Free Skate 3 Lesson Plan

Skills
Objective
Focus
Teaching Tips
Forward and back crossovers in a figure eight

Students will be able to perform four to six crossovers in a continuous circle with a change in direction without stopping.
 Body Position, Edge Control
Review forward and backward crossovers. 

Explain and demonstrate the pattern that the students must use (figure eight).
Waltz Eight
Students will be able to complete the waltz eight pattern both directors with one transition.
Pattern, Body Position, Stopping Rotation
Show the waltz eight patterns to the skaters.

Explain the timing of the pattern and where to step down on the circle.

Demonstrate

Advanced forward consecutive swing rolls, four to six edges
Students will be able to perform swing rolls for several counts with free leg first extended behind skating leg then swings forward on a continuous axis.

 Edges, Body Position, Extension
Demonstrate a swing roll.

Break it down into parts (leg extended behind, the swing through, leg extended in front).

Reinforce the importance of holding the extension as well as the upper body position.


Backward inside three turn, R & L Students will be able to perform a moving backward inside three turn in both directions white holding well-balanced edges.

Edges, Balance,
Body Position, Knee Action
First, make sure the student is spinning in the direction that he/she (feels most comfortable

Review back pivots (entry into spin).

Explain/review the concept of balancing over one side and spinning on the ball of the foot.

Go over arm position and the concept of centrifugal force.

Demonstrate.

Back spin with free fool in crossed leg position minimum  Students must be able to perform a balanced back spin with the free foot crossed over in front for a minimum of three rotations

 Balance

First, make sure the student is spinning in the direction that he/she feels most comfortable.

Explain/review the concept of balancing over one side arid spinning on the ball of the foot.

Go over arm position and the concept of centrifugal force

Demonstrate. (See Free Skate 2)

Salchow
Students will be able to perform a salchow jump with proper technique and a controlled landing edge
Jumping, Body Position,
Stopping
Give the student a choice for the entry (Mohawk or three turn).

Explain the entry edge needs to be a back inside edge with free leg and arm extended behind with skating arm in front of the body.

Demonstrate the action of the free leg and arm into the jump.

Demonstrate the jump as a whole.

Half Lutz Jump 
Students will be able to perform a half Lutz jump with proper edges and body position into and out of the jump.
Timing, Jumping, Twisting in Air
Explain that the jump must be taken off from a back OUTSIDE edge.

Review the half flip in Free Skate 1 for explanation of jump position.

Demonstrate.
Waltz Jump/Toe Loop or Salchow Jump/Toe Loop Jump combination
Students must be able to perform a combination jump with no extra steps in between and with proper body position.
Body Position,
Stopping, Jumping
Let the student decide if they want to do a waltz jump or salchow before the toe loop.

Review toe loop from Free Skate 2.

Explain the toe loop entry from the landing edge of either jump - waltz jump or salchow. Demonstrate.