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Corkscrew Spin, Spaghetti Spin – Figure Skating Spins (Bobbe Shire)

Spin specialist Bobbe Shire talks about the corkscrew spin, which she likes to call the spaghetti spin.  This is somewhat similar to the crossfoot spin but unlike the crossfoot, the skater is only spinning on one foot in the… Continue reading

Forward Crossover Circles – Juvenile Moves In The Field (Karen Olson)

Karen Olson explains how she teaches the forward crossover circle pattern of the USFS Juvenile Moves test.  Much of this discussion is specifically about the pattern, but a great deal of this discussion applies to all skaters doing power… Continue reading

Preventing Change of Edge on Lutz Jump (Frank Carroll)

Legendary Olympic figure skating coach Frank Carroll offers his thoughts and opinions on the lutz jump, particularly the problem with change of edge.  As Frank explains, a very common reason for the edge change is unwanted hip movement. … Continue reading

Figure Skating Jumps – Minimum Air Times (Trevor Laak)

The post below is a copy of the post made by Trevor Laak on his coaching blog (Tools for Coaching).  The topic of the post is a response to regular requests Trevor gets regarding minimum air times… Continue reading

Loop Jump Development – Part 2 (Nick Perna)

Figure skating coach Nick Perna continues his discussion about the process and drills he uses to develop the loop jump.  In Part 1, he covered a quite a few drills including the Bread Drill, Backward Power Pulls with… Continue reading

Loop Jump Development – Part 1 (Nick Perna)

In this figure skating video, coach Nick Perna discusses the process and drills he uses to develop the loop jump take-off edge.  Typically a skater learns a waltz jump and a single salchow and a single toe loop before… Continue reading

Backward Inside Loops Revisited (Amy Brolsma)

Amy Brolsma provides an update on how she has changed how she teaches backward inside loops for more flow and rhythm.  Her focus for loop development has changed somewhat from the precision of figures (based on her figures background)… Continue reading

Figure Skating Jumps – Loop Jump (Michelle Leigh)

In this figure skating video, Olympic coach Michelle Leigh continues her lesson with two young skaters.  The first part of the lesson focused on a series of warm-up drills prior to jump training.  In the second video,… Continue reading

Figure Skating Off-Ice Training – Skipping (Kristina Anderson)

In this off-ice training video, strength and conditioning specialist and figure skating coach Kristina Anderson discusses skipping.  Skipping is an overlooked training tool for figure skaters.  This is probably because it’s simple and everyone already knows how to… Continue reading

Using Video Technology as a Coaching Tool (Page Lipe)

Page Lipe works with a skater on drills intended to fix an edge change problem on a double flip.  Little coaching information is shared in the video.  Instead, this video shows how a coach like Page uses a… Continue reading

Crossfoot Spin – Figure Skating Spins – Part 2 (Bobbe Shire)

In this figure skating video, spin specialist Bobbe Shire continues her explanation of how she teaches a crossfoot spin. In the first video (Part 1), Bobbe explained why the crossfoot spin is important and how she prefers… Continue reading

Crossfoot Spin – Figure Skating Spins – Part 1 (Bobbe Shire)

Figure skating spin specialist Bobbe Shire explains how she teaches a crossfoot spin.  This spin is generally misunderstood by skaters and coaches and few coaches know how to teach this spin properly.  A crossfoot spin is a… Continue reading

Jump Development Exercises Pt 3 – Flow and Landing Drill (Chris Conte)

Chris Conte continues with Part 3 of a multi-part series on jump development exercises.  The series focuses on a set of warm-up exercises with important drills embedded in them.  The purpose of each drill is to improve the… Continue reading

Forward Outside Mohawk – 8 Step Pattern MIF (Karen Olson)

In this figure skating video, Karen Olson discusses the forward outside mohawk, particularly as it applies to the 8-Step Pattern of the USFS Junvenile Moves pattern.  The forward outside mohawk is a difficult skill at this level, primarily because… Continue reading

Backward Outside Loops Revisited – Part 3 (Amy Brolsma)

Amy Brolsma continues her discussion of how she has changed how she teaches figure loops as part of the footwork and USFS moves in the field patterns.  In the first video of this series, Amy explained why she… Continue reading

Figure Skating Off-Ice Training – Agility Ladder Part 2 (Kristina Anderson)

NSCA certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and figure skating coach Kristina Anderson shares more information about off-ice agility ladder training.  General athleticism, good coordination, and quickness are important for anyone aspiring to be a better figure skater. … Continue reading

Flying Sit Spin – Part 2 (Charyl Brusch)

Figure skating spin specialist Charyl Brusch continues her discussion of the flying sit spin.  In this video, she works with another skater and shares additional insights to help those teaching and learning this advanced figure skating spin. … Continue reading

Flying Sit Spin – Part 1 (Charyl Brusch)

In this figure skating spin video, spin specialist Charyl Brusch teaches a flying sit spin from the ground up.  To start the lesson, Charyl has the skater perform an upright flying spin from a standstill.  This approach ensures… Continue reading

Important Jump Principle – Air Position, Hips (Frank Carroll)

In this short video, legendary Olympic figure skating coach Frank Carroll discusses one very important aspect of jump air position.  In the video, Frank explains how important it is to keep the free hip up while rotating in the… Continue reading

Backward Outside Loops Revisited – Part 2 (Amy Brolsma)

Amy Brolsma continues her discussion of how she has changed how she teaches figure loops as part of the footwork and USFS moves in the field patterns.  In the first video of this series, Amy explained why she… Continue reading

Backward Outside Loops Revisited – Part 1 (Amy Brolsma)

Amy Brolsma provides an update on how she has changed how she teaches backward outside loops for more flow and rhythm.  Her focus for loop development has changed somewhat from the precision of figures (based on her figures background)… Continue reading

Figure Skating Jumps – Waltz Jump and Single Salchow (Michelle Leigh)

Olympic coach Michelle Leigh continues her lesson with two young skaters.  The first part of the lesson focused on a series of warm-up drills prior to jump training.  In this video, Michelle has the skaters do waltz… Continue reading

On-Ice Figure Skating Jump Warm-Up (Michelle Leigh)

Olympic coach Michelle Leigh guides two skaters through a series of warm-up drills prior to jump training.  These exercises help skaters get used to jump movements while focusing on air position and alignment details that will be important skills… Continue reading

Learning to Spin – Some Clarifications on Spin Entries (Bobbe Shire)

Figure skating spin specialist Bobbe Shire goes into more details about a few things she mentioned in her previous video on spinning.   Since the publication of Bobbe’s earliest videos on iCoachSkating.com, some subscribers have tried unsuccessfully to apply… Continue reading

Learning to Spin – Recent Changes (Bobbe Shire)

Figure skating spin specialist Bobbe Shire discusses how she has changed how she teaches spins since some of the earlier recordings on iCoachSkating.com.  Several years have lapsed in real time between Bobbe’s earlier iCoachSkating.com videos and the new videos… Continue reading

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