Frequently Asked Questions

Skaters have found that by scoring their program they can direct their practice to more specific elements.  For example, if your skater thinks they are achieving a level 2 flying sit spin in their program, but after the score you find out you are only getting a level 1, you know what you need to practice and work on. Skaters can also work to beat their score.  In January your skater might only be scoring 17.5 points in total element score, but by March they might be breaking 20 points.  This helps coaches and skaters track progress and set goals.

Look back at your competition results from an IJS competition. Look for the TSS (total segment score).  The final score determines what place you end up in your group.  We are helping you improve your TES (total element score).  It is a score that you can compare from competition to competition and level to level. 

It depends on the level and the skills of your skater.  20 TES points is a great goal for a well-balanced juvenile skater to achieve if they want to make final rounds at a summer competition.  If they want to podium at sectionals then they should be working to break 30 TES points (TSS score would be high 50s).  Research your level to see what skaters are scoring to see where you fall.  We like to track scores around the country and celebrate every milestone of 5 points.

Set a goal for a skater.  If you can do 5 programs breaking 15 TES points then you can paint your room blue.  Help your skater know what to practice, how to practice and do purposeful practice. 

It depends on the level and the factors of the component scores.  A simple plan is to take your score and double it...however, then it depends on bonuses, your skating skill ability, performance and more.  If you look at your past competition protocol sheets to see your PCS (program component score), you can add that to your new assumed total element score.

It will look similar to how it looks on a protocol sheet (see example below).  We will give you the base value of the elements completed in addition to the grade of execution (GOE) that we believe you would achieve.  This is our professional coaching opinion for technical evaluation and grade of execution.  We are not judges or technical specialists.

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