San Diego Figure Skating Communications
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A Weekly On-Ice Training Plan
The chart below can be used in conjunction with a projected Annual Training Record to determine the number of hours per week a skater needs to skate to satisfy his training objectives and annual training volume based on the current number of hours skated per week.
|Determine the number of practice hours a skater is currently skating. Outline the short and long term skating expectation and goals.|
the number of practice hours
week your coach recommends to pursue a specific training program.
skaters gradually shift to weekday practice sessions before school.
Skaters whose classes started at 7:15 would skate at 5:00 am and rush to school after the session ended at 6:30 am. Starting early had the benefit of school ending early and they could skate on uncrowded afternoon sessions until other grades let out.
Designated Physical Education (PE) classes usually did not start until middle school. Some school districts would give skater PE credit for their participation in a qualified figure skating test and/or competition program. This allowed skaters to arrange their schedule for their PE class as the first of last class in the day which was actually a skating practice session.
Review the Annual Training Plan chart.
the competition calendar and projected testing schedule, calculate
the number of weeks per year the skater will skate (training and
competitions). Remember to allow
for breaks in the schedule such as Spring break, Christmas/New
national and religious holidays competitions, test days etc.
Select the number of training weeks in the column Wks/Yr and read across to select the number of total practice hours per week. Then read up that column to determine the total number of practice hours per year.
Physical and Mental Training Considerations
Health, Fitness, & Wellness Services
Principles of Sports Training:
Training Principles for Athletes
The Process of Learning
Skill Development Environment:
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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