Yesterday we spent the day in Rochester, MN and participated in the 2017 US Figure Skating S.T.A.R.S Program. It was a combine assessment that measured strength, power, flexability, agility, coordination and balance. We were able to see Keara’s strengths and weaknesses and are able to focus on improvement for off-ice training. We will get a detailed report end of Aug or beginning of September with percentile score for each test and how she compared with all other participants….stay tuned!
Taken from US Figure Skating’s website: 2017 S.T.A.R.S FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is S.T.A.R.S.?
A: S.T.A.R.S. (Standardized Testing of Athleticism to Recognize Skaters) is a U.S. Figure Skating program designed to standardize testing of the athletic abilities that support development of on ice skills. The goals of S.T.A.R.S. are to promote the athletic development of our athletes and keep them safe and injury resistant by training their bodies ahead of the on-ice skills curve.
Q: What areas of fitness are measured during the S.T.A.R.S. tests?
A: There are three primary areas measured: 1) Agility/Balance/Coordination, 2) Strength/Power, and 3) Flexibility.
Here are a couple highlights from our day.