Performance Level Certification Pathway

Performance Level Certification Pathway

Performance Level Intro 1 Course

You need to complete:

Performance Level Intro 1 Course

The CSCF Performance Level Intro 1 course is one of the possible entry points to the Performance Level coaching program.

Topics in this 5 day on snow course include slalom and giant slalom training and sequencing, course setting, analyzing performance, support for athletes at a race and practice coaching sessions . Other concepts covered on the course include bio-mechanical principles, decision making tools and use of video. There is general focus is on core coaching competencies: valuing, leading, interacting with people, problem solving and critical thinking.

The evaluation portion of this course assesses the candidate’s ability to demonstrate technical and tactical free skiing and gate skiing skills for this level. Candidates must pass the skiing evaluation to successfully complete this course.

Prerequisite: – Development Level TRAINED status (successful completion of the Development Level Course) and
– 20 yrs old on first day of course OR Development Level CERTIFIED status
Fees: $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
Day 1 – Introduction
– Safety Review
– Technical considerations
– Technical free skiing
Key Performance Factors (Analyze Performance)
Bio-mechanics
Video
Course outline
New technical information
Course Materials
Analyze performance review
Video
Day 2 SL practicum – coaching and training
Athlete centered approach
SL practicum
Key Performance Factors and Indicators (Analyze Performance)
Video
Core competencies reflection
Analyze performance review
Video
Day 3 SL practicum – coaching and training
Create a training environment that simulates the competitive environment
SL practicum
Effective Feedback (External cues)
Video
Analyze Performance review
Mid Course evaluation session
Video
Day 4 GS practicum – coaching and training
Providing effective feedback (IACRCv)
GS practicum
Decision making tool
Video
Analyze Performance review
Intro to disabled ski racing
Video
Day 5 GS practicum -coaching and training
Leadership for skill acquisition
GS practicum
Decision making tools
Effective feedback (external cues)
Video
Candidate needs and review
Coaching evaluations and recommendations

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.

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 SL and GS skiing skills while free skiing and in gates for this level.

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 Performance Level courses. To register for a retest, click the registration link above.

Performance Level Intro 2 Course

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

Performance Level Intro 2 Course OR
Performance Level Intro 2 Home Study Option

CSCF Performance Level Intro 2 Course

The Performance Level Intro 2 course is one of the possible entry points to the Performance Level coaching program.

Topics in this 3 day indoor course include advanced planning a training session and designing a year round program, all in the context of working with athletes at the “train to race” stage of development of Alpine Canada’s AIM 2 WIN long term skier development model. There are only a limited number of scheduled courses available as demand is small. The home study option may be more suitable.

Prerequisites: – CSCF Development Level Course and
– CSCF Physical Conditioning Concepts On-line module and
– NCCP Design a Basic Sport Program multi-sport module
Fee: – $375.00 (plus taxes) – DISCOUNTS are available IF you register EARLY at 30 – 15 days in advance

Performance Level Intro 2 Course Home Study Option

The Performance Level Intro 2 course is also available via home study.The same reference material and workbook are available through this option. Coaches will have a set time frame in which to complete and submit the workbook to the CSCF for evaluation.

Prerequisites: – CSCF Development Level Course and
– CSCF Physical Conditioning Concepts On-line module and
– NCCP Design a Basic Sport Program multi-sport module
Fee: – $325.00 (plus taxes and shipping course reference materials)

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

Indoor Session
Day 1 Overview of Performance Level Pathway
Design a Basic Sport Program
– Analyzing the logistics and structure of a program
– Prescribing a training and competition program using the ACA Long Term Skier Development model
Designing, sequencing and adapting appropriate training activities to enhance athlete performance at the Development level (Competition Introduction)
Plan a Training Session 1
– Design an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
– Identify logistics and background information
– Identify components of a training session (warm up, main part, cool down)
– Identify appropriate training activities in each part of the session
Day 2 Overview or Performance Planning
Performance Planning
– Analyzing the logistics and structure of a performance level program
– Analyzing and monitoring critical elements of athlete performance based on recommendations from the ACA Long Term Skier Development model
– Prescribing a yearly training and competition performance level program based on supporting athletes in competition
– Designing weekly programs for specific Periods and training Phases of the program

Designing, sequencing and adapting appropriate on hill and off hill training activities that fit within the weekly programs
– Monitoring and tracking athlete progress

Day 3 Planning a Training Session 2
– Logistics of the training session
– Linking micro-cycles to the yearly plan and each session to its micro-cycle

Sequencing activities within each training session
– Adjusting training session activities based on athlete response
– Planning the training of technical/tactical abilities during a four micro-cycle time frame (one meso-cycle)

Schedule is subject to change.

Register

Scheduled Course – Candidates can register for the Development Level course by going to REGISTER – CSCF EVENTS.

Home Study Option – to register for a home study option, coaches must contact the CSCF National Administrator to coordinate registration . There is no on-line registration available. Contact the CSCF by going to CONTACT US or by phoning 1-800-811-6428 or (514) 748-2648.

Leading, Managing and Coaching Concepts

You need to complete all of the following six (6) NCCP multi-sport modules:

– Prevention and Recovery from Injury
– Leading Drug Free Sport
– Psychology of Performance
– Managing Conflict
– Coaching and Leading Effectively
– Developing Athletic Abilities

These six (6) NCCP Competition-Development multi-sport modules are offered by the provincial and territorial government agencies. Modules are generally organized over 3 weekend sessions and are also available by home study in some provinces. These modules include:

Prevention and Recovery from Injury
After finishing this module, coaches will be able to design a personalized Prevention Action Plan that will enhance their athletes’ performance and assist in the prevention of injuries. In particular, they will be able to Identify injuries common in sport and methods of preventing them.

Managing Conflict
Although conflict is normal, it is not always necessary. This session will teach coaches how to identify where conflict is likely to occur and how to manage the situation. Coaches will learn about the five approaches to managing conflict and when it is appropriate to use each of them.

Leading Drug Free Sport
The world of sport is full of surprises; Know the rules and how they apply to your athletes at any given time. One of your responsibilities as a Coach is to know and comply with all applicable anti-doping policies and rules. This session will give Coaches the tools and resources needed to create a doping-free sport environment.

Psychology of Performance
After finishing this module, coaches will be able to guide their athletes in the development of the psychological skills they need to maximize their performance. In particular, Coaches will be able to: develop individualized competition focus plans for their athletes or teams, develop the ability to critically reflect on psychological skills and decide which are most relevant for their athletes or teams.

Coaching and Leading Effectively
After finishing this module, coaches will be able take leadership action that improves the conditions that support athlete performance. In particular, Coaches will be able to: Make interventions that enhance learning and build and reinforce group and team cohesion and commitment, develop expectations about the behaviour and commitment needed to achieve individual and team goals, communicate effectively and respectfully with both athletes and those supporting their performance.

Developing Athletic Abilities
After finishing this module, coaches will be able to: Implement general and sport-specific training protocols and methods to appropriately develop or maintain sport-specific athletic abilities, adapt selected training protocols and methods to athletes’ stage of development and training experiences, adapt selected training protocols and methods to the phase in the yearly program, use the results obtained by evaluating an athlete’s performance to develop training protocols and methods for the athlete’s gender and stage of development.

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

CSCF Licensing credits – by any of these modules you will accumulate credits towards annual professional development requirements.
– 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.

NCCP On-line Evaluations

You need to complete all of the following three (3) National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) On-line Evaluations:

– NCCP Make Ethical Decisions On-line Evaluation
– NCCP Managing Conflict On-line Evaluation
– NCCP Leading Drug Free Sport On-line Evaluation

Your NCCP Number

BEFORE you register for these on line evaluations, you will need an NCCP number. NCCP numbers are assigned by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) on first time entry into the NCCP database.

You can find your NCCP number by going to GO TO MY PERSONAL PAGE … General Info tab. If your NCCP number is not there, you can This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request your NCCP number.

NCCP Make Ethical Decisions On-line Evaluation

Note: if you have already completed the NCCP Make Ethical Decision on-line evaluation as part of the CSCF Entry Level or Development Level programs, it is NOT necessarry to do this again.

This on-line evaluation will test your ability to use the NCCP 6 step ethical decision making process.

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.

To register, log on to the COACHING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA web site. Make sure you select the Comp-Dev MED option and NOT the Community Sport MED version.

NCCP Managing Conflict & Leading Drug Free Sport On-line Evaluations

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

Performance Level Coaching Evaluations

You need to complete all of the following four (4) CSCF evaluations;

– Performance Level Coaching during Training Evaluation
– Performance Level Coaching at a Race Evaluation
– Performance Level Design a Program Evaluation
– Performance Level Manage a Program Evaluation

Coaching during Training Evaluation
This on hill coaching evaluation – during training is a 1 day evaluation and is conducted one on one with a CSCF evaluator while the coach is coaching their own “Train to Race” level athletes during a regular training session. It also includes completion of the Performance Level Coach Portfolio Part A documentation. The prerequisite is the Performance Level Intro 1 course.

Coaching at a Race Evaluation
The on hill coaching evaluation – at a race – is 1 day evaluation and is conducted one on one with a CSCF evaluator while the coach is coaching their own “Train to Race” level athletes during a scheduled race. It also includes completion of the Performance Level Coach Portfolio Part B documentation. The pre-requisite is the Performance Level Intro 1 course.

Design a Program Evaluation
The design a program evaluation is a documentary process that is done through a CSCF master coach while completing the Performance Level Coach Portfolio Part C documentation. The prerequisite is the Performance Level Intro 2 course.

Manage a Program
The manage a program evaluation is a documentary process that is done through a CSCF master coach while completing the Performance Level Coach Portfolio Part D documentation. It is strongly recommended that the NCCP Competition-Development Multi-sport modules precede registration for this evaluation. This documentation

Documentation

Documentation for all evaluations is included in the Performance Level Coach Portfolio Guidelines reference materials that coaches receive at the Performance Level Intro 1 course. This documentation is also available by going to GO TO MY PERSONAL PAGE. Then go to the Resource Center tab and select Performance Level from the drop down search menu.

Register

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

To register for one of these evaluations, coaches must contact the CSCF National Administrator. There is no on-line registration available. Contact the CSCF at 1-800-811-6428 or CONTACT US.

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