Coaches Assignments & Certification

Coaching Certification

Whether you are a junior or elite level coach, you are a key individual in the life of our skaters. SSA seeks to support our coaches by providing ongoing training, mentoring and upgrading opportunities for all levels of coaches.

Speed Skating Canada's Coaching Pathway offers a variety of coaching development and certifications courses that are recognized by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). The required level of coaching certification depends on the age group and competition level of the athletes being coached.
All coaches at National Events are required to have this mandatory professional development module: Making Head Way Concussion eLearning Series

SSC Resources:

Long Term Participant Athlete Development (LTPAD)

Coach Training and Certification

Additional Resources (includes Coaching Athletes with a Disability, Program Planning, Risk Management and Safety, Skater Development, Research)