MITF Elements

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Changes to MITF Elements

   The following MITF elements are in effect as of Sept. 1, 2010.

    Judges will apply the marking of MITF (TR 22.00 - TR22,07) and focus points (TR 22.08)  as published in the current 2010-11 USFS Rulebook. The same information is also included in the newly revised PSA MITF Manual.

    The information provided is based on application of the above rules to the old and new MITF elements and is not represented as an official posting of the USFS Test Committee.

    There are several totally new elements and new combinations of existing skill sets that coaches must teach and judges must evaluate:
  • Figure centers, pushes, body form, and edge control
  • Loop technique, body form, and edge/turn control
  • Twizzle technique, body form, and edge/turn control
    It is the goal of these sheets for judges and coaches to be in agreement on the focus points covered in TR 22.00 to 22.08.  Hopefully judges and coaches will NOT just stress the one or two focus points that have previously been associated with the individual test elements, and ignoring the absence or presence of essential, basic, fundamental skating skills.

No Changes to pre-preliminary test structure








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