With the second of five National Qualifiers set to begin this weekend in Buffalo, New York, USA Taekwondo would like to take this opportunity to keep our coaches informed on the latest details concerning the upcoming event. Below are a couple of key points that all participating coaches should be aware of:
- The Friday evening session of the Coaches' Edge Seminar is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m., while the Saturday morning session of the Coaches' Edge Seminar is scheduled to start at 7:00 a.m. The seminars are scheduled to take place in room 106D at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. It is advised to arrive fifteen minutes early so that you may be properly checked into the seminar, as attendance will be taken.
- Coaches who arrive early on Friday, April 17th, should report to the Coaches' Booth located at the Registration site (Buffalo Niagara Convention Center) before attending the Coaches' Edge Seminar in order to expedite the process of producing your coach credential for the event. The Coaches' Booth will be open from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday. Coaches who have all of their requirements fulfilled before the start of the Friday evening session of the Coaches' Edge Seminar will be provided with their credential at the conclusion of the seminar, whereas the coaches who still have pending information will be able to pick up their credential the next morning when the Coaches' Booth re-opens at 8:30 a.m. Coaches participating in the Saturday morning session will be able to pick up their credential at the conclusion of the seminar.
- If you are coaching at the 2009 Buffalo National Qualifier and are not sure of the requirements to coach at the event, it is highly recommended to review the following link CIDP Requirements. It is also highly recommended to visit the Coaching page of the USAT website at http://www.usa-taekwondo.us/content/index/2357 and review the Information About Coaching At Events.
New coaches: For individuals who have not taken any course of the USAT Coach Identification and Development Program (CIDP), you will be required to register for the 2009 Associate Coach Course along with attending the 2009 Coaches' Edge Seminar. The Associate Coach (AC) course is delivered online and serves as the initial step of the CIDP certification process. The status of coaches who register for AC certification will be pending until the results from their AC quiz have been processed. Therefore, coaches who register for AC certification will be considered an Associate Coach at the Buffalo National Qualifier while their AC quiz is being evaluated. Their status as an Associate Coach will only be removed if they do not pass the AC quiz. It is recommended that coaches register online for the AC Course in order to avoid the additional $25.00 fee for registering on-site. Complete details about the AC course can be found HERE.
This information has been provided to help our coaches be better prepared for the event and allow them to enjoy the experience of sport Taekwondo at the highest level.