Team USA Prep Seminar


Team USA Prep Seminar is an educational program for all novice-level athletes/teams who qualify for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships as well as their parents and coaches. Skaters qualify to compete based on their placements at their respective sectional championships. Approximately 150-200 people will participate in the Team USA Prep Seminar program.

The seminar consists of a breakfast with a guest speaker(s), presentations to introduce athletes to Team USA, off-ice conditioning, seasonal planning, and concepts of athlete development.

The seminar takes place on the day following the conclusion of the novice events at the U.S. Championships.

Unfortunately, due to schedule challenges this year, the Team USA Prep Seminar will not be held in 2015. However, we invite all novice competitors, coaches and parents to attend the High Performance Education Series, which is designed to help athletes, coaches and parents more effectively navigate their roles and increase performance. We will also be offering one-on-one mental training sessions for athletes at the novice level and above.

The High Performance Education Series will take place from January 18-January 23 and will include presentations by:

Meryl Davis & Charlie White: Our Journey
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Wednesday, January 21 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Cheryl Davis & Jacqui White: How to Empower Your Athlete
-Sunday, January 18 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (recommended for Juvenile & Intermediate Parents)
-Monday, January 19 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (recommended for Intermediate & Novice Parents)
-Tuesday, January 20 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. (recommended for Novice & Junior Parents)
-Wednesday, January 21 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. (recommended for Junior & Senior Parents)

Alex Cohen/Caroline Silby: The Rise to the Podium: The Role of Athletes, Coaches and Parents
-Tuesday, January 20 from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

Susie Parker-Simmons: Performance Nutrition in the Adolescent Athlete (Wednesday) & The Top 10 Myths of Performance Nutrition (Thursday & Friday)
-Wednesday, January 21 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Parents & Coaches Only)
-Thursday, January 22 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
-Friday, January 23 from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Peter Zapalo: The Parents Guide to Injury Prevention (Wednesday) & How Much is too Much? Balancing Training & Recovery (Thursday & Friday).
-Wednesday, January 21 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. (Parents & Coaches Only)
-Thursday, January 22 from 2:30-3:15 p.m.
-Friday, January 23 from 9:00-9:45 a.m.

Registration details and additional information regarding specific locations will be provided at a later date.


Attendees of the 2014 Team USA Prep Seminar