Programs Designed to
Retain Figure Skaters
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
High school athletic programs have
developed a structure that allows schools to compete against other
schools with similar enrollment through participation in a local State
Athletic Interscholastic Federation. There is a wide
variation in the winter sports that are included in individual states
that is highly dependent on the climate
of the state's geographic region (cold winter climates).
Note: New York State Public School
Athlete Federation provided for:
Two competitive tracks are available to skaters: The New Competitive Test Track and the Well-Balanc- ed Free Skate Track. The Competitive Test Track aligns testing requirements with competition levels.
Midland Area High School Figure Skating Team
The Midland Area High School Figure Skating Team recently opened their sixth competition season. We are fielding an A, B and C team this year, and the team is coached by Teri Haag.
The Michigan High School Skating conference is made up of 60 schools throughout the state of Michigan and is divided into districts. The team competes in District 5 and trains at the Midland Figure Skating Club.
Note: the Michigan High School Skating Series which was introduced in 1999. The Series started in 1999 with 10 teams and just a single competition, but has grown to 50 teams and 16 competitions.Marquette Figure Skating Club in conjunction with the Marquette Senior High School Figure Skating Club hosts the U.P. of Michigan High School Figure Skating Competition Series on Sunday morning of the Ron Carlson Marquette International Open in February. This is a 2-part competition series with Houghton High School and the Copper Country Skating Academy hosting the other half in November. A High School Team may participate in 1 or both competitions.
High school figure skaters in Michigan compete in five districts, each composed of six to 12 teams. Each school may field any or all of A, B, and C level teams, which compete separately. The A teams perform the most difficult elements, with C teams having the least difficult elements. Teams participate in three initial-round competitions within their own district, and then the victors from each district meet in at the state championship.
The initial-round competitions in each district are team compulsory competitions. At these competitions, there are three events at each level - a jumps event, a spins event, and a moves event.
A club team skaters can still earn their varsity letters. There isn't a Michigan High School Athlete Association (MHSAA) championship in the sport of figure skating.
Approved High School Sports are Governed by Individual State Interscholastic Programs -
NFHS | National Federation of State High School Associations
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), ... The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level.
NFHS Member State Associations NFHS Affiliate Associations
California Interscholastic Federation™
March 2, 2011 ... The governing body for high school sports in California. ... school athletics," said Marie Ishida, CIF's executive director. .... have completed a CIF-approved coaching education program, including the CIF rules exam.
Kentucky High School Athletic Association Handbook, Rules and ...
Jan 14, 2011 ... Bylaw 21-Rules Governing Contests ... Copyright (C) 1998-2009 Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
High School Athletic Association Rules
May 5, 2010 ... In North Carolina, the State High School Athletic Association only allows for a an athlete to participate in sports 8 consecutive semesters.
PDF Athletic Eligibility Information
June 16, 2009 ... summary of Minnesota State High School League rules which govern athletics in Minnesota ..... on file with the senior high school athletic director.
The University Interscholastic League was established to provide vehicle for educational extra- curricular academic, athletic, and music contests. The UIL was created by The University of Texas at Austin in 1909 and continues to operate as part of the University of Texas, under the auspices of the Vice President for Diversity & Community Engagement.
The League is comprised of 16 private schools in New England, including: Belmont Hill, Brooks, Buckingham, Brown & Nichols, The Governor’s Academy, Groton, Lawrence Academy, Middlesex, Milton Academy, Noble & Greenough, Rivers, Roxbury Latin, St. George’s, St. Mark’s, St. Paul’s, St. Sebastian’s and Thayer. Founded in 1948, the league’s members compete in 18 sports as a part of the larger New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC).
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:
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