Tools you will receive:
Skate IA is in a unique position to offer liability insurance to certified skate instructors (inline/quad/skateboard). Skate IA has shown over the years to be a safe and insurable risk with our extensive manual, certification program and focus on safety in learning and thus we are able to confirm and offer a liability policy which includes $100k on SAM (sexual abuse/molestation).
The Insurance is sold separately from membership for three reasons:
The annual insurance policy provided by the SkateIA for individual instructors costs $130 per calendar year. Skate Schools Insurance costs $1150 annually and includes 2 full memberships. Half-year insurance is also available for the months of July to December.
If you are not otherwise covered, we strongly advise you to purchase this insurance, whether you’re an individual or a school. Skate IA was formed, in part, to ensure its skate instructors have proper coverage for their professional businesses.
Skills you will need to demonstrate & teach:
Skills you will only need to demonstrate:
There are a variety of reasons why Skate IA does not allow quality skaters to simply take a test to ensure they can meet the requirements, but the biggest reason is that we need to be insurable. The Insurance Company annually reviews our membership guidelines, provides us with waivers for our students and works with us to set the parameters for safety equipment. They also review our manual and teaching guides to ensure we are teaching to a standard that allows them to securely insure Skate IA & Skateboard IA. Everyone must take a certification to be insured.
In addition to the Insurance Company requirements, we have found, through our anonymous survey at the end of each certification, that those students who had already been teaching and whom are already high level skaters, agreed that the Certification was worth their time and money. Most of them stated that they truly learned “what they didn’t know” before the certification. Better explained, they thought their methods were the best, or sufficient, but during the course started to see how they would be able to improve their current classes immensely. For some it was the step-by-step process of the introduction, for others it was learning how to break down moves into three easy steps. Others added that learning teaching methods like where to stand in the classroom and how and when to demonstrate, added a layer of sophistication to their teaching that they had not previously understood. We have yet to have someone finish a certification who did not state emphatically that it would improve their teaching to a very large degree. We had two recent graduates of our certification programs independently share with us that they both oversee academic teaching programs and raved about our programming. One said that she was convinced it would be a waste of time beforehand, but a necessary evil to obtain insurance. She is a full time school teacher and program creator/editor for her school district. After she completed our certification she generously raved that our program not only exceeded her expectations but she wished we ran the academic workshops she is required to attend. We have something to offer all levels of skaters and skate instructors. Get certified and know more so you can share more.
There are many good reasons to be satisfied with a Level 1 Certification. But, if you are teaching either regular classes, larger classes or skaters at a variety of levels, even if only private lessons, then you might consider taking it up to the next level. Here is a rather exhaustive list:
Rarely do we have the chance to teach two or six people who are all the same level and ability. In order to ensure you are equipped to teach whomever rolls into your class, your Level 2 Cert will offer you the skills you need. We’ll talk about examples from each person’s own classes, build a list of our toughest challenges and then go to the classroom and learn how to “see” everyone, teach so they all can hear, visualize, listen and understand what we are teaching.
Examples of the wider audience you will be able to reach include:
These skaters and more can be taught more easily by knowing how to really dig into the issue of how to teach to everyone. Don’t you want to learn how to be a better teacher?
Skills you will need to teach:
Skills you will need to demonstrate (13):