On June 11th Saturday from 2:30 until 5:30 there will be a coaches and evaluators session taking place at Cole Harbor Arena.
The new star elements and coaching assessment criteria will be the topic of discussion as these have changed from the Preliminary and Jr Bronze to the new star 1-5 program to be launched September 2016. The hopes of keeping coaches and evaluators on the same page will be a by-product of this meeting.
The goal of the session is to update and prepare coaches for the upcoming season of star elements many of which are new or have a new look and the new responsibilities of extra assessments which will take effect as of September of 2016. Also to keep up communication with officials in order for all of the skating community to be consistent and fair in our assessments. While coaches will be assessing the elements, those elements will still be assessed by officials at competition and consistency for the skaters is very important
September 2016 is when clubs are able to start offering the STAR 1 – 5 assessment program and testing for Preliminary and Jr Bronze tests will be allowed to take place until August 31st 2017 after which all assessment and coaching will be done using the STAR 1 – 5 program.
Please confirm your attendance by June 5 to John Mattatall firstname.lastname@example.org as we will need to meet an attendance requirement in order to hold the event.