8-12 hrs online study + quiz
What we feed our bodies is just as important as how we train. Even though passing this short course module will not make you a certified nutritionist, we go through the essential nutrition and body management basics to boost athletic performance and manage a positive, healthy body image for cheerleading athletes.
INCLUDES: Workbook, reading materials, videos, quiz, certificate (digital format), access to CCA video library & resources
COURSE FEES & REQUIREMENTS:
1 credit (included in 1 month of CCA coach membership)
When you complete this course module, you will be able to:
Name the food groups and uses
Explain what happens if an athlete becomes deprived of any of the major food groups
Name the different types of body types and how they effect the way we are designed
Assist athletes with hydration, prevent and identify the signs of dehydration
Understand the appropriate nutrition measures for athletes vs non-athletes
Explain the role of hormones and their impact on metabolism and body
Describe the elements that help determine accumulation and reduction of body fat
List and discuss the three key nutrition issues in the sport of cheerleading
Assist athletes in making healthy and balanced food choices for the cheerleading season
Understand what guidelines you can and cannot give, as a non-nutritionist professional
Explain what biological, psychological and social factors can potentially cause an eating disorder
Describe how sport can act as a trigger for eating disorders
How create a team culture to prevent eating disorders
Differentiate between supplements and performance enhancing drugs
Name the dangers, signs and symptoms of using drugs
Act effectively to identify and refer a concerning athlete to the right professionals
ONLINE CHEER COACHING CPD COURSES
Accredited coaching development for cheerleading coaches
Since 2011, CheerConditioning.Academy (CCA) has become the go-to resource cheer conditioning, sports performance, pom dance fitness & recreational cheerleading. When you register to become a member of CheerConditioning.Academy you can access monthly short courses for your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and work your way to our graduation course program, where you receive the USCCE Accredited Certificate.
Nutrition Basics for Cheer Athletes
CheerConditioning.Academy courses are not a replacement for cheer coaching credentialing, but they serve as a valuable continuing education programme (CPD) for existing coaches and coaching assistants. Please speak with your event provider, insurance, governing body or your federation to check your credentialing requirements.
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Accreditation through USCCE
United States Centre for Coaching Excellence
We are proud to announce the world’s first officially accredited Continued Professional Development Courses for cheerleading education via online learning.
Through The United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE), Cheer Conditioning Academy has successfully accredited its coaching education program under the USCCE’s National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) receiving Domain Specific Level 3 accreditation for Physical Conditioning and Teaching and Communication.
The NCACE accreditation reviewers noted that the program was “very comprehensive and thorough”, provided “quality on-line instruction for coaches”, and delivered “positive and proactive training”. Through this accreditation process, NCACE ensures that the program adheres to the characteristics of excellence as prescribed by SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sport Coaches.