MITF Elements

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New & Revised MITF Elements

   The new and revised MITF elements were adopted and became effective on 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.

Pre-Preliminary - No Changes to pre-preliminary test structure
Preliminary
Pre-Juvenile
Juvenile
Intermediate
Novice
Junior
Senior
References:
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Resources:

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:

USFS Test Judging Topics
PDF  IJS Handbook
PDF  Judges Singles & Pairs Training Manual New  Evaluation of Jumps
PDF  Chart of Changes to MITF  9/2/2010 PDF  2011 USFS Tests Book 8/27/10
PDF  A need for Test Program Element Sheet
PDF  USFS Compulsory Figures Rules
PDF  Focus Points: Evaluate Tests
Roles of Skating Judges and Coaches
Discussion of MITF Topics
New & Revised MITF Elements
Critiquing Skating Performances
Critique Sheets
Requirements to Pass MITF
MITF Judging Criteria
Basic Skating Judging Protocols
Basic Skills Judging Competitions
Worksheets & References for Judges
Test and Elite Standards
A Positive Environment for Adult Skaters
Focus of Free Skating Test Judging
Interpreting 6.0 Score Sheets
School Figures

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