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Figure Skating – Lutz Jump
Lutz Drills and Insights (Nick Perna)
International coach and jump specialist Nick Perna shares his updated process for developing the lutz jump. Nick briefly references his earlier iCoachSkating lutz videos which can be seen here: Introduction and Basics, Correcting the Edge, and Setups. These videos focus … Continue reading
Lutz Tip (Jeremy Allen)
International coach and jump specialist Jeremy Allen discusses the lutz jump, and how to get a consistent outside edge take-off. He begins by acknowledging that it “really depends on the skater.” But then Jeremy notes that most of the top … Continue reading
Champion Cords for Improved Arm Awareness (Sheila Thelen)
Figure skating specialist coach and Champion Cords inventor Sheila Thelen explains and demonstrates how to use the cords to improve arm awareness, resulting in better lines and overall upper body carriage. She begins by showing how to create a second … Continue reading
Lutz Development – Part 2: Fixing Unwanted Edge Change (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte continues his lesson on lutz technique and lutz development drills. In Part 1, he discussed details of the picking and foot timing and shared a useful exercise at the wall to teach the outside edge (“game … Continue reading
Double and Triple Lutz 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 lutz print. Other videos in this series: … Continue reading
Lutz Development – Part 1 (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte discusses and demonstrates lutz technique and lutz development drills to create proper timing and edge usage. Chris encourages skaters to keep the arms narrow on lutz, or as he says, “think soldiery thoughts.” He does a … Continue reading
Off-Ice Lutz Exercises – Part 2 (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby finishes his discussion and demonstration of off-ice lutz training exercises. In Part 1 he noted the importance of mastering the “left” outside edge (lutz and axel take-offs) and shared 2 foundational off-ice jump exercises.… Continue reading
Off-Ice Lutz Exercises – Part 1 (Robert Tebby)
In this 2-part series, World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby shares some excellent off-ice lutz exercises. He begins by noting that the two most valuable jumps take off from the left outside edge (for CCW jumpers), the axel (forward, edge) … 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
Fixing Upper Body Drop on Jump Landings (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger gives a lesson where she focuses primarily on fixing one bad jump habit. The bad habit for this skater is dropping the body or wiggling with the upper body on landing. This is a … Continue reading
Single Lutz Lesson and Tips (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby gives a young skater a lesson on the single lutz jump. This is a continuation of the lesson where Robert worked with this same skater on the single flip jump. Go back and watch … Continue reading
Jumping With Arms Up Over Head (Jeremy Allen)
International coach Jeremy Allen discusses the benefits of jumping with one arm up and both arms up, and he also provides details on how to do it effectively. Jeremy states that jumping with one or both arms over the head … Continue reading
Importance of Walleys (Audrey Weisiger)
In this video from a few years ago, World and Olympic figure skating coach Audrey Weisiger talks about walleys during an on-ice lutz class at one of her acclaimed Grassroots to Champions seminars. (The earlier parts of this class are … Continue reading
The Lutz Class – Part 2 (Audrey Weisiger)
In this video from a few years ago, World and Olympic figure skating coach Audrey Weisiger continues with an on-ice lutz class at one of her acclaimed Grassroots to Champions seminars. In part 1 of the lutz class, Audrey shared … Continue reading
The Lutz Class – Part 1 (Audrey Weisiger)
In this video from a few years ago, World and Olympic figure skating coach Audrey Weisiger teaches an on-ice class at one of her acclaimed Grassroots to Champions seminars. The topic in the class is the lutz jump, and as … 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
Traditional Lutz Drills (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby explains how he teaches a lutz jump. This presentation is very similar to Robert’s previous presentation on the lutz, but those who use this technique will find even more helpful information in this video. … Continue reading
Fixing a Flutz – Exercises and Process Pt 2 (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak continues his lesson with a skater to fix a change of edge problem on the lutz (or double lutz). In the first part of the lesson, Trevor focused on timing and pick placement, using a series … Continue reading
Fixing a Flutz – Exercises and Process Pt 1 (Trevor Laak)
Jump specialist Trevor Laak works with a skater to fix a change of edge problem on the lutz (or double lutz). In the lesson, Trevor uses back power pulls and specific timing to try to help the skater get the … Continue reading
Split Flip and Split Lutz (Kori Ade)
World and Olympic coach Kori Ade uses the split jump as a teaching tool for developing flow and rotation and proper jump/pick timing on flip and lutz jumps. She uses the split flip and split lutz all the time with … Continue reading
The Lutz (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby shares his approach to teaching the lutz jump. This is a relatively traditional approach to the lutz, and those that teach this jump from a shallow outside edge setup will find much to use … 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
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
Lutz Exercises, Part 3 – Advanced Drill for Edge (Laurent Depouilly)
World and Olympic coach Laurent Depouilly continues his presentation on exercises for proper lutz development.  In Part 1 he discussed the idea of using a back outside pivot to train the alignment and edge pressure.  In Part 2,… Continue reading
Lutz Exercises, Part 2 – Pigeon Toe Concept (Laurent Depouilly and Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Laurent Depouilly continues his presentation on exercises for proper lutz development.  In Part 1 he discussed the idea of using a back outside pivot to train the alignment and edge pressure.  In this video,… Continue reading
Lutz Exercises, Part 1 – Basics (Laurent Depouilly)
World and Olympic coach Laurent Depouilly shares some exercises for proper lutz development.  The first exercise is a back outside pivot drill.  (NOTE: Laurent’s primary language is French so his pronunciation of the word pivot sounds more like… Continue reading
The Lutz Jump – Critical Insights (Chris Conte)
This video by Chris Conte is actually a continuation of his multi-part series on air turns or the Russian Twist where he references this discussion about reach position.  However, the bulk of this discussion is focused… 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
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
Double Lutz Lesson, Part 2 – Picking In (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe continues with a double lutz lesson and shares more valuable tips regarding the lutz.  In the first part of this lesson, Page focused on the arms.  In this video, the primary focus is… Continue reading
Double Lutz Lesson, Part 1 – Arms (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe gives a double lutz lesson and shares some valuable tips regarding the lutz.  This part of the lesson focuses on the arms, and this information is applicable to other jumps as well.  Skaters… 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
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
Using the Split Jump for Standard Toe Jump Development (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion of the split jump (see Part 1 and Part 2).  In this video she focuses on the split toe loop, the split flip, and the split lutz.  Audrey spends… Continue reading
Pivots – Part 2 (Nick Perna)
Figure skating coach Nick Perna continues his explanation of pivots. You can see Part 1 of his presentation here.  In this video, Nick begins by noting there are 8 different pivots in total.  These are forward inside, back… Continue reading
How to Do a Lutz Jump – Part 2 (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner continues his discussion of the lutz jump.  In Part 1, he talked about fundamentals of edge control and alignment and how he begins building the jump without rotation.  In this video, he… Continue reading
Jump Development Exercises Pt 10 – Lutz, Double Lutz (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 10 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
Single Lutz Lesson (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh works with a young male skater in a 3-part series on jumps.  In this video, the focus is on the lutz.  To begin the lesson, Michelle asks for an air position drill from a… Continue reading
How to Do a Lutz Jump – Part 1 (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner explains and demonstrates how he introduces the lutz jump.  As he notes, the lutz is a challenging element that is getting lots of scrutiny today as edge changes are simply not overlooked in… 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
Figure Skating Jumps – Lutz Jump for Young Skaters (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 the second video, Michelle had the skaters do waltz… 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
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 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
Jump Principles – Speed and Pre-Rotation (Frank Carroll)
Olympic Coach Frank Carroll talks about the realities of jumps in figure skating, and how this knowledge pertains to coaching methods of double and triple jumps. Frank starts by discussing the difference between speed over, or on the ice and … Continue reading
Edge Class – Part 7 Power Pulls With Hockey Puck (Chris Conte)
Choreographer Chris Conte continues with his class on edges and power generation. As noted in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6 this class was in Korea on one of Chris’s visits and you’ll … 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
Lutz In Ice Skating: Correcting A Flutz – Part 4 (Nick Perna)
Nick Perna finishes his lutz lesson with Emily.  In Part 1 of the lutz lesson, Nick did some preliminary analysis of Emily’s other jumps and her backspin and then started to address the flutz with backward power pulls. … Continue reading
Lutz In Ice Skating: Correcting A Flutz – Part 3 (Nick Perna)
Nick Perna continues with Part 3 of his lutz lesson with Emily.  In Part 1 of the lutz lesson, Nick did some preliminary analysis of Emily’s other jumps and her backspin and then started to address the flutz with… Continue reading
Lutz In Ice Skating: Correcting A Flutz – Part 2 (Nick Perna)
Nick Perna continues his lutz lesson with Emily to fix her take-off edge.  This video is the second of a multipart series covering the entire half hour lesson.  In the first part of the lutz lesson, Nick did… Continue reading
Lutz In Ice Skating: Correcting A Flutz – Part 1 (Nick Perna)
Nick Perna fixes an incorrect lutz take-off edge or flutz.  This video is the first of a multipart series covering the entire half hour lesson.  We get to sit in on a practical lutz lesson as Nick works… 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
How Figure Skating Jumps Work: Development Of Double Lutz (Trevor Laak)
Play the top video first to see the jump being analyzed. Continue reading
Off Ice Jump Training: Walkthroughs (Tom Hickey)
Tom describes and Taylor demonstrates off-ice drills and walkthroughs for lutz/flip, toe loop, and salchow. Tom is a strong advocate for off-ice jump drills and these drills have helped make his skaters successful. Notice how precisely the walkthroughs should be executed. Continue reading
Lutz Jump Tips – Take Off (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe discusses the correct lutz take-off and how to correct flutz problems. Continue reading
Ice Skating Jumps: Lutz Jump (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh explains how she develops single lutz. 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
How To Figure Skate: The Lutz Jump (Michelle Leigh)
Michelle Leigh shares some of the exercises she uses to teach lutz. Continue reading
Figure Skating Jump Technique For Arms (Michelle Leigh)
Michelle Leigh discusses some very helpful information regarding arm motions and positions throughout jumps, and particularly loop, flip and lutz. Continue reading
Figure Skating Lutz Jump: Developing the Outside Edge (Audrey Weisiger)
Audrey Weisiger discusses some extremely beneficial exercises for lutz. One of the biggest challenges in coaching is to get our young skaters to stay on an outside edge on the lutz take-off. Continue reading
How To Figure Skate: Learn a Lutz Jump (Nick Perna)
Nick Perna shows how he introduces a skater to the lutz jump. This is a follow-up video to Nick's presentation of the loop jump and the flip jump. Continue reading
Figure Skating Jumps – Lutz Jump Setups (Nick Perna)
Nick Perna continues his discussion of the lutz jump. In this video he discusses entry options and what to look for when using one of the various setups Continue reading
Figure Skating Jumps – The Lutz: Fixing a Flutz (Nick Perna)
Nick Perna continues his development of the lutz jump and talks at length about how to correct a flutz problem. You've got to see this video to understand Nick's views on the "reach back" that gets so much attention. Continue reading
Figure Skating Jumps – Introduction to the Lutz (Nick Perna)
Nick Perna explains how he teaches a lutz jump to avoid the dreaded flutz problem. As you'll see in the video, Nick is very passionate about the lutz coming off a back outside edge. Continue reading
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