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Judges Seminars Week 2: June 30, 2004

presented by Claude Sweet


Sugestions of How MITF Elements can be
incorporated in Free Skating Programs

Pre-preliminary Moves Element 1: Forward Stroking
  • Entry into bunny hops
  • Entry into mohawk followed by a half flip
  • Entry into one foot hockey stop turning to the left
  • Entry into one foot hockey stop turning to the right
  • Entry into one foot T-Stop (right foot in front)
  • Entry into one foot T-Stop (left foot in front)
  • Entry into left foot shoot-the-duck
  • Entry into right foot shoot-the-duck
Preliminary Moves Element 1: Forward crossovers in figure 8
  • Clockwise crossovers, left inside Mohawk into a half lutz
  • Counter-clockwise crossovers into half flip
  • Clockwise crossovers, left swing roll, right inside Mohawk into back crossovers
  • Counter-clockwise crossovers, right swing roll, left inside Mohawk into back crossovers
  • Clockwise crossovers, back outside edge shoot-the-duck
  • Counter-clockwise crossovers, back outside edge shoot-the-duck
  • Clockwise crossovers, forward inside edge hydroplane
  • Counter-clockwise crossovers, forward inside edge hydroplane
Preliminary Moves Element 1: Backward crossovers in figure 8
  • Clockwise backward crossovers, step forward to left forward outside 3-T into a salchow
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers into loop or half loop jump
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers into mazurka jump
  • Clockwise backward crossovers into mazurka jump
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers into back split jump
  • Clockwise backward crossovers, back outside edge hydroplane
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers, back outside edge hydroplane
Preliminary Moves Element 2: Forward Outside and Inside Spirals
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers, step forward to right inside edge, left forward outside spiral changing edge to inside edge
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers, step forward to right inside spiral changing edge to outside edge
  • Clockwise backward crossovers, step forward to left inside edge, right forward outside spiral changing edge to inside edge
  • Clockwise backward crossovers, step forward to left forward inside spiral changing edge to outside edge
  • Clockwise forward crossovers, inside edge hydroplane changing to outside spiral
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers, inside edge hydroplane changing to outside spiral
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers, inside spread eagle changing to forward inside spiral
  • Clockwise forward crossovers, inside spread eagle changing to forward inside spiral
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers, inside spread eagle changing to backward inside spiral
  • Clockwise forward crossovers, inside spread eagle changing to backward inside spiral
Preliminary Moves Element 3: Forward Power 3-Turns
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers into forward outside left outside power 3-turn, stepping into back Inside Ina Bauer move
  • Clockwise forward crossovers into forward outside right outside power 3-turn, stepping on to a back outside edge on opposite foot, X forward, step forward onto left inside, followed by a right inside 3-Turn into a back spin
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers into forward outside left outside power 3-turn, stepping into back inside edge, short left back outside edge, longer back inside right edge, step forward onto left forward inside edge, perform left inside 3-Turn: repeat
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers into forward outside left outside power 3-turn, stepping into right back inside edge, short left back outside edge, x front inside right edge, step forward onto left forward inside edge, perform left inside 3-Turn: repeat
  • Clockwise forward crossovers into forward outside right outside power 3-turn, stepping into left back inside edge, short right back outside edge, x front inside left edge, step forward onto right forward inside edge, perform right inside 3-Turn: repeat
Preliminary Moves Element 5: Backward crossovers to backward outside edges
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers, back outside edge, step forward to left forward outside 3-T into a salchow
  • Clockwise backward crossovers, back outside edge – without changing edge, tap for a lutz jump
  • Clockwise backward crossovers stepping into forward outside Ina Bauer move followed by a waltz jump
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers, mazurka jump, land on the right outside edge in clockwise direction, right outside 3-Turn, backward crossovers clockwise direction
  • Clockwise backward crossovers stepping into left back inside edge and perform a salchow
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers stepping onto a back outside right edge and performing a half loop/salchow
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers stepping onto a back outside right edge and performing a loop
Pre-juvenile Moves Element 1: Forward Perimeter Power Crossovers
  • Clockwise forward crossovers into forward inside Ina Bauer move and changing to back outside edge
  • Clockwise forward crossovers into forward inside Ina Bauer move and changing to outside edge
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossover stepping forward into a right inside mohawk, tap with right foot performing back split jump – no rotation
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossover step to a right inside mohawk, tap with right foot performing regular or Russian split jump
  • Clockwise forward crossovers into forward inside edge, step to a right inside Mohawk, transfer weight to right back outside edge and perform toe-loop jump
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers, left swing roll, change edge, Clockwise forward crossovers, right swing roll, change edge: repeat
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers, left swing roll, change edge, left inside Mohawk back swing roll, step forward, Counter-clockwise forward crossovers: repeat
  • Clockwise forward crossovers, right swing roll, change edge, right inside Mohawk back swing roll, step forward, Clockwise forward crossovers: repeat
Pre-juvenile Moves Element 2: Backward Perimeter Power Crossovers
  • Clockwise backward crossovers, back right inside edge, step forward to left forward outside upright spin
  • Clockwise backward crossovers, several back right power pulls to inside edge and perform half or full walley jump
  • Clockwise backward crossovers, on a deep knee bend – perform a right back inside to outside change of edge, step forward to a left outer edge, perform a waltz or axel jump
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers, on a deep knee bend - perform a left back inside to outside change of edge, perform a lutz jump
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers, perform a 1/2 loop, falling leaf, or loop jump
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers, X foot mazurka jump turning inside the circle and landing on the right forward inside edge.
Pre-juvenile Moves Element 1: Forward Perimeter Power Crossover Stroking
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers, step to left forward inside edge, perform 3-Turn, x front right back inside edge, step forward: repeat
  • Clockwise forward crossovers, step to right forward inside edge, perform 3-Turn, x front left back inside edge, step forward: repeat
Pre-juvenile Moves Element 2: Backward Perimeter Power Crossover Stroking
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers, left foot x in front, turning body to the inside, step to right forward inside edge, perform inside 3-Turn, left foot x in front, back inside edge, left foot x in front and step forward: repeat
Pre-juvenile Moves Element 3: Outside 3-Turns in the Field
  • Counter-clockwise crossovers, left forward outside 3-Turn, one foot back T-Stop on right foot
  • Clockwise crossovers, right forward outside 3-Turn, one foot back T-Stop on left foot
Pre-juvenile Moves Element 4: Inside 3-Turns in the Field
  • Counter-clockwise crossovers, right forward inside 3-Turn, one foot back T-Stop on left foot
  • Clockwise crossovers, left forward inside 3-Turn, one foot back T-Stop on right foot
Pre-juvenile Moves Element 5: Forward and Backward Power Change of edge pulls
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers, right change of edge pulls, inside Mohawk into loop jump
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers, left change of edge pulls, inside 3-Turn into falling leaf
  • Clockwise backward crossovers, left change of edge pulls, into salchow
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers, right change of edge pulls, into walley jump
Pre-juvenile Moves Element 6: Five Step Mohawk Sequence
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers, right inside Mohawk 5 step Mohawk steps, left forward inside Mohawk into back outside spread eagle
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers, right inside Mohawk 5 step Mohawk steps, left forward inside 3-Turn into back outside pivot
  • Clockwise forward crossovers, left inside Mohawk 5 step Mohawk steps, right forward inside Mohawk into back outside spiral
  • Clockwise forward crossovers, left inside Mohawk 5 step Mohawk steps, right forward inside change to outside edge, forward pivot
Juvenile Moves Element 1: Eight Step Mohawk Sequence
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers, eight step Mohawk Sequence, forward 3-Turn into flip jump
  • Clockwise forward crossovers, eight step Mohawk Sequence, forward inside left Mohawk, change to left back outside edge, tap to perform lutz jump
Juvenile Moves Element 2: Forward and Backward Cross Strokes
  • Counter-clockwise backward crossovers into Backward Power 3-Turns, perform salchow jump
  • Clockwise backward crossovers into Backward Power 3-Turns, hold back right inside edge, step into forward spin
Juvenile Moves Element 4: Forward Double 3-Turns
  • Counter-clockwise crossovers left forward outside double 3-Turns, stepping into right forward outside spiral, changing into inside spread eagle
  • Counter-clockwise crossovers right forward inside double 3-Turns, left forward inside 3-Turn, cross forward, deep back edge, step forward into forward spin
  • Clockwise crossovers right forward outside double 3-Turns, right forward outside spiral changing into inside spread eagle, inside 3-Turn into back spin
  • Clockwise crossovers right forward inside double 3-Turns, followed by clockwise eight step mohawk sequence, followed by a mazurka jump
Intermediate Moves Element 1: Stroking Forward Power Circles
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers into a forward pivot
  • Clockwise forward crossovers into a forward pivot
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers into a forward Ina Bauer t
  • Clockwise forward crossovers into a forward Ina Bauer
Intermediate Moves Element 2: Stroking Backward Power Circles
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers into a backward pivot
  • Clockwise forward crossovers into a backward pivot
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers into a backward inside Ina Bauer t
  • Clockwise forward crossovers into a backward inside Ina Bauer
  • Counter-clockwise forward crossovers stepping into a forward outside Ina Bauer
  • Clockwise forward crossovers stepping into a forward outside Ina Bauer

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