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Toe Loop Jump

Workshop Lesson Plan


Description
                                             

          Expectations         

Exercises

Toe Loop Jump:

The primary goal of this element is to display the ability to start from a standing position and skate forward, perform an inside mohawk, change feet, and tap straight back to execute a full revolution toe loop jump.

The skater must demonstrate the ability to transfer their weight and rotation to the landing foot while in the air to insure landing on a bent knee producing a secure back outside landing with controlled body and free leg positions.

Focus:
  • Speed into Jump
  • Take-off Control
  • Height of Jump
  • Completion of Rotation
  • Landing Control
  • Speed Exiting Jump
  • Form and Style
  • An ability to perform an inside mohawk should be observed.
  • Smooth transitions from one foot to another in the mohawk requires changing weight while in a plié position (both knees are bent).
  • Upper body position must not break forward at the waist.
  • The ability should be observed to change feet after the mohawk and maintain a back outside edge while tapping straight back - not sideways.
  • The skater should not bend at the waist or look down while tap foot is being inserted into ice.
  • No pre rotation of the arms, shoulders, or  head should occur. 
  • The full rotation should be completed in the air prior to landing.
  • Hands should be at waist level with shoulders level. The free arm should stretch forward in opposition of the tap foot extension.
  • The change of positions of the free leg and arms should not disturb the arc of the tracing while performing the mohawk.
  • The exit of the jump should be held on a sustained edge with a strong checked position.
  • The speed of the jump exit should not diminish from the take-off speed.

  • Review forward stroking.
  • Review inside mohawks.
  • Review Half Toe Loop jump. 
  • Review the concept of a two footed full revolution.
  • Introduce the concept of a full rotation in the air, landing on the back outside edge of the blade edge foot (Not the tap foot).


NOTE:


DO NOT TEACH AS A TOE WALTZ JUMP!




   
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