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Developing a Plan for Training

Guides For Success
       Guidelines are needed to develop a training plan. Start by developing of profile of the training goals of the target audience.  Learning is an ongoing process to achieve specific development objectives.

       A simple outline provides a good structure to start.  Expect that there will be changes as you acquire more experience in creating a training plan. The following general terms can provide the structure of the plan the outline you create with information that defines "What is the ":

training goal

learning objectives

learning methods / activities

documentation / evidence of learning


overall results or capabilities you hope to attain by implementing your training plan, e.g.,
1. pass supervisor qualification test
what you will be able to do as a result of the learning activities in this plan, e.g.,
1. exhibit required skills in problem solving and decision making
2. exhibit required skills in delegation
what you will do in order to achieve the learning objectives, e.g.,
1. complete a course in basic supervision
2. address a major problem that includes making major decisions
3. delegate to a certain employee for one month
4. etc.
evidence produced during your learning activities -- these are results that someone can see, hear, feel, read, smell, e.g.,
1. course grade
2. your written evaluation of your problem solving and decision making approaches
3. etc.
assessment and judgment on quality of evidence in order to conclude whether you achieved the learning objectives or not

      Add time lines you project to understand the concept, demonstrate the ability to perform or use the new skill as short term memory, and finally how long you expect will require to master and store the information in long term memory.

      How you plan on measuring the student's achievement? Define the evaluation standards and how frequently you plan on testing the learner's skills after administering a pretest to establish the levels of skills before starting the training.

The following elements need to be included in an athlete's daily training program:

  • Start with warming-up exercises
  • Review previously taught skills
  • Introduction of new skills
  • Provide feedback to skaters
Progression of lessons should allow for a gradual buildup of physical activity:
  • Easy to difficult
  • Slow to fast
  • Known to unknown
  • General to specific
  • Start to finish
Principles of Effective Training Sessions:
  • Keep all skaters focused — Athletes need to be active listeners.
  • Establish clear, concise goals — Athletes need to know exactly what is expected of them.
  • Give clear, concise instructions — Demonstration to illustrate oral instructions.
  • Record progress  — Chart athlete's weekly progress.
  • Give positive feedback — Emphasize and reward things the athlete is doing well.
  • Provide variety to prevent boredom.
  • Stress the fun aspect of learning — Training and competition is fun — keep it this way for you and your athletes
Learning is increased when information progresses from:
  • Known to unknown — adding new things to familiar concepts and skills.
  • Simple to complex — start with the basic skills the learner has mastered.
  • General to specific — take a generalized concept and separating it into its simplest parts.
       Plan to maximum the use of existing resources.  Think creatively and find substitutes or improvise for equipment you lack.

       Allow for individual differences — Different athletes, different learning rates, different capacities.


The Process of Learning

Training Factors:

Physical and Mental Training Considerations

Complete Guidelines to Design Your Training Plan The goal of this phase of your planning is to obtain or develop any resources you need to carry out your plan.

PDF Off Ice Fitness #1 - US Figure Skating   the following categories for off-ice development: Warm Up and Cool Down ... Professional Skaters Association or the United States Figure Skating Association) , ... training of the prepubescent athlete involving proper program design, exercise

What Exercise Routine Is For A Figure Skater? Feb. 8, 2012 ... If you want to be an elite figure skater, consider the on-ice workout routine ... A year around program for figure skating training is available at ... It also includes programs for developing their technique as performers and artists.

The Athlete's Training Diary: A Classic Workout for a Figure Skater March 5, 2010 ... The Athlete's Training Diary: A Classic Workout for Figure Skating. A look at the training plan of Canadian champion Josée Chouinard ... associated with the accumulation phase will help skaters develop muscular endurance,

PDF Strength Program for Figure Skating Stroking ... To optimize strength and power, figure skaters need to ... For best effect, skaters need to follow a program of exercises.

PDF Conditioning Aerobic and Anaerobic - US Figure Skating Anaerobic Conditioning ... Aerobic Conditioning: Designed Specifically for
Novice/Junior/Senior Skaters and Coaches. The first step in training is to develop a good aerobic base.


The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

Fitness Training Considerations
Kirkpatrick's Evaluating Training Programs
Skating Training Environment
Training Figure Skaters
Group Classes
Fitness Training
Personal Training Plan
Daily Training Plan
Seasonal Training
Training for Junior & Senior Athletes
Age Guidelines for Training
Developing a Plan for Training
Developing Skating Skills
Group Training Stages
Training Priorities
Strategies of Sports Training
Training Task Analysis
Value of Annual Planning
Competitive Training Strategies
Verbal and Nonverbal Communications
PDF  Core Body Training
PDF  Endurance Training Plan

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