Developed by Olympic coach, Kori Ade, this program is unlike any other learning environment in the US. S.H.A.R.P. is a unique opportunity for building champions in life, as well as on the ice. This program epitomizes Kori’s desire to provide athletes better opportunities to skate by making excellent coaching more affordable and accessible to skaters who demonstrate the talent and desire to achieve their potential. Along with over 20 years of competitive coaching, Kori has done extensive research in child development and sport science and is excited to bring experience and evidence based knowledge together through the Specialized High Aptitude Resource Program for figure skaters.
S.H.A.R.P. (Specialized High Aptitude Resource Program): This track is aimed at developing competitive elite athletes in which skill level and age is tracked carefully for proper progression from the first steps on the ice to potentially reaching the Jr. International circuit by the age of 15. Progression of skills will be congruent with athletic development, emotional readiness, maturity and commitment. These factors will be considerations for inclusion of those athletes selected for this track. Recommended ages are associated with each level division, as both the USFS and the ISU indicate the minimum and maximum ages per level for competitive qualifying participation.
E.D.G.E. (Educational Development Gateway Experience): The E.D.G.E. curriculum will also foster the development of athletes who possess the interest in experiencing the competitive track of figure skating while accomplishing their goals along the way. Using the newly developed "USFS Excel Program" for competitive events, skaters will be trained to be very competitive in the levels selected for competition using our specialized curriculum in combination with Excel specific events. The E.D.G.E. track will provide a positive competitive experience for skaters whose age or development is more in line with the Excel Program leading skaters towards exciting futures in the world of collegiate competitions. Athletes who show great progress in correlation to their competitive age may also transfer back to the S.H.A.R.P. track with necessary milestones being achieved, athlete/family goals or commitment changes.
|Kori Ade||Olympic Coach and Creator of T.A.P.S.|
|Jessica Allen||LTS Director and Developmental Coach|
|Tiffany Dombeck||National and International Ice Dancing Coach|
|Ben Jalovick||National Competitor and Coach Apprentice|
|Doug Ladret||2 Time Olympian, National and International Coach|
|Lara Ladret||National and International Pairs and Singles Coach|
|Jordan Moeller||National Competitor and Coach Apprentice|
|Emily Oltmanns||Elite Jump and Spin Specialist|
|Sundays||9:30-10:00am||EDGE: 5k/6k||Semi-Private Lesson|
|Sundays||9:30-10:00am||SHARP: 5k/6k||Semi-Private Lesson|
|Sundays||10:00-10:30am||EDGE: 3k/4k||Semi-Private Lesson|
|Sundays||10:00-10:30am||SHARP: 3k/4k||Semi-Private Lesson|
|Sundays||10:30-11:00am||EDGE: 1k/2k||Semi-Private Lesson|
|Sundays||10:30-11:00am||SHARP: 1k/2k||Semi-Private Lesson|
|Mondays||4:15-4:45pm||EDGE: 1k/2k||Semi-Private Lesson|
|Mondays||4:15-4:45pm||SHARP: 1k/2k||Semi-Private Lesson|
|Wednesays||4:15-4:45pm||EDGE: 5k/6k||Semi-Private Lesson|
|Wednesdays||4:15-4:45pm||SHARP: 5k/6k||Semi-Private Lesson|
|Thursdays||4:15-4:45pm||EDGE: 3k/4k||Semi-Private Lesson|
|Thursdays||4:15-4:45pm||SHARP: 3k/4k||Semi-Private Lesson|
|Sundays||10:30-11:00am||All||Reduced Fee Practice Session ($3)|
|Sundays||11:30-12:30pm||All||Off-Ice Training (Plyo/Jumps)|
Q: Are specific sessions outlined throughout the year?
A: No, the SHARP program is based on rolling enrollment with continuous participation. Weekly emails are sent to all participants with lesson and class dates, program updates and reminders.