Was wondering..... 1. If someone brought an individual membership off the USFS website, then, theoretically, that individual could take the USFS tests even without having an actual skating club? Right? (I think I know a skater who does this in my area, but I don't know her well enough to approach her and ask.) 2. Can a skater take the USFS tests without having a club or coach but still being a USFS individual member? I mean in theory. I know I will get a lot of advice and/or insults about the coach thing....Go ahead ...But that's not what I'm asking for..... I'm not saying this to start a fight. I just want to know if, theoretically, this is possible, or if I'd have to get a coach to "sign me in," so to speak. Note: Obviously, I will hire a coach for 1 or 2 lessons to go over my MITF when I think they are ready in order to "catch" any errors. But I doubt that any coach will want to sign me in after only 2 lessons knowing I will only hire them a few more times to check out some MITF, not for freestyle. I have already printed off the diagrams from the USFS site. They look relatively simple to follow. (I didn't say to skate, I just mean following the diagram around the rink.) Yes, I'm thinking about it....as long as there is actually an "adult passing average" when (and if) I make it to Intermediate (so I can skate Masters.) Even intermediate is pushing it, but with the new "adult passing average"...It just might be worth a try. At best, I pass. At worst, I "donate" a lot of $ to the USFS in membership and test fees.