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Synchro Team Roles

Team Members

Skaters (and their parents) will be required to sign a contract if you decide to become a member of a synchro team. Please read this carefully, as the team requires a high level of commitment in order to run effect practices. The contract ensures that you are committed to the team for the synchro skating season.

What are the responsibilities of team members?

  • Carefully read, understand and sign the team contract for the upcoming skating season
  • Full committment for the synchro skating season
  • Adhere to all club rules and policies and all Skate Canada rules and policies
  • Abide by Skate Canada’s Club Code of Ethics

Team Coach

What are the responsibilities of team coach?

  • To oversee and make decision regarding all on ice operations
  • Possess the current level of certification for the team from the National Coaching Certification program (NCCP)
  • To have knowledge of the Skate Canada technical requirements and applicable ISU communications
  • Selection of team members
  • Selection of music
  • Selections of competition dresses
  • Adhere to all club rules and policies and all Skate Canada rules and policies
  • Abide by Skate Canada’s Coaches Code of Ethics 
  • It is important that the coach does not meet alone with any athlete or parent. An assistant coach, team manager or other trusted person should always be present. This individual should not be the parent of another team member.

Synchro Coordinator

What are the responsibilities of the Synchro Coordinator?

The Synchronized Skating Coordinator is mainly responsible for the activities of all club Synchronized skating teams. This coordinator is elected every odd year by the membership at the CBS Skating Club's annual general meeting.

  • Chair the club’s Synchronized Skating Committee and its membership may consist of the Synchronized Skating team managers who are responsible for individual team management and the teams synchronized skating coaches.
    • The Synchronized Skating Committee will help co-ordinate club team try-outs, if any, in consultation with the team coaches
  • Responsible for reporting to the club’s Board of Directors during monthly meetings any necessary issues involving synchronized skating.
  • Assist Team Manager with all aspects of Team management
  • Register teams in competitions and make all travel and accommodation arrangements with the executive.
  • Abide by Skate Canada’s Club Code of Ethics
  • It is important that the team manager does not meet alone with any athlete or parent. The coach, or other trusted person should always be present. This individual should not be the parent of another team member.

Team Manager

Each team will require 2 team managers. Team manager positions are a one year commitment. Team managers will be decided on at the beginning of each synchro season. Please contact the Synchro Co-ordinator if you are interested in this position.

What are the responsibilities of the team manager?

  • Manage the finances of the team
  • Collect fees and payments
  • Organize any fundraisers (which require approval by the board)
  • Create and maintain up-to date team roster with email and phone list
  • Budget all revenue and expenses ie. Travel, costumes, fundraising
  • Provide a detailed statement to each skater of their account
  • Distribute all information regarding competitions to team members/parents
  • Distribute  all information from the coach to team members/parents
  • Submit to the Synchronized Skating Coordinator all required competition registration forms before the set deadline
  • Help arrange (with the Synchronized Skating Coordinator and club executive) travel arrangements for competitions
  • Consult with the club’s Synchronized Skating Coordinator any issues that may arise with their team
  • Help coordinate chaperones and other volunteers
  • Help complete room assignments when teams are traveling
  • Any other duties as assigned by the coach
  • Abide by Skate Canada’s Club Code of EthicsIt is important that the team manager does not meet alone with any athlete or parent. The coach, or other trusted person should always be present. This individual should not be the parent of another team member.

Parents

Parents of skaters will be required to sign a contract if your child decides to become a member of a synchro team. Please read this carefully, as the team requires a high level of commitment in order to run effect practices. The contract ensures that you are committed to the team for the synchro skating season.

What are the responsibilities of team members parents?

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  • Adhere to all club rules and policies and all Skate Canada rules and policies