COURSES & ACCREDITATION
The next coaching course will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information and to register, please click on the Coaching Course Level 1 Registration Form
Want to be a CASK Coach? Click here for information.
For all courses, space is limited. You do not have to be a CASK member to take a CASK course.
Want to host a CASK course at your club?
Contact the CASK office to find out how. You will need a mimimum of 10 participants per course.
Coaching in CASK
The role of coach is the foundation of sport kickboxing. CKA/CASK recognizes that there exist many coaches and instructors across Canada with significant experience and abilities. Canada has produced many international champions in amateur kickboxing attesting to the quality of instruction that exists from coast to coast. The objective of CKA/CASK is to enhance this excellent tradition and allow coaches to share their experiences and talents thus building a skilled network of camaraderie.
Through consultations with coaches and instructors across Canada and internationally, CKA/CASK has developed a Coaching Certification program that is open to all interested participants. The development of this program has involved academics and practitioners in the fields of education, sports science, biomechanics, nutrition, and kickboxing. The program involves both theory and practical components.
The CKA/CASK Coaching program consists of 5 levels:
Level I - Regional Coach
Level II - Provincial Coach
Level III - National Coach
Level IV - Continental Coach
Level V - International Coach
Once coaches have completed the requirements of each level they receive their Coaching Certificate and License. These documents are recognized by CKA/CASK as well as affiliated international kickboxing bodies. Training sessions are held throughout the year and are listed in the CKA/CASK Calendar.
The official is the cornerstone of CKA/CASK. Individuals with a commitment to the integrity of the sport are always required for this essential role. Training is provided in carrying out the duties of judging, refereeing, arbitration, logistics and other aspect of officiating at competitions. Officials volunteer their services at various events in Canada and the USA .
Once trained, officials are provided opportunities to test their skills while being observed by experienced officials. All officials receive accreditation with CKA/CASK as affiliated international bodies.
Training sessions are held throughout the year and are listed in the Annual CKA/CASK Calendar. Officials are also recruited to accompany Canadian delegations for international events.