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ISD 196 FIGURE SKATING TEAM
VARSITY LETTERING REQUIREMENTS
To work towards receiving a Varsity letter as an Icettes team member is an admirable goal. It is
an honor to earn a varsity letter on this team and takes hard work and dedication to the sport to
achieve this status. It is important to understand that an athletic letter stands for more than just
being on the team roster. It shows a sense of commitment, talent and attitude which is demanded
at the highest caliber of participation in our skating program.
One of my goals as coach of this team is to help students and parents understand what is required
of each athlete in order to letter in Figure Skating. Toward this end I have developed a point
system that simplifies awarding letters and puts it all in black and white for athletes and parents.
This policy is fair and will clarify expectations. The development of the system has evolved
from various coaching clinics, consultations with coaches from other schools and study of the
programs from around the country that have successfully motivated and lettered their athletes.
This system is a very holistic approach to developing the entire person focusing on character
development. It places the responsibility for fulfilling the requirements on the athlete. It rewards
commitment and performance in the skating program and the entire educational experience. This
system makes earning a varsity letter possible for all dedicated student athletes. It focuses on
three key areas that prepare young people for successful entry into college level participation in
synchronized skating and figure skating programs.
1. Responsibility to Yourself—The most important of these responsibilities is to yourself to
make the most of your high school experiences. Your academic studies, your participation in
other extracurricular activities as well as in sports, prepares you for life as an adult.
2. Responsibility to your School and District—It is true that frequently athletes are the most
visible representatives of a school. By participating in athletics to the best of your ability you are
contributing to a more positive regard for your High School and School District. The student
body, the community and other communities may evaluate our school by your conduct and
attitudes on and off the ice. Because of this, you can contribute greatly to school spirit and
community pride. We are sure you will make your school proud of you and make your
community proud of your school by your conduct at all times.
3. Responsibility to Others—As a team member you have a responsibility to the other skaters
on the team to uphold team rules and to attend and work hard at all practice sessions. The team’s
success depends on how hard each individual on the team is willing to work. If each team
member takes individual responsibility for a solid work ethic, the team’s success will follow.
You have a responsibility to your parents and family. They are your most avid supporters and
fans. By your actions and conduct you are able to repay their loyalty to you. As a team member
you also have a responsibility to the younger students. As an athlete you are held in high esteem
and you serve as a role model for younger students. Always set a good example for them to
follow.
Updated September 2011
ICETTES VARSITY LETTER POINT SYSTEM & CRITERIA
1. The athlete must display sportsmanship and conduct which exemplify the school to his or
her opponent, spectators, teammates, and officials and must conform to practice and sport
rules/regulations established by the school and the coach.
2. The athlete must accumulate 50 or more points.
a. It is possible for an athlete to earn a Varsity letter each year by accumulating 50
or more points.
b. If by the time an athlete is a senior and has not earned a Varsity letter, the athlete
is eligible to receive a letter if they have skated on the team for 3-4 consecutive
years and have accumulated at total of 105 points.
c. We will pro-rate the letter point system for injured players who unfortunately
could not compete the season but stayed committed to the team.
3. The athlete must complete the entire season. The season is not complete until after the
final performance of the ice show.
4. The athlete must abide to all training rules established by the coach. This includes being
on time and following the polices and procedures listed in the team handbook.
Years of Participation
1st Year………………………………………………………2 points
2nd Year………………………………………………………3 points
3rd Year………………………………………………………4 points
4th Year………….……………………………………………5 points
5th Year………………………………………………………6 points
6th Year………………………………………………………7 points
Teams
Varsity Synchro……………………………………………..10 points
JV Synchro…………………………………………………. 5 points
Varsity Individual…………………………………………...10 points
JV Individual……………………………………………….. 5 points
In Season Competitions & Ice Show
Individual Events:
Free Skating Event………………………………….4 points
Jumps, Compulsory, Spin Event…………………… 1 point
Artistic/Spotlight Event……………………………..2 points
Footwork Event……………………………………..2 points
Team Events:
Varsity Synchro……………………………………………4 points
JV Synchro…………………………………………….…..4 points
Production Number………………………………………..1 point
Team Compulsory/Ensemble ……………………………..2 points
Jump N Spin Event………………………………………..1 point
Couple Spotlights………………………………………….1 point
Updated September 2011
Ice Show:
Ice Show Prep Day…………………………………………2 points
1st Half Run-through practice …………….………………..1 point
2nd Half Run-through……………………………………….1 point
Dress Rehearsal…………………………………………….2 points
3 Show Performances………………………………………4 points
In-Season Participation
100% Practice Attendance…………………………………………. 3 points
90% Practice Attendance…………………………………………....2 points
Less than 90% Practice Attendance ………………………………...1 point
Turn in all dresses, equipment, props, warm-ups in acceptable
condition on assigned day after season / or not……………………..+1 or -1
Academics: Based on the second marking period of the school year
4.0 Cumulative GPA……………………..………………………… 5 points
3.99-3.75 Cumulative GPA……………………..…………………..4 points
3.74-3.50 Cumulative GPA……………………..…………………..3 points
3.49-3.25 Cumulative GPA……………………..…………………..2 points
3.24-3.00 Cumulative GPA……………………..…………………..1 point
Team Building & Functions In & Off Season
1 point will be given for each activity attended or participated in. Examples of these types of
events and activities are as follows:
-Carb Night
-Summer Activity
-Fall Bonfire
-Holiday Party
-Winter Activity
-Movie Night
-Pancake Breakfast
-Poinsettia Fundraiser
-Brat Fundraiser
-Secret Santa
-Disney Clinics
-Being Elected ‘Skater of the Month’
-Recruiting a new team member
Updated September 2011
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