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Off Ice Training

We are keen to help our coaches grow their coaching skills and have therefore collaborated with Terassa Taylor-Kaveney and Graham Ferris to run off ice training courses around the country. 

This course will take you through the key areas of off ice training and there will be an assessment at the end of the course. Once you complete part one you are then able teach off ice training in your rinks. If you have NISA Coach Insurance you will be covered to teach this once your pass has been confirmed.

For those who pass level one you can go on to part two, if desired. However, please be aware this will be an intensive course and is a step up from the level one. 

Please see the planned dates below. If you want to hold off ice training at your rink and it is not part of the rinks below please get in contact with coaching@iceskating.org.uk. We require a minimum of 15 coaches to be able to run a course but are happy to try and help rinks get the required number to run a course.

Level 1 Course:

16th March - Murrayfield  - Please sign up here

18th May - TBC

20th July - TBC

28th Sept - TBC

23rd Nov - TBC

Level 2 Course:

6th April - Nottingham - cancelled due to lack of uptake.

24th Aug - TBC

26th Oct - TBC

Course Remit - 

  1. Remit

·         Introductory level to enable the coach to safely deliver off-ice training to skaters:

o   Aged 8-16yrs

o   New to, or minimally experienced in (<6 months from starting), off-ice training

o   Relevant for solo free, pairs and dance

·         Deliver requires no or minimal equipment

·         Higher level courses will address more advanced off-ice training  

  1. Course Overview

                             2.1 Principles of off-ice training

·         How it supports on-ice training

·         Components of Strength and Conditioning

o   Cardio

o   Flexibility

o   Stability

o   Strength

o   Power

·         Injury prevention

                             2.2 Assessment of fitness

·         Testing

·         Assessment of stability

                             2.3 Safety

·         When it shouldn’t be done

·         Injury prevention

                             2.4 Practical workshops

·         Cardio

o   Training modalities

o   Endurance & interval programmes

·         Stability assessment

·         Flexibility

o   Dynamic

o   Passive

·         Strength (incorporating stability)

o   Technique for body weight exercises

o   Legs, arms and trunk

·         Power

o   Technique

o   Plyometrics  

                             2.5 Programme design

·         Volume

·         Timing in relation to on-ice training

·         Progression 

  1. Assessment

·         Formative – MCQ

o   Safety

o   Training principles

o   Programme design

·         Summative – Workshops

o   Each coach will be assessed demonstrating a practical exercise in each workshop