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Mental and Emotional Training for Figure Skating Continued (Kori Ade)

In this video, we get a closer look at the off-ice TAPS program developed by Olympic coach Kori Ade for the development of her skaters.  In the first part of this series, Kori explained the purpose of these… Continue reading

Figure Skating Spins – Building the Backspin (Audrey Weisiger)

Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion on the process of developing the backspin.  In the preceding video, Audrey discussed the details of starting a backspin from a standstill.  In this video, Audrey shares her thoughts on… Continue reading

Figure Skating Spins – Teaching a Beginner Backspin (Audrey Weisiger)

Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger explains the process she uses for teaching the backspin.  Many of these concepts are particularly appropriate for adult skaters.  She begins by teaching the back inside pivot in the direction the skater spins with… Continue reading

Teaching the Basic Forward Inside Mohawk (Amy Brolsma)

In this basic skills video, Amy Brolsma provides a framework for teaching beginner skaters the basic forward inside mohawk.  Amy uses a cone to facilitate learning the mohawk more quickly.  The cone helps skaters focus and understand the… Continue reading

Edge Quality of Flip Jump – Jump Drills for Flip (Page Lipe)

Page Lipe discusses the challenge associated with getting flip jumps to come off a back inside edge.  Teaching the correct edge early on in jump development saves tremendous time and frustration later on.

In this video, Page starts with… Continue reading

Adult Figure Skating – Adult Leg Syndrome – Part 2 (Nick Perna)

World coach and adult figure skating advocate Nick Perna continues his discussion on correcting a common jump issue for adults that figure skate.  He calls the problem “adult leg syndrome.”  In Part 1, he discussed the problem… Continue reading

Adult Figure Skating – Adult Leg Syndrome (Nick Perna)

World coach and adult figure skating advocate Nick Perna addresses a common jump problem for adults that figure skate.  He calls it “adult leg syndrome” and it’s characterized by landing with the free foot to the side or behind… Continue reading

Jump Development Exercises Pt 5 – Hop Arounds (Chris Conte)

Chris Conte continues with Part 5 of a multi-part series on jump development exercises.  In this series, Chris provides a set of warm-up exercises with a variety of drills embedded in them to develop important jumping skills associated with… Continue reading

Jump Development Exercises Pt 4 – Single Snizzle (Chris Conte)

Chris Conte continues with Part 4 of a multi-part series on jump development exercises.  In this series, Chris provides a set of warm-up exercises with a variety of drills embedded in them to develop important jumping skills associated with… Continue reading

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

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