Skating Seminars
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On-line Seminar Ideas

 The Internet Customized Presentations
      The most effective use of available resources is to create a specialized articles addressing the needs of each individual who represents a target audience that is very difficulty to keep interested and focused on
topics that need different approaches due to the age, interests, skills, and motivations of the attendees.

      With an Internet site, it is easy to develop an index starting with simple topics to provide an orientation for parents of new skaters that have expressed an interest in joining your club and/or participating in a Basic Skating Skills Program your club is sponsoring.

      Most clubs have a wide range of skating skills and age groups interested in Free Skating, MITF, Compulsory Dancing, Free Dancing, Pairs, Synchronized Team Skating, Theater On Ice Teams, and Artistic and Showcase events.

      Ideally a consortium of clubs can organization and maintain separate components rather than having each club starting from zero to develop high quality seminar materials.

      On-line Seminars are especially valuable is the are organized so a person can pick and choose the units they wish to view. This concept requires a database of Commonly asked Questions and Answers, plus an open forum to ask questions with multiple people providing their experiences and comments,

Refer to:     Common Q & A    Basic Skating Q & A Topics    Showcase Q & A  

Keep Expenses to a Minimum
      To reduce expenses, consider local resources such as judges, coaches, skaters, and parents of experienced skaters that have experience testing and competing. Some park and recreation departments, local schools, or churches may have facilities to host your event at no or low cost.

      There are ways to use the internet to setup video conferences with presenters at remote locations.

      An orientation seminar can cover a wide variety of topics that can be held in different parts over a period of several weeks. Some clubs may consider hosting the seminars at the rink for parents while their skater(s) and participating in on-ice activities:
  • Successful Sports Parenting
  • Selecting Boots and Blades
  • Finding a Coach
  • Understanding the Athlete's Physical Growth and Development
  • USFS Parents Code of Conduct
  • First Competition
    • Preparation
    • Tips from a Judge
    • Mental Preparation
    • Goal Setting
    • What to eat before competing
  • A Nutrition Game Plan
  • Goal Setting and Mental Preparation
  • Building Self Confidence and Self Esteem

Skating Training Programs


Developing Workshop Topics

Sports Curriculum

      Other seminars can be held for people interested in becoming club volunteer or have specific interests such as -
For additional ideas, please refer to the Site Index or On & Off Ice Seminar Ideas

Summer Workshops
On Ice

Free Skating
Dance Turns
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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:

Sports Seminars
On-Line Seminars
Seminar Ideas
Off-Ice Seminars
Enhancing Endurance Training
Enhancing Coordination
Basic Skating Skills Courses
Video Clips of Basic Skating Skills
PDF  Weekly Off-Ice Workouts

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