The Southern Wisconsin Figure Skating Club (SWFSC) follows U.S. Figure Skating and Professional Skaters Association coaching requirements to help ensure that we are providing proper instruction and a safe environment for our skaters. The Club verifies coaching eligibility at annual membership renewal time and for coach participation in SWFSC Ice and in U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned tests and competitions.
Coach's Requirements: U.S. Figure Skating membership, Professional Skaters Association (PSA) membership (for qualifying competitions only), coaches registration with the SWFSC, Liability Insurance, and Continuing Education Requirement compliance.
Certified Instructors are eligible to teach on SWFSC Ice with proof of Liability Insurance, current Instructor Certification (which includes Background check) , and Club approval. More information on coaching requirements is available from U.S. Figure Skating's Coaches and U.S. Figure Skating Information for Clubs sites. usfigureskating.org
Associate Coaches: Coaches who belong to USFS as either an individual member or as a member of another USFS Club, are welcome to teach on SWFSC ice if they are current members of USFS, have proof of Liability Insurance and completed current annual Background Check. This information must be presented to the Club President/ or Club Safe Sport Chair, prior to teaching on Club Ice.
Note: Coaches must meet current eligibility requirements 2017-2018 Coaching Requirements Chart in order to participate in a SWFSC sanctioned event or test session. If a coach does not meet the requirements in time for a sanctioned event held by the SWFSC, we will inform the coach of their ineligibility and ask that the coach leave all coaching areas of the event.
Coach Compliance Outline
Profession Skaters Association (PSA) Continuing Education Requirements for Coaches
Continuing Education Requirements (CER) by Category
U.S. Figure Skating provides helpful information about selecting and working with a coach
SWFSC Home Club Coaches (alphabetical by last name)
Allison (Allie) Ballweg
Liz Uhler Helvey