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.

Pre-Preliminary - No Changes to pre-preliminary test structure
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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:

Test Judging Topics
How to Become a USFS Judge
Becoming a USFS Judge
Understanding Judging System
Articles on IJS and ISU
PDF IJS Handbook
Test and Elite Skating Standards
PDF  Judges Singles & Pairs Training Manual
Judging USFS Tests
Evaluation of Jumps
Roles of Judges and Coaches
PDF Chart of Changes to MITF  9/2/2010
USFS & PSA MITF Comments
PDF 2011 USFS Tests Book 8/27/10
Planned Program Sheets
PDF  Test Program Element Sheet Needed
MITF Discussion Topics
MITF Element Coaching & Judging Criteria
Requirements to Pass MITF
MITF Judging Criteria
Basic Skating Judging Protocols
Basic Skating Competitive Judging
Basic Skating Worksheets
Evaluation of Jumps
Critique Sheets
School Figures
PDF USFS Compulsory Figures Rules
Test and Elite Standards
A Positive Environment for Adult Skaters
PDF  Focus Points: Evaluate Tests
Interpreting 6.0 Score Sheets

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