officials certification coure – 4 education credits and 1 risk management credit
– Level 2 Coach Officials module – 2 education credits and 1 risk management credit
– CSCF Rules and Regulations on line module – 2 education credits and 1 risk management credit

Make Ethical Decisions On-line Evaluation

You need to complete:

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Make Ethical Decision (MED) On-line Evaluation (Competition-Intro version)

This on-line evaluation will test your ability to use the NCCP 6 step ethical decision making process. During the Entry Level course, training and reference material is provided that will help prepare you for this on-line evaluation. The CSCF recommends that you review the Make Ethical Decisions section of this reference material before registering to take this on line module.

There is no cost for this evaluation. It will take 3-4 hours total to complete and can be completed in as many sittings as you wish.

This evaluation is a requirement for all other CSCF coach certifications. If you have successfully completed it once, you do NOT need to do it again.

Register

Anytime after completing the CSCF Entry Level course you can log on to the COACHING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA web site to register. When registering, make sure you select the “Comp-Int MED” option.

NCCP Number

BEFORE you register, you will need an NCCP number. NCCP numbers are assigned by the CAC on first time entry into the NCCP database. This usually occurs after CSCF submission of Entry Level results to the NCCP database. If you have previously taken CSCF courses, NCCP courses or other sport courses, you may already have an NCCP number.

If you are already a CSCF member, you can find your NCCP number by going to GO TO MY PERSONAL PAGE … GENERAL INFO tab. If your NCCP number is not there, contact the Coaching Association of Canada to request your NCCP number.

The CSCF recommends that all coaches do this on-line evaluation as soon after completing the Entry Level or Entry Level PARA course as possible.

CSCF Licensing credits – by taking this event you will accumulate credits towards annual professional development requirements.
– 2 education credits and 0 risk management credits.
– A minimum of 4 and 1 credits respectively are required for the annual ACA-CSCF Coach License

Coaching during Training Evaluation

You need to complete:

Development Level Coaching Evaluation – during Training

Development Level Coaching Evaluation – during Training

This is one of the most valuable parts of the certification process. Coaches will spend almost a full day with an experienced evaluator while coaching their athletes. This is not only a coaching evaluation, but a great opportunity for a learning experience as well.

There are 3 parts to this evaluation:

– assessment of the Development Level Coach Portfolio – Part A section
– evaluation of an on hill SL or GS coaching session with athletes (3-4 hours)
– debrief after the on hill coaching session

Development Level Coach Portfolio – Part A OR Development Level PARA Coach Portfolio – Part A

For coaches working in a Para-alpine context, please complete the Development Level PARA Coach Portfolio – Part A.

For coaches working in an able-bodied context. please complete the Development Level Coach Portfolio – Part A

The completion of the Coach Portfolio – Part A is part of the practical coaching requirement of the Development Level coaching program for CERTIFIED status. Elements of the Coach Portfolio Part A are:

– reporting on athlete progress
– course setting assessment by a mentor
– coaching assessment by a mentor

The Coach Portfolio – Part A section can be completed during a season of coaching and must be signed of by a club or regional mentor. The assessment of the Coach Portfolio – Part A will be done by the same evaluator who conducts the on-hill coaching evaluation. The coach must bring the completed Portfolio Part A documentation with them (neat, complete and signed off) to the evaluation session.

Documentation for completing the Coach Portfolio – Part A is obtained at the Development Level course and is also in the Resource Center tab by going to GO TO MY PERSONAL PAGE.

On Hill Coaching Evaluation and Debrief

This coaching evaluation is conducted by a trained CSCF evaluator and takes place at the coach’s home club during a regular SL or GS training session with the coach’s U14 or U16 athletes.This will take about 4 hours to complete including the debrief session at the end.

Register

There may be a registration fee for this coaching evaluation if an external evaluator is provided by the CSCF. CSCF Coach Bursary funds help defray evaluator expenses.

To register, coaches must contact the CSCF National Administrator directly to coordinate registration. There is no on-line registration available. Contact the CSCF at 1-800-811-6428 or CONTACT US.

CSCF Licensing credits – by taking this event you will accumulate credits towards annual professional development requirements.

– 4 education credits and 1 risk management credit.
– This satisfies all credit requirements for the annual ACA-CSCF Coach License.

Preparing Mentally for Competition & Designing a Basic Ski Racing Program

You need to complete BOTH of the following:

NCCP Competition – Introduction Multi-sport Module – Mental Preparation AND
NCCP Competition – Introduction Multi-sport Module – Design a Basic Sport Program

These two workshops are offered by the provincial and territorial government agencies in each province/territory. The CSCF does not deliver these modules. Modules are generally packaged together and offered over weekend sessions.

These two modules form part of the NCCP Competition-Introduction Multi-sport modules – Part B weekend offering which are widely scheduled throughout the country by provincial agencies..

Some provinces offer individual modules through a home study option as well.

Mental Preparation

This module is an introduction to integrating basic mental skills to improve competitive performance. This includes mental training techniques and ways to achieve emotional and attentional control.

Design a Basic Sport Program

After finishing this module, coaches will know how to design a basic sport program that meets the training and competition needs of their athletes. In particular, coaches will be able to develop a program structure based on opportunities for training and competition; establish indicators of athlete development in their program and develop practice plans that reflect seasonal training priorities.

For more information and to register for NCCP Multi-sport module workshops or home study options, go to the COACHING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA.

Licensing credits:
– 2 education credits and 0 risk management credit for each module.
– A minimum of 4 and 1 respectively are required for the annual ACA-CSCF Coach License.

Coaching at a Race Evaluation

You need to complete:

Development Level Coaching Evaluation – at a Race

Development Level Coaching Evaluation – at a Race

This is one of the most valuable parts of the certification process. Coaches will spend almost a full day with an experienced evaluator while coaching their athletes at a competition. This is not only a coaching evaluation, but a great opportunity for a learning experience as well.

There are 3 parts to this evaluation:

– assessment of the completed Development Level Coach Portfolio – Part B section
– evaluation of an on hill coaching session during a SL or GS race with the coach’s athletes (4-6 hours)
– debrief at the end of the day

Development Level Coach Portfolio – Part B

The completion of the Development Level Coach Portfolio – Part B is part of the practical coaching requirement of the Development Level coaching program for CERTIFIED ADVANCED status. Elements of the Coach Portfolio Part B are:

– manage race factors and logistics
– prepare athletes to perform optimally
– make effective interventions during and after a race
– assist with running a race
– participate on a race organizing committee

The Portfolio – Part B section can be completed during a season of coaching and be signed of by a club or regional mentor. The assessment of the Coach Portfolio – Part B will be done by the same evaluator who conducts the on-hill coaching evaluation at the race. The coach must bring the completed Portfolio Part B documentation with them (neat, complete and signed off) to the evaluation session.

Documentation for completing the Development Level Coach Portfolio – Part B are obtained at the Development Level course and is also in the Resource Center tab by going to GO TO MY PERSONAL PAGE.

At a Race Coaching Evaluation and Debrief

This coaching evaluation is conducted by a trained CSCF evaluator and takes place at a SL or GS race event with the coach’s K1 or K2 athletes.This will take about 4-6 hours to complete including the debrief session at the end.

Register

There may be a registration fee for this coaching evaluation if an external evaluator is provided by the CSCF. CSCF Coach Bursary funds help defray evaluator expenses.

To register for this evaluation, coaches must contact the CSCF National Administrator to coordinate registration. There is no on-line registration available. Contact the CSCF at 1-800-811-6428 or CONTACT US.

CSCF Licensing credits – by taking this event you will accumulate credits towards annual professional development requirements.
– 4 education credits and 1 risk management credit.
– This satisfies all credit requirements for the annual ACA-CSCF Coach License.

Design a Ski Racing Program – Evaluation

You need to complete:

Development Level Design a Ski Racing Program Evaluation

Development Level Coach Portfolio – Part C

The completion of the Development Level Coach Portfolio – Part C is part of the requirement of the Development Level coaching program for CERTIFIED ADVANCED status. The important element of the Coach Portfolio Part C is development of a yearly program plan showing proper sequencing of basic preparation, training and competition elements of a yearly program.

BEFORE completing the Portfolio – Part C, coaches must complete the NCCP Competition-Introduction Multi-sport module “Design a Basic Sport Program” training. This is offered by Provincial/Territorial sport agencies across the country. For more information on availabiity of training events, click the “Designing a Ski Racing Program” box on the above pathway graphic.

The assessment of the Coach Portfolio – Part C will be done by an accredited CSCF evaluator. Contact the CSCF for how to submit the completed Development Level Coach Portfolio – Part C.

Documentation for completing the Development Level Coach Portfolio – Part C is obtained at the Development Level course and is also in the Resource Center tab by going to GO TO MY PERSONAL PAGE.

CSCF Licensing credits – by taking this event you will accumulate credits towards annual professional development requirements.

– 4 education credits and 0 risk management credit.
– A minimum of 4 and 1 credits respectively are required for the annual ACA-CSCF Coach License.