Educational Opportunites

Foundations of Coaching (FCC)

This one-day course is an introduction to coaching at the entry level. It is a recommended learning resource for new or beginning coaches of ice skating. The purpose is to build a foundation of resources and tools for the new coach to start his/her business of professional coaching. It involves both on-ice and off-ice classes.

Apprentice Program

Apprenticing offers an opportunity to work under a Master rated coach to learn new skills and update current ones. Apprenticeship involves: on-ice observation of private or group lessons, on-ice lessons to improve teaching techniques and off-ice discussions of teaching techniques, music editing, training schedules, tests and competitions, parental interaction, etc.

Ratings Prep Training

"Ratings Prep Training" prepares coaches for Oral Ratings Exams. This 3 day program features a Master Rated coaching faculty presenting on and off-ice topics. Each discipline and level are offered based on interest and registration.

Continuing Education Requirements

U.S. Figure Skating/PSA Continuing Education Requirement In cooperation with the Professional Skaters Association, U.S. Figure Skating requires the mandatory continuing education requirement (CER) for all coaches at U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned events.

PSA Seminars

Full day seminars provide continuing education with the focus on valuable information for all levels of coaches to stay on top of their game. Hosts work closely with the PSA office to develop an on - and off-ice agenda best suited for area coaches. Seminars can be scheduled anytime of the year except the months of April and May. Attendees can earn up to 12 PSA education credits.

New PSA Clinics

Half day clinics are designed to offer affordable continuing education in your area. Hosts have the option to develop and select specific topics best suited for area coaches. This half day event may or may not include ice time and can be scheduled in the months of January – April or June - December! Attendees can earn up to 6 PSA education credits.

Rating Site

The PSA Official Rating System is for coaches who want to validate their skating skill and teaching experience. Ratings are an assurance to clubs, rinks, skaters, parents, and the general public that the coach they hire is technically qualified to instruct at the level in which they are rated regardless of background and skating achievement.

Hockey Skating

Course is designed to assist professional figure skating coach's transition into coaching hockey players. The course consists of three parts: the Hockey Skating I manual, classroom notes, and a 50 question exam. This course was originally taught at the annual PSA conference and included two 45-minute classroom lectures.

New PSA Super Site

Education PLUS! The value of hosting a Super Site is endless. The PSA office will partner with local clubs and hosts to find the magic combination of topics and sessions for ALL to learn. With the Super Site format, hosts are able to combine multiple events over the course of 2 or 3 days to educate coaches, judges, skaters, and parents. 

Event Options:
            PSA Clinic
            PSA Seminar
            Foundations of Coaching
            Skater sessions with master rated coaches
            (opportunity to schedule private instruction)
Scheduled any time of the year except the months of April and May. PSA education credits available will vary with each Super Site.