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Beginner Program Requirements

2020 Northeast Region Beginner Program

With the exception of the Tiny Tot Division, this program is a two year program. It has been revised to accommodate the ever changing registered skaters of the Northeast Region. We as a region agreed last season to eliminate the “Sub” division and to use the already existing “C” divisions in the regular program set forth by USA Roller Sports. We have also added a new division to this program “Tiny Tots”.

All age divisions are determined as of January 1st of the skating season and the official count of a skaters participation will begin with their first year as a “Newcomer”. Coaches please note: This program is for brand new skaters only. It is designed to help build and develop the skaters entering the sport of artistic skating.

There will be only two divisions and will be broken down by the age groups listed below. If you have a skater skating at the “Newcomer” level, they will be allowed to challenge up one level, (Intro) when indicated by each separate competition.
Intro skaters, when indicated by each separate competition, may challenge up one level to the “C” division.

First Year Skaters – Will be called “Newcomer”

Newcomer Tiny Tots – ages 5 and younger (as of January 1st of the skating season)
Newcomer Primary – ages 8 years and younger
Newcomer Juvenile/Elementary- ages 9 years to 12 years
Newcomer Freshman/Sophomore – ages 13 to 15 years
Newcomer Novice – ages 15 to 18
Newcomer Adult – 19 and older

Requirements:

FiguresTiny Tot – 111A or 111B
All other Newcomer figures divisions will skate one of the following at each contest.

To be determined by the host rink 111A, 111B, 112A, 112B

Dance

Tiny Tot dance – Glide waltz corner with chasse, clockwise or counter clockwise.
All other Newcomer divisions – Glide Waltz, City Blues, Progressive Tango (will skate one dance per competition)

Second Year Skaters – Will be called “Intro”

Intro Tiny Tots – ages 5 and younger (as of January 1st)
Intro Primary – ages 8 years and younger
Intro Juvenile/Elementary- ages 9 years to 12 years
Intro Freshman/Sophomore – ages 13 to 15 years
Intro Novice – ages 15 to 18
Intro Adult – 19 and older


Requirements:

Figures

Tiny Tot- group 1- 111A, 111B, or group 2 – 112A, 112B ( one figure from each group) Intro figures – group 1 – 1 & 2B group 2 – 1B & 2 (one from each group)

Dance

Tiny Tot – progressive runs with cross front circle drill, clockwise or counter clockwise

All other Intro divisions will skate two dances
Group one – Skaters March, Academy Blues
Group two – Double Cross Waltz , Balanciaga


Freestyle Requirements
Newcomer Tiny Tots freestyle- routine time 1:30 minutes plus or minus 5 seconds
Choose up to 4 jumps and 2 spins. No footwork requirement but may include a shoot the duck and or a spiral for footwork.
Newcomer freestyle is for first year skaters only!
Age divisions are the same as figures and dance
Routine time – 2:00 minutes plus or minus 5 seconds, vocals may be used
You may choose up to 5 jumps from the list below, one of which may be a three jump combination. You may choose up to 3 spins. (It is not 5 jumps and one combo. If you use a combo it will count as one of the 5 jumps.)

Newcomer Jumps
Jumps- You may choose jumps from the following list
Bunny Hop, two foot hop with or without 1⁄2 turn rotation, 1⁄2 mapes or toe walley, 1⁄2 flip or lutz, mohawk jump, waltz jump, full mapes or toe walley
You may include one 3 jump combination – which will count as 1 of the 5 jumps
Spins – You may choose up to 3 spins
2 foot spin, inside forward upright, inside back upright or a combination of any of the mentioned spins.
Footwork – One sequence of primary footwork, any pattern.


Intro Freestyle

Age divisions will be the same as figures and dance
Routine time – 2:30 minutes plus or minus 5 seconds, vocals may be used

Jumps – You may choose 5 jumps – Any of the jumps from the Beginner first year requirements and in addition to the list, Salchow, Full flip or full lutz, or loop jump.
In addition to the 5 jumps you may also add one three jump combination using any of the 1⁄2 or full rotation jumps. No one and a half rotation jumps allowed.

Spins – Any two foot or 1 foot upright spin and or sit spin. No camel spins or traveling spins allowed.

Footwork – 1 sequence of primary footwork and one sequence of secondary footwork allowed, one of which must be diagonal.

Intro Tiny Tot

Routine time 2 minutes plus or minus 5 seconds, vocals may be used.
You may use 5 jumps and 3 spins and one sequence of primary footwork. 1⁄2 rotation or full rotation jumps only. Footwork of any kind.