S.T.A.R.S., the official fitness assessment program of U.S. Figure Skating, is returning to more than 15 cities nationwide! U.S. Figure Skating is also excited to introduce the brand new High Performance Movement Screen at selected cities during the S.T.A.R.S. season.
The S.T.A.R.S. combine consists of 15 tests in three areas:
- An assessment
- Dynamic warm-up class
- “Nutrition Throughout the Season” educational seminar
- S.T.A.R.S. t-shirt
- A detailed report at the end of the season to track the athlete’s personal improvement and comparative statistics for each test level.
Past S.T.A.R.S. participants will have the opportunity to compare previous scores and see how their athleticism has improved over the years. New participants can use S.T.A.R.S. scores to see how they compare with skaters across the nation and to determine how they can improve.
The High Performance Movement Screen (HPMS)
HPMS is an individual, one-on-one evaluation focusing on three key areas:
The tests are based on established movement screen protocols commonly used in sports medicine and are administered by a group of physicians, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers. Each participating athlete will receive a detailed report flagging areas of concern and a thorough explanation of exercises to strengthen and improve flagged areas. Reports are confidential and never shared without permission.