Skating Information & Resources
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Pre and Post Season
Evaluation of Progress for a Training Season
Motivation of any individual requires an understanding of their history where the individual presently is at, and where they wish to achieve to obtain their wishes or goals.
An athlete continues to make gains only by increasing the level of expectations in progressive stages. Each level of training involves increasing the intensity, focus, quality and quantity.
Research has shown that a minimum of six weeks of steady training is required to achieve measurable improvements in speed and strength.
Individual attention from coaches occurs as private lessons that rarely includes daily supervision unless the skater is an elite skater selected to represent the USA on a international, world or Olympic Team.
Generally most athletes can analyze their technical skills through a process known as Self-Correction. This can be accomplished in three ways:
A complete and well balanced athlete would master the following basic, fundamental and non-specific physical qualities:
Structured Off-ice Training
The athlete is pre-tested to establish a baseline evaluation of
performance, strength and flexibility. The following equipment is
Post-Test: After an athlete completes the training program or competitive season, he or she is retested to measure improvements. These results are extremely valuable in showing the athlete how his or her performance has improved. The coach can establish an online database to allow athletes to compare their results with other athletes.References:
Organization and Planning organization and Planning
Season Evaluation. The feeling your athletes take away with them at the end of the season is the major factor determining whether they will return to for another season.
Strength and fitness evaluations
Dec 4, 2008 ... For elite athletes, a VO2 max was significantly lower at the end than the beginning of the season assessment also reveal lower mean VO2 max
Goldey-Beacom College Athletics - Student Athlete Pre-Participation Physical Examination
Mar 10, 2008 ... Student Athlete Pre-Participation Physical Examination Policy ... Isokinetic Evaluation. · Other diagnostic test(s) as prescribed by the team ... to fill out an exit physical form at the end of their competitive season.
Reviving Ethics in Sports through Physician Leadership
As news of Roger Bannister's record breaking athletic achievement circled the globe, ... sports performances assumed to be the result of drive and determination. No one asked, "I wonder what he was taking?"
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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The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.