Doldrums of August question. What must Mirai do skating-wise to get back on the U.S. World team or even win a U.S. championship? Is there a technical threshold she must achieve in the eyes of U.S. judges or the USFSA? I personally think she must do the following: I think she can compete with the top 3 in the SP with her current jump layout: 3t-3t, 3loop, 2x, provided her jump technique is tight and rotated. She might want to think about a 3z or 3flip as the solo jump to garner more points. Adelina proved at the Olympics a good 3t-3t puts you in the running. In the LP, I think she has more work to do: First of all, I think she will need to have a 7 triple program which means getting the 3sal back. I think she could be competitive with someone like Ashley if she does 7 triples that include a 2x-3t. Maybe she doesn't need a 3-3 unless she wants to compete against Gracie or maybe Polina. Also, I think in addition to tighter jumps, she would need to maintain consistency in her speed and performance level. Good results on the GP circuit might rebuild the USFSA's confidence in her. I'm not sure she's working on a 3sal, though. The jump layout of her LP at the Broadmoor Open suggests not, but you never know. Any ideas?