The US Speedskating Coaching Education is comprised of three Levels. In addition USS offers a Fundamental Coach certificate for kids under 16 and parents who want to gain some basic knowledge about speedskating, equipment and technique.

Fundamental Coach:

Is suitable for young skaters, parents and anyone who wants to get their feet wet in coaching. It will make you familiar with the basics of speedskating techniques and equipment.

 

Level 1 Coach:

As Level 1 Coach you are eligible to run your club practices and ensure with your current certification that your club practices are covered by USS insurance. As Level 1 Coach you will develop your coaching philosophy, work on lesson plans, be educated on safety measures, technique and some basic exercise physiology. You will be eligible to coach club and regional meets.

The US Speedskating Level 1 coursework can be taken in an offered USS Coaching Course or as home study with a mentor coach who will have to be a current certified USS Level 2 or higher coach.

 

Level 2 Coach:

You will deepen your knowledge from Level 1 and will be eligible to coach at National level competitions (i.e. Age Group Nationals, Championship events etc.). Level 1 is a prerequisite in order to move to a Level 2.

The US Speedskating Level 2 coursework can be taken in an offered USS Coaching Course or as home study with a Mentor coach who will have to be a current certified USS Level 2 or higher coach.

 

Level 3 Coach:

You are coaching skaters at AmCup, Junior Worlds or World Cup level? Level 3 is for you then. Level 3 course will be held as a seminar style course and requires your in person attendance.

This course is only offered as seminar style course. A separate registration will be set up once a seminar is planned and on the USS calendar. Part taking in the complete seminar is mandatory to be considered for certification. Seminars are usually offered in a two year rhythm unless demand would indicate a different procedure.

 

US SPEEDSKATING COACHING REQUIREMENTS

 *Must be at least 16 years of age to become a fully certified USS coach.

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