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S.T.A.R.S.


TOP S.T.A.R.S. PERFORMERS


Female: Amy Lin Male: Philip Warren


PERFORMERS (12 AND UNDER) Female: Pooja Kalyan Male: Vincent Zhou


TOP S.T.A.R.S.


ATHLETES IMPROVING MORE THAN 200 POINTS FROM 2011–12 SEASON


Lauren Felch Kyra Hoctor Carrington Mitchum Eric Sjoberg Evelyn Welsh


ATHLETES IMPROVING MORE THAN 100 POINTS FROM 2011–12 SEASON


Sara Abee Katherine Cabrera Ashley Cain Mia Casparian Emma Dalley Grace Dalley Rae Deveney Jacqueline Domino Chase Donelson Claire Fomook Sophia Gallette Zoe Gobeille Vanessa Griffin Dylan Hylander Pooja Kalyan Caitlyn Kent Madilyn Kent Courtney Luck Hana Mahle MaryElizabeth Rossignuolo Rachael Wall Rachel Westphal Nancy Xu Zachary Yaninek Natalie Ye


52 NOVEMBER 2012 AMY LIN


On the importance of off-ice training:


“Off-ice training helps you with your on-ice


training. It makes you stronger so that you can get through pro-


grams easier and start working on


harder jumps.” Secret training food:


Any sort of fruit, espe- cially strawberries and nectarines


Words of Wisdom: “Just remind yourself


that you skate because you like skating and not for anyone else, so enjoy what you do out there.”


WARREN PHILIP


On the importance of off-ice training:


“It’s probably the best for injury prevention, because you use a lot of muscles when you’re skating that you don’t


realize and off-ice train- ing helps strengthen them.”


Secret training food: KFC Double Down


Words of Wisdom:


“When you’re skating don’t focus on the seriousness of it, just


have fun and don’t take it too seriously.”


VINCENT ZHOU


On the toils of off-ice training:


“I don’t like doing the treadmill but I think of other things to keep


my mind off my burn- ing muscles and just keep on going.”


Secret training food: Chocolate milk, be- cause I heard that


drinking it after work- ing hard helps with recovery.


Words of Wisdom: “I just like skating. I


have passion for skat- ing and that’s one of the major elements, and what’s the point of doing something if you don’t like doing it?”


S.T.A.R.S., again


Coach Gambill’s athletes repeat combine success Te 2012 S.T.A.R.S. (Stan-


by PETER ZAPALO


dardized Testing of Athleticism to Recognize Skaters) season took place over the summer, with 19 testing combines conducted across the country, with participation in- creasing 50 percent over last year’s inaugural S.T.A.R.S. campaign. Athletes ran, jumped,


planked, pressed and flexed in 15 separate tests of agility, balance, coordination, strength, power and flexibility. Each athlete’s raw


scores were then compared na- tionwide


to their demographic


group in several ways, including by age, gender and skating level. Te resulting percentile index, or “S.T.A.R.S. Score,” determined the top performers in each age group and gender category. For the second year, several top-scoring athletes emerged un-


der the direction of 2012 De- velopmental Coach of the Year Tammy Gambill. Vincent Zhou and Amy Lin, winners in 2011, were joined by newcomer Philip Warren.


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