Save the Date!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Chiller North

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Try-outs for the competitive teams will take place in two parts:

PART 1: An on-ice individual skating skill tryout.

PART 2: An on-ice team skating try-out.

PART 1

On-ice Individual Skating Skills

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Skaters will be split into small groups and assigned a time slot within the hour to demonstrate their individual skating skills.

PART 2

On-ice Team Skating Skills

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The on-ice team skating try-out will evaluate skaters on their ability to skate in common synchro formations.

Both parts of the tryout must be complete for a skater to be considered for a competitive team in the 2021-2022 season. If a skater cannot attend the in-person tryout, alternative arrangements must be made in advance of the try-out date.

Attire

Skaters should wear black skating pants and a colored top of their choice.

The try-out will be filmed and the unique colored tops will help us identify each skater. Skaters' hair should be in a clean ponytail. Makeup is optional.

declaration of intetion

Skaters must declare their intention to try out for a competitive team by submitting an application by June 25, 2021.

 

Skating Skills - individual

Testing Level Requirement: MIF Pre - Preliminary

Skaters should be prepared to demonstrate:

 

  • Stroking

  • Crossovers

  • 3-turns

  • Mohawks

  • Cross Strokes

Recommendation: use the Moves in the Field patterns as a guide for practicing your individual skating skills (linked below for reference). If you do not know the moves patterns, you do not need to spend time learning them.  Just have a general working knowledge of the turns listed above.

 

Preliminary Moves

1) Forward power 3-turns

Pre-Juvenile Moves

2) Forward & Backward perimeter power stroking

3) Five-step mohawk sequence

4) FI-BO 3-turns in the field

Juvenile Moves

5) Forward & Backward cross strokes

6) Backward power 3-turns (barrel turns)

7) Forward double 3-turns

8) Eight step mohawk

Open Juvenile

Testing Level Requirement: MIF Juvenile or higher

Skaters should be prepared to demonstrate:

 

  • Stroking

  • Crossovers

  • 3-turns

  • Mohawks

  • Cross Strokes

  • Twizzles

  • Rockers

  • Counters

  • Brackets

Intermediate

Recommendation: use the Moves in the Field patterns as a guide for practicing your individual skating skills (linked below for reference). If you do not know the moves patterns, you do not need to spend time learning them.  Just have a general working knowledge of the turns listed above.

 

Intermediate Moves

1) FI - BO Brackets

2) Forward Twizzles

Novice Moves

3) Backward Twizzles

4) Backward Rocker Choctaw Sequence

5) Forward and Backward Inside Counters

6) Forward and Backward Outside Counters

Junior Moves

7) Forward and Backward Inside Rockers

8) Forward and Backward Outside Rockers

Field Moves

Skaters should also be practicing their field moves:

  • Forward inside and outside spirals on both feet

  • Outside spread eagles

  • Outside Ina Bauers

  • 135 (Y-spirals)

Skating Skills - Team

Assessment

 

After a brief on-ice warm-up, skaters will be divided into smaller groups for evaluation on their basic team skating skills.  Coaches will be evaluating skaters on their ability to take direction, listen, and participate in a team tryout format without being disruptive.  More importantly, skaters will be assessed on their ability to skate connected in basic synchro formations (e.g. wheels, circles, lines, blocks, etc.) as well as their ability to skate in a no-hold formation, while maintaining speed and spacing.

Skaters will be expected to perform the following footwork sequence in formation during the team skating portion of the try-out and should come prepared to demonstrate it during the team portion of the try-out.

Allegro! Pivot Block

(OJ and Intermediate team try-out)

Clip of pivot block (44:35 - 44:54)                                   Complete Allegro! program

  • LoR push cross (1-2)

  • LoR push cross (3-4)

  • lean right (5) 

  • lean left (6)

  • cross (7-8) [Form Block]

  • R stroke (1)

  • L stroke (2)

  • RFI mohawk (3-4)

  • R chasse (5)

  • R chasse (6)

  • RBO extension (7-8) [Pivoting block - pivot 1]

  • RoL back cross (1)

  • L Stroke/step forward (2)

  • R stroke (3)

  • LFO 3 turn (4)

  • LOR push cross (5-6)

  • LBI double 3 (7-8) [Pivoting Block - Pivot 2]

  • Lean right (1) 

  • Pump left (2) 

  • RoL push cross (3-4)

  • RoL push cross (5-6)

  • RoL quick cross (7)

  • Left stroke forward (8)

University of Michigan Open Block

2 series of difficult turns

(Intermediate team ONLY)

Clip of open block (2:45 - 3:34)                                   Complete U of M program

Series #1 

  • LFI edge - 1-2

  • RFI rocker - 1,2, turn on 3

  • RBI counter - 4, turn on 5, extend on 6

  • RFI twizzle 1.5 - 1, 2, 3, check out on 4

Series #2

  • Back crossover LOR -1-2

  • LFI rocker - turn on 3, extend and swing on 4

  • LFI bracket - turn on 1, pull on 2

  • LBO counter - turn on 3, extend on 4

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