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Overview of Level 4/5 Tasks 2008

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Task #

L4

L4/5
L5
Description
#1
*
4 or 5*
 
Energy Systems
#2
*
4 or 5*
 
Strength Training
#3
 
Music and Choreography
#4
 
 
Nutrition for Optimal Performance
#5
 
4 or 5
 
Environmental Factors and Performance
#6
 
4 or 5
 
Recovery and Regeneration
#7
 
 
Mental Preparation for Coaches
#8
 
 
Mental Preparation for Elite Athletes
#9
*
 
 
Practical Coaching: Advanced Skills Training by Discipline
#10
 
4 or 5
 
Biomechanical Analysis of Advanced Skills
#11
 
 
 
Practical Coaching: Advanced Strategy and Tactics
#12
 
 
Planning and Periodization: Optimal Sequencing of Sport Science, Training and Competitive Activities
#13
 
 
Analysis of Competitive Performances (Debut to Final)
#14
 
 
Practical Coaching: Training Camp, Seminar or School
#15
 
4 or 5
 
Practical Coaching: International Assignment
#16
 
4 or 5
 
Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
#17
 
 
Leadership and Ethics
#18
 
4 or 5 
 
Strategic Program Construction using CPC (Cumulative Points Calculation)
#19
 
 
Canadian Sport System
#20
 
 
National Team Program

  • Level 4 Certification: Must complete 12 tasks in total. Must do either task #1 or 2 plus tasks #3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, and two other tasks, and have a skater/team place in the top half of the Canadian Championships.
  • Level 5 Certification: Must complete remaining 8 Tasks
  • For more information contact Heather McMahon, Coaching and Skating Programs Administrator, Skate Canada at hmcmahon@skatecanada.ca or 1-888-747-2372 ext. 2504

Skate Canada ~ updated Dec. 2008

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