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HKWSA Coach Development & Certification Guidelines
HKWSA encourages its members, especially those engaging in commercial water ski (& wakeboarding) instructions to go through its formal coach development programme to become registered certified water ski coaches.
The certification requirements shall follow Hong Kong Coaching Committee’s Hong Kong Bank Coach Accreditation Programme (CAP) which is administered by the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI).
Acceptance to the CAP is by HKWSA nomination only and candidates must be current members of the HKWSA. Interested member should approach the HKWSA Director of Coaching or a member of the Coach Development Committee for nomination. Nominated candidates are responsible for liaising with the HKWSA office administrator to register for the training and paying the appropriate training fees.
The CAP Part A – General Theory training is conducted by Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI). The training classes are scheduled by HKSI throughout the year. A Part A certificate shall be issued by Hong Kong Coaching Committee after the candidate has met the attendance and examination requirements.
The Part B & C – Sports Specific Training & Practical are to be conducted by the HKWSA. This will normally be conducted once a year. HKWSA will announce the training through newsletter or other forms of communication. A Part B&C certificate will be issued by HKWSA after the candidate has met the attendance requirements and also passed the evaluation.
To meet the Part D – Coaching Experience requirement the candidate must have accumulated a minimum of 50 hours of water ski (and/or wakeboarding) coaching (whether commercial or private) in the last 12 months.
To apply for full certification, the person must submit a copy of his/her Part A, B&C certificates and a summary of his/her coaching experience in the past 12 months (Part D) together with the name of a reference person (preferably an existing certified water ski coach) to the HKWSA Coach Development Committee for consideration.
All HKWSA Water Ski Coach Certificate shall be issued to the approved applicant by Hong Kong Water Ski Association. A certified coach is required to fill in a Coach Registry Form for filing with HKWSA and HKSI.
A person must be fully certified at a lower level before being considered for nomination to attend a higher level training under the Hong Kong Bank Coach Accreditation Programme (CAP).
For registration as an Active HKWSA Certified Coach, the coach must be a current HKWSA member. He/She also needs to attend annual coach development clinics for continuous development (minimum 6 hours) and also show that he/she has engaged in a minimum of 30 hours of active coaching (whether commercial or private) in the past 12 months. He/She is also requested to fill in the annual renewal form and pay an annual registration fee HK$250.
Registered certified coaches have the first priority to attend coach development courses conducted by HKWSA and may choose to disclose his/her personal contact in the services provider directory in the HKWSA website. For the other certified coaches only their names will be listed in the directory.