Level 100 Coach CertificationFrom the USSA Website:
Q: Level 100 (Club) Coach Certification: What happened on July 1, 2004 for Alpine Level 100 (Club) certification? What did it mean?
A: Prior to July 1, 2004, there were no certified coaches at the club or state level, formal certification began at the Regional - Level (300). The direction of our new USSA Coaches Education Program initiated certification for all levels. Therefore, July 1st. was designated as the beginning date for Level 100 (Club) certification. This change had an impact on two groups of coaches:
(1) New coaches: If all three certification requirements had been met (must have a current First Aid/CPR card, passed ASEP Coaching Principles Course, and passed USSA Level 100 Alpine Ski Fundamentals Course – skiing exam and written exam) you will be issued, on the back of your membership card, a Level 100 (Club) Coach Certification. After July 1st. you can still become certified by completing the 3 requirements and will be issued an updated membership card.
(2) Veteran coaches: USSA will continue to honor previous educational work, including the old ASEP course, previous USSA Club fundamentals courses, but will only honor current First Aid/CPR certification (which must be renewed every 2 years). For those veteran coaches who would like to be a Level 100 (Club) certified coach and are missing the ASEP course requirement and have five years of experience or more, coaches education has an alternative option. Purchase the USST Alpine Ski Fundamentals CD-ROM, review it, fill out the Continuing Education Credit (CEC) and return it to the Education office. After evaluating the CEC work, the Education office will issue a pass (or fail) in lieu of the ASEP course. Please send Coaches Education a summary of your educational work (list the date of the Fundamentals Course and instructor) and a copy of your current First AID/CPR card. If all Club requirements have been met, you will be issued a Level 100 (Club) certification.
NOTE: Any coach can still join USSA and remain as an uncertified USSA member coach.
SInce I run an intramural racing program, I figured the "edjucashun" might do me some good. It can't hurt. There's also a Level 200 (State) certification, but that is way beyond my scope. Hopefully the upper level clinics will be offered somewhere in my region as time goes by.