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SAFETY CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS FOR CHEER AND DANCE COACHES

IMPORTANT: Courses include course materials, test, and instruction. Video taped illustrations will be included in the teaching of Stunt and Tumbling I & II. Note: You must be at least 18 years old to receive a certificate.

Master Level Certification is given upon completion of the four core classes:
Principles & Ethics
Cheer Fundamentals
Stunt & Tumbling I
Stunt & Tumbling II

Cheer & Dance Coaching Principles and Ethics
Developed by the NCSSE, this fundamental course has been designed specifically for cheerleading coaches desiring to build a foundation necessary for a successful cheerleading program. This comprehensive overview covers the following key elements:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Coach
  • Safety Management
  • Sportsmanship Ethics
  • Relationship Building
  • Program Development

Length of course: 3-4 hours
Coaches of all levels and abilities will benefit from this course. Booster club and parent group officers are encouraged to attend.

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Program Management and Cheer Fundamentals
This is a "How to" manual covering methods and practices that can lead to a successful cheerleading program. Forms and colorful illustrations contribute to the information you wish you had known when you began coaching. Coaches will also be presented with a more indepth and interactive approach to program development (practices, legal liability, etc.) and safety management. These topics include the following fundamental coaching skills:

  • Motion and jump technique
  • Practice organization
  • Conditioning
  • Tryout Implementation
  • Legal responsibilities

This course is highly recommended for individuals with fewer than 3 years of experience as a cheerleading coach.

Length of time: 3 hours

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Coaching Stunts and Tumbling I
This course is a must for safe stunting. Key elements of this course include standard terminology, proper skill progressions, spotting drills and techniques, and participant roles and responsibilities. This interactive course uses a video (which is available for purchase) and printed manual to review safe stunting practices and teach the steps in basic to intermediate stunts and tumbling skills.
Skills covered will include stunts that are shoulder level and below and tumbling progressions up to and including a standing back handspring. Basic basket tosses and basic to intermediate coed stunts are also covered with an emphasis on grips, proper technique, and safety.

Length of time: 3 - 4 hours
 
Stunts and Tumbling I DVD available for purchase:
 
$15 if preordered at registration
$30 if purchased on site

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Coaching Stunts and Tumbling II
This interactive course offers coaches’ training on intermediate to advanced partner stunts and tumbling with an emphasis on safety.
Stunts covered will include variations of extended stunts, dismounts, and advanced basket tosses. Advanced coed stunts are covered, including grips and proper technique. Tumbling progressions taught will include a back handspring series and skills up to and including non-twisting aerial flips.
Key elements of this course include terminology, proper skill progressions, spotting drills and techniques, and participant roles and responsibilitie.

Length of time: 3 – 4 hours
 
Stunts & Tumbling II DVD available for purchase:
 
$15 if preordered at registration
$30 if purchased on site

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Dance Safety Certification is given upon completion of the two core classes:
Program Management and Dance Fundamentals
Dance Coaching Principles & Ethic
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Program Management and Dance Fundamentals
This "how to" manual includes instruction on basic counting of music, terminology, foot, hand and arm placements, step by step guides to correct spotting and balance drills for turns, and drills for better pirouette turns. Included is an in-depth dance glossary packed with terminology related to basic, intermediate and advanced dance steps, positions, leaps, turns, jumps, walks and variations. This course contains program management sections covering methods and practices that can lead to a successful dance program.

Length of time: 4 hours

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Dance Coaching Principles & Ethics
This fundamental course has been designed specifically for dance coaches/advisors desiring to build a foundation necessary for a successful dance program. The course manual includes a variety of forms and a comprehensive glossary of dance terminology. This course covers the following key elements:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Dance Instructor
  • Safety Management
  • Sportsmanship Ethics
  • Relationship Building
  • Program Development

Length of time: 3-4 hours

Dance coaches/advisors of all levels and abilities will benefit from this course. Booster club and parent group officers are also encouraged to attend.

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NCSSE Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made within 4 days of the class(es) in order to receive a refund or credit. Credits will be applied only if classes are taken within a two-month time period of the original course date(s).