Tom Zakrajsek


Tom Zakrajsek
(pronounced Za-cry-sheck) is an Olympic Team Coach (in 2010) and he’s coached in numerous World and National championships.  His skaters regularly place on the top of the podium at the US National Championships, and he’s coached at least one US National Champion at each level (Novice, Junior, Senior, Men and Ladies).  Tom has been coaching since 1999 and he has a PSA Master rating in Freestyle and a PSA Level VII ranking.  He was the 2009 PSA Coach of the Year and the 1999 USFS Developmental Coach of the Year.

Tom coaches at the Broadmoor Skating Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He’s well known for working with such notable skaters as Rachel Flatt, Ryan Bradley, Agnes Zawadzki, Joshua Farris, Alexe Gilles, Ann Patrice McDonough, Marissa Secundy and more recently Max Aaron and Brandon Mroz.

In his coaching he emphasizes goal setting, hard work, discipline and the acquisition of life skills.  He is an esteemed jump technician and much of his coaching focuses on training his skaters for competition performance.  For low level coaches and skaters wondering how an Olympic coach of Tom’s stature can help them, he developed Jeremy Abbott, Ryan Bradley and Rachael Flatt from the beginning levels of skating all the way to their National titles and the World Team; and with Flatt, the Olympic Games.

Recently, Tom has been using various social media platforms to share information about skating and coaching.  His goal is to share useful information and foster an online environment of sharing among coaches and skaters.  Please check out Tom’s Facebook page, his Twitter feed, and his Instagram page for more information.  Tom shares even more information at his paid membership website http://coachtomz.com/.

Most recent videos at the top…

Figure Skating Axel Jump: How to Axel Part 7 (Tom Zakrajsek)

Olympic coach Tom Zakrajsek teaches an axel class at the Grassroots to Champions Supercamp held in Faribault, MN in July/August 2013.  This video is the seventh and final video in a multi-part series by Tom sharing the information he… Continue reading

Figure Skating Axel Jump: More Axel Tips Part 6 (Tom Zakrajsek)

Olympic coach Tom Zakrajsek teaches an axel class at the Grassroots to Champions Supercamp held in Faribault, MN in July/August 2013.  This video is the fifth in a multi-part series by Tom sharing the information he covered in his… Continue reading

How To Do An Axel – Axel Class Part 5 (Tom Zakrajsek)

Olympic coach Tom Zakrajsek teaches an axel class at the Grassroots to Champions Supercamp held in Faribault, MN in July/August 2013.  This video is the fifth in a multi-part series by Tom sharing the information he covered in his… Continue reading

How To Do An Axel – Axel Class Part 4 (Tom Zakrajsek)

Olympic coach Tom Zakrajsek teaches an axel class at the Grassroots to Champions Supercamp held in Faribault, MN in July/August 2013.  This video is the third in a multi-part series by Tom sharing the information he covered in his… Continue reading

How To Do An Axel – Axel Class Part 3 (Tom Zakrajsek)

Olympic coach Tom Zakrajsek teaches an axel class at the Grassroots to Champions Supercamp held in Faribault, MN in July/August 2013.  This video is the third in a multi-part series by Tom sharing the information he covered in his… Continue reading

Learning an Axel Jump – Axel Class Part 2 (Tom Zakrajsek)

Olympic coach Tom Zakrajsek teaches an axel class at the Grassroots to Champions Supercamp held in Faribault, MN in July/August 2013.  This video is the second in a multi-part series by Tom sharing the information he covered in his… Continue reading

Learning an Axel Jump – Axel Class Part 1 (Tom Zakrajsek)

Olympic coach Tom Zakrajsek teaches an axel class at the Grassroots to Champions Supercamp held in Faribault, MN in July/August 2013.  This video is the first in a multi-part series by Tom sharing the information he covered in his… Continue reading

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