National Competing Teams Progression - Juvenile, Intermediate, and Novice

Our National Competing Progression includes teams eligible to compete for a spot at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships (Nationals):  juvenile, intermediate, and novice.  

At the juvenile through novice levels, our goal is for athletes to learn the elite aspects of synchronized skating to allow them to be nationally competitive and prepare them for international competition at the next level. To achieve this, we expect dedication and hard work appropriate for the level of the team. In addition to team practices, athletes are expected to continue instruction with their private coaches and practice on their own in order to progress through moves, dance, and free skate tests. With experience in our progression through the novice level, athletes are prepared for future placement on Team USA teams.

Placement on teams is determined by the age, experience, and test or skill level of each athlete. Test requirements outlined in U.S. Figure Skating rules are minimum requirements, and typically, higher test requirements are preferred. Young skaters without preferred tests can gain experience in our Developmental Program.

View the tryout schedule and locations here.

Mini Mates Bettlejuice Opening

Mini Mates Juvenile

U.S. Figure Skating requires athletes to be under age 13 (as of July 1) and have passed the pre-juvenile moves in the field test. To prepare a strong team, Hayden Synchro prefers Mini Mates athletes have passed the juvenile moves, bronze dance, and pre-juvenile free skate tests. 

Lean more about the Mini Mates here.

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Star Mates Intermediate

U.S. Figure Skating requires athletes to be under age 18 (as of July 1) and have passed the juvenile moves in the field test. To prepare a strong team, Hayden Synchro prefers Star Mates athletes have passed the novice moves, pre-silver dance, and pre-juvenile free skate tests. Learn more about the Star Mates here.

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Ice Mates Novice

U.S. Figure Skating requires athletes to be under age 16 (up to four may be 16 or 17) and have passed the intermediate moves in the field test. To prepare a strong team, Hayden Synchro prefers Ice Mates athletes have passed the junior moves, pre-silver dance, and intermediate free skate tests. 

Learn more about the Ice Mates here.

Team

USFS Requirement

Hayden SS Preference

Mini Mates juvenile
(under 13 years old)

Pre-juvenile moves

Juvenile moves
Bronze dance
Pre-Juvenile free skate

Star Mates intermediate
(under 18 years old)

Juvenile moves

Novice moves
Pre-silver dance
Pre-juvenile free skate

Ice Mates novice
(most under 16 years old)

Intermediate moves

Junior moves
Pre-silver dance
Intermediate free skate

Have questions? We have answers here! Still have questions? Feel free to email skatewithus@haydensynhro.org.