ISU International Developmental Coaches Seminar 2019, 26-28 June 2019

ISU International Developmental Coaches Seminar 2019

ISU International Developmental
Coaches Seminar 2019

26-28 June 2019

IWIS International Training Center, 5th floor, Imperial World Samrong

Figure & Speed Skating Association of Thailand is pleased to announce that “International Developmental Coaches Seminar 2019” will take place at IWIS International Training Center, Bangkok, Thailand during 26-28 June 2019.

The seminar is being organized with the focus on educating single figure skating coaches in South East Asia, Asia, Oceania regions, and others in the developing level (Novice to Junior) on fundamental mechanics of figure skating elements as well as rules and regulations.

Mr. Mark Mitchell and Mr. Peter Johansson, who are Team USA coaches, US Olympic Committee Developmental Coach of the Year 2006 and Three-time PSA/USFS Developmental Coach of the Year, will lead the seminar as coach developers for on-ice technical and skating skills. Ms. Kat Arbour, a member of USFS Sports Science and Medicine Committee will be an off-ice instructor. Moreover, Ms. Yukiko Okabe, an ISU Technical Controller and an ISU Member of Figure & Pair Skating Technical Committee will be a moderator for Rules & Regulation session.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our invitation to all ISU members to send their coaches and skaters to participate in this seminar. Each country may nominate up to five coaches who would accompany their own skaters (1 coach/1 skater).

To register for the seminar, please submit the application to Figure & Speed Skating Association by e-mail at no later than 1 May 2019.

Should you require any further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you to our seminar in Thailand.

Participation Criteria:

Each federation may send up to five (5) coach/skater partnerships


  • Up to five skaters per country, accompanied by their own coach.
  • Must have reached the age of at least 10 yrs. by 1st June 2019, and not yet have reached 18 yrs. by 1st June 2019.
  • Skaters may only participate with their coach.
  • Skaters selected by the association should have shown a significant improvement in their skill level in the last twelve months.

Skill level guidelines for skaters:

The minimum skill level for any skater joining with their coach:

  • Proficient execution of all double jumps and working on double axel.
  • Proficient execution of the three spinning positions on both feet. (Upright, Camel and Sit positions)
  • Be able to execute five different turns on both feet (Three Turn, Twizzles, Bracket, Counter, Rocker, Loop)

At the first on ice session of the first camp, the skaters will be divided into four groups by the coach developers.


  • Up to five coaches per country, each of whom will accompany their own participating skater(s).
  • Coaches under 40 years of age are preferred with experience in coaching of between one and five years.
  • Coaches must be interested in and able to contribute to the material in accordance with the goal of the project.
  • English will be the language used throughout the seminar.

The national focus should be directed at choosing coaches who are interested and committed to developing their coaching skills and who have skaters that fall into the categories above.

Federations select their own participants according to the participation criteria of the project.

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