Breaking Down the Elements: Novice Men’s Short Program

For the 2012-2013 season, novice men have 6 required elements in their short program to be performed in 2 minutes and 30 seconds.  The elements can be performed in any order.  The only change from the previous season is that the step sequence does not need to follow a fixed pattern.
1. Double or triple jump, immediately preceded by connecting steps.  May not repeat double axel
2. Jump combination, double/double or triple/double.  May not repeat either Axel jump performed or solo jump
3. Axel or double axel
4. Camel or Sit spin, with only one change of foot, no change of position, no flying entry, minimum 5 revolutions each foot.
5. Spin Combination, with only 1 change of foot and minimum 1 change of position.  2 revolutions required for position to count.  No flying entry, minimum 5 revolutions each foot.
6. Leveled Step Sequence, fully utilizing the ice surface