Vision For Coaching
As Skate Canada Professional Coaches we believe coaching is a privilege earned through our commitment to:
- Competently and professionally serving the athlete as a role model, teacher, coach, athlete manager, strategist, and volunteer.
- Developing a well-rounded individual and creating a positive and safe sport environment that will promote physical development and well-being, mental development and positive self image, social skills development, creativity and artistic development, discipline, self-reliance and independence, and principles of fair play and good sportsmanship.
- Providing quality service to and being accountable to the athletes, parents, clubs and schools, community, and Skate Canada.
- Sharing knowledge with athletes, parents, coaching peers, clubs and schools, volunteers and Skate Canada.
- Actively engaged in continuous improvement and education and overall professional development
- Maintaining an open-minded attitude to new ideas and change.
- Supporting the 2014-2018 Skate Canada Strategic Plan.
- Conducting oneself in a manner that is befitting of a coaching professional and that is compliant with Skate Canada and ISU rules, regulations and policies.
Key messages for coaching 2015-2016
These messages were approved by the Coaching Development Committee to help guide coaches for the 2014-2015 skating season.
- Achieve a gold, silver, or bronze status in the Continuous Education Program
- Further educate yourself on the Cumulative Points Calculation (CPC) judging system and the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model
- Take responsibility for your education and your business
- Manage your athletes effectively
- Develop healthy athletes
- Earn the respect of others
- Model, encourage and support ethical coaching behavior
- Ensure a safe and welcoming environment
- Anticipate and embrace change
- Share information and embrace a team coaching approach
This Vision for Coaching and Key Messages was established by the Advisory Coaching Committee (ACC) in September 2000 and was revised and approved by the Coaching Development Committee in October 2014.