Information Regarding Team Placement Day:
The Introductory and Beginner Placement Day is not a tryout, but a chance for our coaching staff to properly evaluate and place your skater onto the proper team. It is important that we create a safe, enjoyable environment for our team skaters.
- All skaters should attend both Placement Days.
- Skaters will be placed by age, attitude (for returning skaters), and ability
- The goal is to place all skaters that fulfill the criteria for tryouts. It is also the goal of Team du Coeur to place skaters on teams that best meet the skater’s needs as well as assemble the most competitive teams possible within the division regulations mandated by US Figure Skating.
- Team divisions will be determined by the coaching staff based on the following:
- The number of skaters at Placement Day
- The age of the skaters at Placement Day
- The test levels of the skaters
- The ability of the skaters to be competitive in the division
- Returning team skaters should come to Placement Day dressed in practice dresses and warm-up jackets with hair pulled back in a bun or ponytail. New skaters should wear a skating dress and tights, if possible, with hair pulled back and no jewelry. (Small earrings are ok.) Please do not wear jeans, and hoodies are not recommended.
- Note to all returning skaters: Your ability/inability to dress in the above required clothes will reflect on your attitude/work ethic mark at tryouts.
- Skater should pre-register on the Website and arrive at tryouts at least 15 minutes early to check-in, get photo taken, and go to the locker room where they will put on their skates. Skaters should be ready to take the ice at their assigned time. There should be no talking while skaters are on the ice. Skaters need to be attentive and listen to instructions from coaches and/or judges. Punctuality as well as the skater’s ability to listen and follow directions during the tryout process will affect the attitude/work ethic score.
- Skaters will receive a placement packet approximately one week to ten days after placement with as much information as possible regarding the upcoming season.
- Team Placement Day is open to parent viewing for Intro and Beginner Levels. If an upper level tryout is held, it is closed to viewing.
- Click here to see a list of the elements that skaters may be asked to perform on Placement Day.
- If you have questions regarding Placement Day, please see Jill Helgemo or your Team Manager.