San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Sports Related Seminar Ideas
Target the Audience
It is generally a good idea to start out with a general introduction and then break out into individual Break Out Groups that are specifically focused to address the needs of the attendee ages, interests, skills, and motivations.
A separate session should be focused on issues and questions related to the orientation of parents of new skaters. This also is an excellent time to discuss the the club is organized and depends of volunteers to provide services for its members. Provide information about joining your club and/or participating in the Basic Skating Skills beginning, novice, and advanced group classes your club or rink is sponsoring.
Keep the fee to attend as low as possible
The goal should just be to break-even on the cost of sponsoring the seminars. To reduce expenses, consider using 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.
In the event that local resources can not supply the desired presenters, consider combining the seminars with bringing in judges for a test session or hosting an open competition. It is possible to reduce expenses by using High Definition CDs/DVDs as an alternative to on ice demonstrations.
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:
Other seminars can be held for people interested in becoming club volunteer or have specific interests such as -
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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:
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credit is given for the source of the materials.