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Criteria in Selecting a Partner

Scouting for talent
       Besides natural talent, a skater's age, physical size, and body shape are factors when being chosen as a competitive pair/dance partner or as a member of a synchronized or Theater on ice team.

       A skater's personality and work habits are considered when decisions are made concerning the choice of a pair/dance partner or being selected as a member of a synchronized or Theater on ice team.

       Economics also plays an important role in sports like figure skating that are expensive. There are lessons and practice sessions to acquire the necessary skills for pair skating, free dance, synchronize team, and Theater On Ice programs.

       Many parents forget that there is a level of skating skills that is necessary for their son or daughter to be considered as a partner or team member.

       There also is an ongoing process that are necessary to increasing a skater's solo/individual skating skills if they hope to become an elite skater in any figure skating discipline. Advanced skaters should be participating in and practicing off ice exercises, workshops, and in developing their dance/artistic skills.

Recommended Reading:

    Developing A Plan for Success
Example of an Annual Training Plan
Constructing an Annual Training Plan
Low and No Test Training Plan
Short and Long Term Planning
Advanced Training Plans
PDF Nov, Jr, & Sr Skaters Periodized Plan
Training In Women
MITF Critique Sheets: Pre-Pre to Senior
MITF Lesson Plans: Pre-Pre to Senior
MITF Discussion Topics
Over Training Athletes -

School Skating Clubs & Teams
Team Ice Skating Sports Adult Recreation/Competitive Opportunities
Leagues & Skating Clubs Mission Statement
Opportunities to Compete
College Club JV & Varsity Skating Teams
US Collegiate Championships
Collegiate synchronized skating: all levels
Collegiate Team Skating Programs
Synchro Teams Test & age requirements
College & University Synchronized Programs
Collegiate synchronized skating
PDF Colleges with USFS Skating

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:

  Developing Training Plans
   Elite Skaters PDF IJS Handbook    Beginning and Test Skaters
         Different Approaches to Teaching Jumps
         Performing Triple & Quad Jumps
         Common Sense Strategies
         PDF  IJS Strategies
         Strategies for Training
PDF Strategies for MITF Tests
PDF Strategies for Free Skating Tests
Strategies for Triple & Quad Jumps
         Achieving Triple & Quad Jumps
PDF Difficulty Versus Quality
PDF Strategies for Complusory Dance Tests
         Strategies for Pair Tests
         Strategies for Free Dance Tests
         Strategies for Selection by a Synchro Team
         Strategies for Partner and Team Selection
PDF Strategies /Tactics to Succeed
         Trainability of Children
PDF Trainability of Children
PDF Trainability of Young Athletes
         Writing Goals & Objectives
         Psychomotor Domain Taxonomy
         Psychomotor Objectives
Course Syllabus
         Writing Quality Lesson Plans
PDF Writing Objectives
Long Term Athlete Development
Processing Criticism
Test & Competition Strategies
         Strategies for Competitive Training
         Long Term Planning
         Skill Acquistion Timing
        Average Time Required to Pass Tests
        Building a Commitment
PDF Guide To Winning
PDF 101 Ways to Motative Students
         Personality Theory in Coaching
         Strategies of a Sucessful Coach
         Calculate Base Values/GOE Scores 

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