The US Figure Skating STARS program is offering Adult-skater evaluations at key sites. Us figure skating members should have received an email last week, but the adult track wasn't explained in any detail. Found this on FB:
First, a shout out to Lori Fussell and Melissa Vriner (STARS) for their very, very prompt responses to my inquiry. This information is from Melissa, who promises more information very soon: The movement screen will take approx. 30 min. to complete. It is not strenuous, none of the assessments raise one's heart rate in an aerobic capacity and there are no dynamic movements such as jumping. The assessments include the following:
1- Y Balance Assessment (one foot balance extending the free leg in three different directions to test ankle mobility and balance)
2- Single Leg Squat (squat on one foot to recognize knee stability)
3- Rotary Stability (done on the hands and knees to recognize core strength, stability and coordination)
4- Thomas Test (athlete lies in a static position to measure hip mobility)
5- Shoulder mobility (measurement of how much range of motion in each shoulder)
6- Balance Error Scoring System- Balance test that is also a baseline assessment for concussion
The screening is done one-on-one and you will receive individual feedback in the areas of mobility, stability, symmetry and balance.
STARs apparently had several adult skaters who were injured while attempting the youth screenings. This new program has shorter tests that don't include jumping measurements.
There is one being held during adult nationals in Wake Forest, NC for $119. The STARS Assessment-only at Hershey, which includes online athlete tracking, is only $64 and is three times longer in time. For the kids, both programs in Boston are $164, combined.
There are restrictions based on Moves test levels, but check it out at: http://www.usfigureskating.org/story?id=59143