PARENTS’ CORNER

Parents’ Committee!

We are pleased to have a new Parents’ Committee! If you have any ideas for events, fundraisers, or suggestions for our Club please contact Iris Perez at iaperez@socal.rr.com.

Parent Volunteers Needed

The success of our young skaters depends on the encouragement and support of our family! As your skater continues to develop skills and progress in figure skating, he or she will begin to test, compete, and become integral members of our figure skating club. There are so many ways young skaters and their parents can get involved with Club activities, events, and competitions! Please consider volunteering for a committee and take part in the development of our skaters. Please send PFSC a note through our “Contact Us” page with your name, email, and phone number indicating your interest to be a parent volunteer.

Resources for Parents

Articles for Parents

Complete Guide to U.S. Figure Skating’s Collegiate Skating Programs

HealthyChildren.org – Important sports medicine topics from the American Academy of Pediatrics including:

  • Figure Skating
  • Preventing Overuse Injuries
  • Effects of Puberty on Sports Performance
  • Body Composition and Flexibility
  • Knee Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Knee Pain: How to choose the right knee brace
  • Sportsmanship
  • Female Athlete Triad
  • Clinical Report on Young Children Risk Injury in Single-Sport Specialization
  • Aerobic Training

USFS Scholarships, Grants, and Awards for Student Skaters

You can find more information on scholarships, grants, and awards at the US Figure Skating website.

MEMORIAL FUND COMPETITIVE SKATERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CSAP) – Open to juvenile-senior level skaters who have placed sixth or higher at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.  Application deadline is Sept 2.

MEMORIAL FUND ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (ASP) – Open to current and former skaters who are enrolled at an accredited college or university and are still actively involved in the sport of figure skating.  Application deadline is Sept 2.

U.S. FIGURE SKATING SCHOLASTIC HONORS TEAM – Open to novice-senior skaters entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2016.  Application deadline is Sept 2.

JOYCE KOMPERDA ATHLETE SUPPORT FUND – Open to intermediate-junior singles, pairs and ice dance athletes.  Application deadline is August 31.

MEMORIAL FUND RISE YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST – Open to skaters at pre-preliminary, preliminary, pre-juvenile and juvenile levels.  Application deadline is Sept 2.

BUCH FAMILY ACADEMIC GRANT SCHOLARSHIP – Open to skaters at the novice-senior levels currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.  Application deadline is Sept 2.

Information and applications are available at www.usfigureskating.org.  Questions can be directed to FinancialAid@usfigureskating.org.