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Video Analysis

Background Info And Analysis Setup Descriptions

Discussions of video analysis equipment setup as well as software information. (All website guests)

Chris Conte shows us his custom deluxe computer video analysis setup.
Sheila Thelen shows us her clever portable computer video analysis setup.
Trevor Laak shows us how he sets up his computer video analysis system.

 

Most Recent Analysis Videos Are At The Top Of The Page!

Using Video Tools for Small Successes (Page Lipe)
International figure skating coach Page Lipe talks about using inexpensive video tools for motivating skaters. Page uses video for “breaking skills down so that skaters can have little successes and little goals.” She continues, “If you don’t have some sort … Continue reading
Comparing Salchow Take-Off Techniques (Nick Perna)
Figure skating jump specialist Nick Perna compares 2 common but very different types of take-offs we see for the salchow jump. In the video he is comparing a triple salchow by Olympic Champion Yuna Kim and one by US Ladies … Continue reading
Similarity of Skating Jumps to the Golf Swing – Part 2 (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte continues his discussion of his “infamous golf swing video” and describes how the golf swing is similar to figure skating jumps. In Part 1, Chris gave the history of the video and concept, and compared a … Continue reading
Similarity of Skating Jumps to the Golf Swing – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte walks us through the history of the “infamous golf swing video” and describes how the golf swing is similar to figure skating jumps. Obviously both sports rely on rotational energy and power, and Chris discovered some … Continue reading
Technical Analysis of Big Single Axel (Trevor Laak)
Trevor Laak analyzes an excellent single axel, sharing insights about what makes this jump so good. This axel was performed by Madison Xaphakdy and was entered in the iCoachSkating Axel Contest held in November of 2018. Madison’s axel won the … Continue reading
T-Rex Waltz Jump Analysis (Chris Conte)
National coach (and entertainment expert) Chris Conte does a nice analysis of a waltz jump performed by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. This is fun stuff, but the information in the video is actually technically outstanding, so please take this video seriously. … Continue reading
Comparing Lutz Take-Off Techniques (Nick Perna)
Figure skating jump specialist Nick Perna compares the 2 different types of take-offs we see for the lutz jump. In the video he is comparing a triple lutz take-off by 1998 Olympic Champion Ilia Kulik and a triple lutz take-off … Continue reading
Does Loop Jump Use Pole Vaulting Technique? (Trevor Laak)
Trevor Laak explains and shows how the loop jump CAN indeed be thought of as a vaulting jump.  Historically, the toe jumps in skating (toe loop, flip, and lutz) have been compared to a pole vault, where the picking… Continue reading
Double Lutz Analysis (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak analyzes the following double lutz jump: This skater was in a couple previous videos on iCoachSkating about the double lutz.  Those videos were part of a lesson that Page Lipe was giving the skater.… Continue reading
The Loop Jump – Survey Results Part 2 (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak continues a multiple part series on the loop jump.  Please see Part 1  for a summary of when and how the survey was conducted.  Responses from coaches and skaters were separated, and… Continue reading
The Loop Jump – Survey Results Part 1 (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak begins a multiple part series on the loop jump.  A few months prior to posting this video, Trevor asked iCoachSkating subscribers to take a survey about the loop jump.  The survey consisted of… Continue reading
Axel Theory – Pole Vault and Edge Pressure Concepts (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak offers 4 examples of double and triple axels showing how elite skaters use a pole-vaulting method to maximize jump height and create maximum rotational energy for the jump.  This is a follow-up or clarification video… Continue reading
Jason Brown Quad Toe Loop Analysis (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak comments on a quad toe loop performed by US National Champion Jason Brown.  Trevor discusses how much rotation actually occurs “in the air” and addresses the rarely understood aspect of different amounts of rotation for… Continue reading
Using Split Jump for Double Flip Development – Split Flip (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist and video analyst Trevor Laak discusses how and why he uses the split jump and split flip as a development tool for double flip.  This is the second follow-up to the analysis video Trevor recorded on a… Continue reading
Solutions for Better Jump Timing and More Flow (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist and video analyst Trevor Laak shares 2 drills for improving the timing and flow of the flip jump.  This is a follow-up to the analysis video Trevor recorded on a single flip with excessive shoulder rotation (see… Continue reading
Analysis of Single Flip for Double Flip Development (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak analyzes a single flip for a skater interested in working on the double.  Trevor provides a full analysis of the jump, but focuses on the “rotational jerkiness” caused by excessive shoulder pre-rotation.  This is… Continue reading
Analysis of Mirai Nagasu Triple Axel Attempt – Part 3 (Trevor Laak)
In this follow-up video, figure skating jump specialist Trevor Laak continues his analysis of a triple axel attempt by Mirai Nagasu at the 2014 Grassroots to Champions Supercamp in Lansing, MI on July 9, 2014.   To see the… Continue reading
Analysis of Mirai Nagasu Triple Axel Attempt – Part 2 (Trevor Laak)
In this follow-up video, figure skating jump specialist Trevor Laak continues his analysis of a triple axel attempt by Mirai Nagasu at the 2014 Grassroots to Champions Supercamp in Lansing, MI on July 9, 2014.   To see the… Continue reading
Analysis of Triple Axel Attempt – Mirai Nagasu 3A (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak analyzes a triple axel attempt by Mirai Nagasu at the 2014 Grassroots to Champions Supercamp in Lansing, MI on July 9, 2014.  This jump was performed during G2C’s “Just Jump” contest which is a contest… Continue reading
Double Axel Commentary – Mirai Nagasu’s Double Axel Part 2 (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak continues his comments (see Part 1 here) on a monster double axel performed by Mirai Nagasu at the 2014 Grassroots to Champions Supercamp in Lansing, MI on July 9, 2014.  The jump was performed during… Continue reading
Double Axel Commentary – Mirai Nagasu’s Double Axel Part 1 (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak comments on a monster double axel performed by Mirai Nagasu at the 2014 Grassroots to Champions Supercamp in Lansing, MI on July 9, 2014.  This jump was performed during G2C’s “Just Jump” contest which is… Continue reading
“Just Stay In!” – Another Perspective on Opening Jumps Early (Trevor Laak)
Trevor Laak offers a short computer video analysis. Historically these analysis videos have become known as Dartfish analysis, but with the prevalence of inexpensive apps for mobile phones and tablets, expensive PC software like Dartfish is no longer required. This … 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 for the… Continue reading
Comparing Triple Lutz Technique – Lutz Analysis (Trevor Laak)
Trevor Laak provides a computer analysis of 3 different triple lutz jumps.  The skaters performing the jumps are Ryan Bradley, Brandon Mroz, and Max Aaron who were on a practice session at the 2013 Grassroots to Champions Supercamp in… Continue reading
Axel Jump In Slow Motion Tips (Trevor Laak)
Trevor Laak analyzes a double axel as a way to identify key aspects for single axel instruction.  You can see a full video of the jump being analyzed below in real time and slow motion on Trevor’s… Continue reading
CVA – Chris Conte’s Computer Video Analysis Setup (Dartfish Setup)
Chris Conte coaches in Fairfax, Virginia. See his video analysis setup. Continue reading
Computer Setup At The Rink (Trevor Laak)
Trevor coaches in Madison, Wisconsin. See his video analysis setup. More information will be available shortly regarding software. Continue reading
Axel Jump Help: Compare Wtih Fall (Trevor Laak)
Click the video below to watch an analysis of a successful and unsuccessful axel by the same skater. Analysis by Trevor Laak. Continue reading
Double Lutz Jump: Slow Motion Techniques (Page Lipe) (Trevor Laak)
Play the top video first to see two axel attempts that are being analyzed. Continue reading
Dartfish Video Ice Skating Tips: Axel – For Double Axel (Trevor Laak)
Then play the second video to the see the analysis by Trevor Laak. Continue reading
Computer Video Analysis: Double Toe Loop (Trevor Laak)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
How Figure Skating Jumps Work: Development Of Double Lutz (Trevor Laak)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Figure Skating Slow Motion Video: Double Axel-Double Toe Combination (Page Lipe) (Trevor Laak)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Figure Skating Slow Motion Video: Double Salchow Attempt (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Figure Skating Jump Combinations: Dartfish Double Flip-Double Toe (Page Lipe)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Axel Figure Skating: Dartfish With Slow Motion (Page Lipe)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Triple Loop Figure Skating: Dartfish With Slow Motion (Page Lipe)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Figure Skating Video Analysis: Double-Triple Salchow (Chris Conte)
This video is a continuation of a previous Chris Conte double salchow analysis. This clip stands on it's own aside from a few references to that previous video. Continue reading
Figure Skating Video Analysis: Single Axel (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see two axel attempts that are being analyzed. Continue reading
Computer Video Analysis Skating Jump: Triple Salchow With Pole Harness (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Computer Video Analysis Figure Skating: Triple Salchow (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Figure Skating Education Dartfish Analysis: Developing Double Loop (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte demonstrates and describes a full development program for teaching a skater to do a double loop. Continue reading
Figure Skating Education: Dartfish Analysis Double Loop (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Dartfish Video Analysis Figure Skating Jumps: Double Axel (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Video Analysis Of Figure Skating Jump: Double Loop (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Video Analysis Of Figure Skating Jump: Double Axel (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Dartfish Video Analysis For Figure Skating: Double Axel (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Dartfish Set Up: Figure Skating (Sheila Thelen)
Sheila Thelen coaches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. See her video analysis setup. Continue reading
Dartfish Figure Skating Analysis: Double Axel (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
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