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Figure Skating – Loop Jump
Bigger Single Axel, Solve Over-Rotation Problem (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger gives a single axel lesson to a skater at a camp. This skater can already do an axel, so the focus is on making the jump bigger. Unfortunately, after making the jump bigger, the … Continue reading
Edge Drill – How The Legs And Feet Turn (Nick Perna)
International coach Nick Perna shares an edge drill intended to help skaters feel how to properly use their feet and ankles, as well as their legs and hips when creating edges. Historically, edges have typically been taught as sideways leans … Continue reading
Loop Jump in Combination (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger teaches a class on double loop combination jumps at a seminar. The purpose of the class is to develop jump combinations with the single, double, or triple loop as the second or third jump … Continue reading
Champion Cords for Improved Landings (Sheila Thelen)
Figure skating specialist coach and Champion Cords inventor Sheila Thelen explains and demonstrates how to use the cords to create improved landing positions. By connecting the cord to same-side hand and foot, a nice stretch can be created on landings … Continue reading
Loop Jump (Jeremy Allen)
International coach and jump specialist Jeremy Allen discusses the loop jump. Jeremy cautions against “setting up too straight” where the upper body is very upright on the loop jump setup. Instead, the body should be leaning forward over the axis/skating … Continue reading
Important Jump Basics (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger gives a jump lesson. To start the lesson, Audrey wants a backspin and she follows this with a backspin in multiple free foot positions: h-position, d-position, and “2-toes.” The 2-toes position has the skater … Continue reading
Remote Off-Ice Video Jump Lesson – Part 8 (Nick Perna)
International coach and jump specialist Nick Perna walks us through a remote off-ice video jump lesson. We can’t hear what Nick is saying to his skater, but he talks over the entire lesson with detailed information about what is going … Continue reading
Head Position and Movement on Jump Take-Offs – Part 2 (Jeremy Allen)
International coach and jump specialist Jeremy Allen continues his discussion of head anchoring for jump take-offs (see Part 1 here). In particular, he offers more insights about the head with respect to the jump direction, or the momentum of the … Continue reading
Double and Triple Loop Jump Prints and Theory (Nick Perna)
International coach and jump specialist Nick Perna continues his series of videos discussing and explaining the prints left on the ice for various jumps. In this video he discusses the double and triple loop jump print. Other videos in this … Continue reading
Building an Axel – lesson (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger gives a beginning axel lesson to a young skater. This video is a continuation of a previous video where Audrey and this skater worked on air position issues and back spins (which are also … Continue reading
Jump Landings – Theory and Drills, Part 3 (Jeremy Allen)
International coach and jump specialist Jeremy Allen continues his description and demonstration of what actually happens on a jump landing. In Part 1 he provided a detailed analysis of double, triple, and quad jump landings. In Part 2 he provided … Continue reading
Double Axel – Lesson, Tips, Motivation (Kori Ade)
World and Olympic coach Kori Ade continues a double axel lesson. The first part of this lesson is here. In this video, Kori  uses a wide variety of coaching techniques and teaching methods to help this skater. She begins… Continue reading
Skater Development Insights (Chris Conte)
In this video, International coach Chris Conte continues a lesson with a male skater who he had worked with earlier on skating skills. You can watch those videos here Part 1 – Tips on Forward Stroking and here Part 2 … Continue reading
Single Loop Jump Tips, Loop Loop Combo (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby gives a young skater a lesson on the single loop jump and the loop-loop combination. After having the skater perform a single, Robert suggests getting more h-position (knee up) and more arm drive to … Continue reading
When Is a Skater Ready? (Michelle Leigh)
World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh talks about the process of determining whether a skater is ready to move on and learn a new jump. This discussion is similar to that of Audrey Weisiger here, and coaches who struggle with … Continue reading
Triple Loop Lesson – Part 3, Changing Habits (Chris Conte)
National coach Chris Conte continues his triple loop lesson with a skater who is building a triple loop from the double. In the first part, he observed that this skater’s jump lacks quickness, particularly in the hook. In the second … Continue reading
Triple Loop Lesson – Part 2, Drills (Chris Conte)
National coach Chris Conte continues his triple loop lesson with a skater who is building a triple loop from the double. In the first part, he observed that this skater’s jump lacks quickness, particularly in the hook. In this video, … Continue reading
More Double Loop, Part 2 (Sheila Thelen)
This video is a continuation of a lesson Sheila Thelen is giving a skater on the double loop. In Part 1 Sheila focused on proper air position and quick landings. In this part of the lesson, she focuses on head … Continue reading
Triple Loop Lesson – Part 1, Quickness (Chris Conte)
National coach Chris Conte works on the triple loop with a skater who has a solid and consistent double loop. To begin the lesson, Chris immediately observes that the “hook” and rotation is slow on both the double loop and … Continue reading
Loop Jump Tips – Creating Edge Pressure Properly (Michelle Leigh)
World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh shares some important insights regarding how to properly create edge pressure for a loop jump. As Michelle notes, elite skaters typically do not bend their axis (take-off) leg very much when performing a triple … Continue reading
Air Position Exercises and Insights (Nick Perna)
International coach Nick Perna begins a jump lesson with some h-position and d-position drills. The skater in the lesson is a relatively high level skater, and she makes the drills look easy. But for younger and less advanced skaters, there … Continue reading
Working The Landing of Double Loop (Sheila Thelen)
Figure skating coach Sheila Thelen works with a skater on the landing details of the double loop. This skater still has a slightly inconsistent take-off with varying air times, and some attempts are clearly a bit short of rotation.… Continue reading
Triple Flip and Triple Loop Lesson (Michelle Leigh)
In this figure skating video, World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh gives an advanced skater a lesson on the triple flip and triple loop. The skater is clearly an excellent athlete as can be seen from the air time on … Continue reading
Double Axel Lesson, Part 1 – Warmup and Quickness Drills (Nick Perna)
International coach Nick Perna gives a double axel lesson. To begin the lesson, he “learns about” the skater by observing a backspin, several waltz jumps, a single axel, and then some double loops. In this first part of the lesson, … Continue reading
Jump Patterns and Setup Tips, Part 4: Loop, Flip, Lutz (Kori Ade)
World and Olympic coach Kori Ade continues a multi-part series on jump setup patterns and jump teaching tips.  In Part 1, Kori discussed patterns and setups for the axel and in Part 2 she tackled the salchow. In… Continue reading
The Stomping Drill, Part 2: The Jumps (Nick Perna)
International coach Nick Perna continues his discussion of the stomping drill. In Part 1, he introduced the drill and showed how to use it with a variety of skating elements. In this video, he focuses on the jumps and how … Continue reading
Cleaning Up Single Jumps (Michelle Leigh)
World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh begins a lesson with a young male skater by reviewing his single jumps. This is a great chance to see what an elite coach like Michelle looks for on single jumps after a skater … Continue reading
Developmental Jump Drill for Young Skaters (Laurent Depouilly)
World and Olympic coach Laurent Depouilly offers a great jump setup drill for young skaters that allows for many repetitions in a short time and small space.  The drill consists of a forward outside three turn with a back… Continue reading
Jump Patterns and Setup Tips, Part 3: Toe Loop (Kori Ade)
World and Olympic coach Kori Ade continues a multi-part series on jump setup patterns and jump teaching tips.  In Part 1, Kori discussed patterns and setups for the axel and in Part 2 she tackled the salchow. The… Continue reading
Tips for Double Loop Combinations (Sheila Thelen)
Figure skating coach Sheila Thelen gives a lesson on the double loop, double loop combination jump.  The progress this skater makes during this relatively short lesson is amazing. The first attempts have the skater spending too much time… Continue reading
Dragon Tail Exercise – Setup for Jumps (Laurent Depouilly)
World and Olympic coach Laurent Depouilly shares a jump setup drill he calls the “dragon tail” that he uses for all the major jumps except waltz jump/axel (but it can be used for that too). He primarily uses the exercise … Continue reading
Jump Lesson With Chris (Chris Conte)
Figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte gives a skater a lesson on a variety of jumps. This video is a continuation of the lesson in which Chris talked about tying skates properly. In the lesson, Chris covers a… Continue reading
Seminar Exercises – Part 2 (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger teaches at one of her Grassroots to Champions seminars several years ago.  The information in this series is as valid and useful today as it was when it was recorded.  These… Continue reading
Common Loop Jump Error, Moving To Triple (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby continues his discussion of loop jump mechanics (see Part 1 here).  In the video below, Robert addresses an extremely common problem with the loop jump.  Many skaters actually lose proper alignment… Continue reading
Seminar Exercises – Part 1 (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger teaches at one of her Grassroots to Champions seminars several years ago.  The information in this series is as valid and useful today as it was when it was recorded.  These… Continue reading
The Second Up – Part 4 (Kori Ade)
Olympic coach Kori Ade continues her discussion of what she calls the “second up” as a way to think about jump take-offs and collecting into the air position.  In the first part, she explained the basic concept and… 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
Loop Jump Technique (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby provides a relatively thorough discussion of proper loop jump mechanics.  In the process, he builds a walk-through for the jump.  The details covered here are applicable to single loop, double loop,… Continue reading
Alignment Tip for Double Loop Jump (Nick Perna)
International coach Nick Perna works with a skater on her double loop.  This is a short section of a much longer lesson, and this section offers a valuable tip for coaches and skaters.  For skaters having trouble… Continue reading
Off-Ice Jumps – Part 4: Loop, Flip, and Lutz (Michelle Leigh)
World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh continues a multi-part series on off-ice jumping.  In Part 1 she focused on some basics and the axel.  In Part 2, she discussed the salchow and some drills to improve landings.… Continue reading
The Russian Twist, Part 5 – Various Jump Take-Offs (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues his multi-part series on air turns or the Russian Twist. In Part 1, he introduced the overall concept. In Part 2 he explained the first turn and discussed how it relates to snizzles and… Continue reading
Learn to “Flox” (Nick Perna)
In this very short video, Nick Perna is working with a skater on his air position.  One of the most common similarities among elite skaters in terms of air position is a locked axis leg and a flexed axis… Continue reading
Double Loop Lesson (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe gives a skater a double loop lesson.  As you’ll see in the video, the skater is rotating and landing the jump, but the jump lacks flow.  Page wants the arms to be… 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
Improving the Loop Jump – Pt 3 (Ryan Bradley)
This figure skating video is a continuation of an advanced loop class by Ryan Bradley at the G2C Supercamp in the summer of 2015.  In Part 1, Ryan offered a number of tips and some specific advice… Continue reading
h-Position Clap Drill (Page Lipe)
In this short video, International coach Page Lipe explains the h-position clap drill.  She uses this drill with skaters on loop, flip, and lutz jumps and she explains it doesn’t work very well on salchow (and toe loop… Continue reading
Loop Jump Survey Request
As an iCoachSkating subscriber, would you please take the following survey on the loop jump?  Please select the correct button below to go to the survey. The survey itself should take about 5 to 10 minutes. If you do… Continue reading
Improving the Loop Jump – Pt 2 (Ryan Bradley)
This video is a continuation of an advanced loop class by Ryan Bradley the G2C Supercamp in the summer of 2015.  In Part 1, Ryan offered a number of tips and some specific advice to help the… Continue reading
Improving the Loop Jump – Pt 1 (Ryan Bradley)
Ryan Bradley teaches a loop jump class at the G2C Supercamp in the summer of 2015.  These exercises are appropriate for all skaters who have basic mastery of a single loop, although the class in the video are… Continue reading
Triple Flip and Loop Lesson (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh continues a lesson with a skater.  The first part of the lesson focused on toe loop combination jumps (triple-triple but concepts also apply to double).  In this video, Michelle and her student leave… Continue reading
Double Axel Lesson – Addressing Common Problems Part 1 (Kori Ade)
Olympic coach Kori Ade works works with a skater on double axel at the 2015 G2C Supercamp.  Kori begins by watching a single axel and then a double loop.  Kori focuses a lot on the concept of a… Continue reading
Double Axel Lesson – Developing the Jump (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh gives a double axel lesson.  As Michelle notes, the demonstrator in the video has just recently landed the double axel so it is a brand new jump without consistency.  In this video we get… Continue reading
Beginning Double Loops and Double Toe In Combo (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh continues her lesson with a young male skater in Part 3 of a 3-part series on jumps.  In the first part of the lesson, Michelle focused on the lutz.  In the second video, Michelle… Continue reading
Jump Development Exercises Pt 9 – Axel, Double Toe, Double Salchow (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 9 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
Double Loop in Combination – Part 2 (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe continues her discussion of doing loop jumps in combination as the second or third jump of the combo (see Part 1 here).  In this video, Page offers more insights and begins by sharing a “trick” that often… Continue reading
Working on 3 Jump Combinations (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh works with a skater in a 3-part series on jumps leading to triple salchow.  In this first part, Michelle works on 3-jump combinations with the skater.  Before beginning the lesson, Michelle explains the issues… Continue reading
Combination Jumps – Double Loop in Combination (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe shares her thoughts regarding combination jumps where the second (or third) jump in the combination is a double loop.  Combination jumps with double loop tend to be easier for most skaters than combinations with double toe loop.… Continue reading
Some Thoughts on the Loop Jump (Frank Carroll)
Olympic coach Frank Carroll shares some thoughts and ideas about the loop jump.  The loop is a challenging jump since it requires creating rotational energy from a strong back outside edge.  Additionally, jumping off one leg with almost… 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
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
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 the… 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
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, Michelle… Continue reading
Drills for Building a Double Loop (Audrey Weisiger)
In this figure skating video, Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger shares a number of drills to help improve the loop jump with the goal of developing a double loop.  The first drill she explains is designed to improve the backward… Continue reading
Edge Drill for Loop Jump (Audrey Weisiger)
In this figure skating video, Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger discusses and demonstrates an edge drill to improve the loop jump take-off.  The drill starts by gliding backward on a flat in loop jump preparation position and deepening the… Continue reading
Loop Jump Drill – Ace of Spades Drill (Nick Perna)
In the video below, figure skating coach Nick Perna demonstrates and explains a drill to improve the backward outside edge essential for proper loop jump technique.  He calls the drill the Ace of Spades drill as he draws a… Continue reading
Loop Jump for Beginners (Audrey Weisiger)
In the figure skating video below, Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger explains how she teaches a loop jump to a beginner skater.  Audrey first discusses the importance of basic balance and she suggests a simple drill to help determine whether… Continue reading
Walley Jump as a Figure Skating Jump Warm-Up (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh uses walley jumps to warm up her skaters for double axel and triple jumps.  In this video, Michelle shares an exercise she uses to warm up the walley.  It’s a walley – double bracket… Continue reading
Drills for Loop Combination Jumps (Audrey Weisiger)
Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger discusses valuable drills for improving combination jumps with the loop jump as the second or third jump in the combination.  This is a continuation of Audrey’s discussion of combination jumps with the loop as the… Continue reading
Loop Jump as Second or Third Jump in Combination Jumps (Audrey Weisiger)
Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger discusses combination jumps with the loop jump as the second or third jump in the combination.  This is a continuation of Audrey’s discussion of combination jumps with the toe loop as the second or third… Continue reading
Double Loop Jump – Corrections And Drills (Kori Ade)
Kori Ade works with a skater on double loop.  To see the preparation drills Kori used before this point, click here.  Notice the difference between the first two jump attempts, due mainly to simply pulling the… Continue reading
Double Loop Jump Preparation And Drills (Kori Ade)
Kori Ade shares some great drills for developing the double loop.  Kori starts by observing a single loop and then a series of single loops in combination.  This combination of multiple single loops is a great tool… Continue reading
Karen Heng Olson – Backward Outside Loops
Karen Heng Olson teaches backward outside loops.  When beginning loops with a skater, Karen like to focus initially on the upper body movement.  She shows the skater what she wants and holds the skaters arms.  (Coaches,… Continue reading
Axel Jump Preparation – With Loop Jump (Kori Ade)
Kori Ade uses triple loop as a preparation for triple axel work.  NOTE:  This concept applies to single loop for single axel, or double loop for double axel.  In this video, Kori covers important details of improving… Continue reading
Loop Jump – Single Loop Through Triple Loop (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe explains how she introduces and develops the loop jump all the way through triples.  She notes that when they’re ready it’s common for skaters at her rink to simply try a single loop jump and usually the… Continue reading
Loop Jump Tips – Part 3 (Joan Orvis)
In this short video Joan Orvis offers some additonal insights regarding the loop jump.  This video is a continuation of her earlier video on on loop jump and loop jump details.  In this discussion she starts by explaining… Continue reading
Adult Skaters Loops Jump Tips (Trevor Laak)
Trevor Laak discusses the loop jump, particularly as it relates to adult skaters.  There are two key issues for loop jump that are often misunderstood by skaters and coaches, and just understanding these can cause a breakthrough for the… Continue reading
Toe Loops Tips From Olympic Coach (Audrey Weisiger)
Audrey Weisiger discusses various aspects of the single, double and triple toe loop.  Keep in mind that Audrey has taught at every level in skating and even with her extensive experience at the elite level, notice how much stress… Continue reading
GOE Figure Skating Scoring: Survey Results – Double Loop (Trevor Laak)
Watch example double loop jump. Answer these questions. 1. Is this a clean double loop? In other words, would this skater get credit for a double loop in competition? (a. Yes, it’s a clean double, or b. No, it would be downgraded to a single) 2. What Grade of Execution (GOE) would you give this double loop? (-3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3) Compare your results with those who took the survey. Continue reading
Loop Jump Tips: Part 2 (Joan Orvis)
Joan Orvis continues her explanation of how she teaches the loop jump. This is a continuation of this loop jump video. Continue reading
How To Do A Loop Jump In Figure Skating (Joan Orvis)
Joan Orvis explains how she teaches the loop jump. Joan begins with the same back outside edge she teaches in figures. 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
How Figure Skating Jumps Work – Forward Take Off (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe discusses jump take-off direction. Like most top coaches, Page teaches her skaters to take off facing forward on all back entrance jumps. Continue reading
Ice Skating Jumps: Axel and Double Flip-Double Loop Combination (Chris Conte)
This is another lesson that Chris Conte gave at the 2009 G2C Extreme Super Camp. 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
Video Analysis Of Figure Skating Jump: Double Loop (Chris Conte)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Learn To Ice Skate For Kids: Basic Jumping – Part 3 (Sheila Thelen)
This is the third in a series of videos of Sheila Thelen teaching a young skater in a private lesson. Continue reading
Learn Figure Skating: Double Loops In Combination (Sheila Thelen)
Sheila talks about doing multiple double loop drills. These kinds of drills have become more and more popular for skaters to learn flow in combinations. Sheila talks about the need for quickness and one of her skaters demonstrates doing 5 double loops in a row. Continue reading
Figure Skating: Triple Jump Technique (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh offers some jump drills and exercises to improve control and efficiency, particularly related to building double jumps into triple jumps. Continue reading
Figure Skating: Loop Jump Video (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh provides a thorough explanation of how she teaches the loop jump. Continue reading
Figure Skating Tips for Advanced Skater Part 5 – Pole Harness Triple Loop (Nick Perna)
Nick Perna finishes his lesson with Isabelle. Continue reading
How To Figure Skate: Learn a Loop Jump (Nick Perna)
Nick Perna shows how he teaches skaters the loop jump. I think you'll agree that Nick's method is ingenious and clever. Continue reading
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