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Figure Skating – Toe Loop Jump
Toe Loop in Combination (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger teaches a class on double toe loop combination jumps at a seminar. The purpose of the class is to develop jump combinations with the single, double, or triple toe loop as the second or … Continue reading
Double Toe Loop Development – Part 3 (Karen Olson)
Coach Karen Olson gives a double toe loop lesson to a skater, with the emphasis on developing good combination jumps. In Part 1, Karen shared two valuable toe loop exercises, and in Part 2 she offered additional insights and exercises. … Continue reading
Double Toe Loop Development – Part 2 (Karen Olson)
Coach Karen Olson gives a double toe loop lesson to a skater, with the emphasis on developing good combination jumps. In Part 1, Karen shared two valuable toe loop exercises. In this video, Karen offers additional insights and exercises. A … Continue reading
Toe Loop (Jeremy Allen)
International coach and jump specialist Jeremy Allen shares many insights and teaching tips for the toe loop jump. He begins by acknowledging that the toe loop is one of the hardest jumps to teach properly today, as there are wide … Continue reading
Double Toe Loop Development – Part 1 (Karen Olson)
Coach Karen Olson gives a double toe loop lesson to a skater, with the emphasis on developing good combination jumps. In the first part of this lesson, Karen shares two valuable toe loop exercises. The first exercise is similar to … 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
Double and Triple Toe Loop Prints and Theory (Nick Perna)
International coach 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 toe loop from a forward inside three turn entrance. Nick … Continue reading
Baby Bear, Mama Bear, Papa Bear (Chris Conte)
International coach Chris Conte shares a system he uses when developing a new double jump. He begins with a Baby Bear which is a walk-through of the double jump. [Editor’s note: Chris demonstrates a Mama Bear at the beginning of … Continue reading
Advanced Coaching Tips – Mental Changes (Kori Ade)
During a triple toe loop lesson, World and Olympic coach Kori Ade offers insights that will help coaches and skaters with some of the mental aspects of landing difficult jumps. The skater in the video is not yet consistent with … Continue reading
Learning to Handle Pressure Situations (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby offers sage advice regarding learning to skate and perform under pressure. In the video, Robert is teaching a class on the double toe loop at a local seminar. One of the skaters was asked … Continue reading
Fixing Simultaneous 2-Foot Take-Off on Toe Loop (Michelle Leigh)
World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh explains how to fix a 2-foot toe loop take-off. First, she draws a tracing for the toe loop on the ice and explains what’s supposed to happen on a correct toe loop. As she … Continue reading
Toe Loop Drills (Ryan Bradley)
2011 US Men’s Champion Ryan Bradley shares a series of drills for developing the toe loop. In the video, Ryan is working with a class that already has double toe, so the emphasis is on technique and quickness for the … Continue reading
Double Toe Loop in Combination (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby talks about single, double, and triple toe as the second or third jump of a combination. Several concepts Robert explains will be surprising to many coaches and skaters, as there are many misunderstandings about … Continue reading
Improving Jump Landing Quickness – Checking Out (Ryan Bradley)
2011 US Men’s Champion Ryan Bradley teaches a class on how to improve the quickness of jump landings. In the US this is usually talked about as “checking out” of jumps. The context of this video is: the class is … Continue reading
Triple Toe Loop Lesson (Chris Conte)
National figure skating coach and choreographer Chris Conte is giving a triple toe loop lesson as a guest coach. This video is a continuation of the same lesson where Chris worked with this skater on the triple salchow. In this … Continue reading
Drills to Cross Feet in Jumps (Nick Perna)
International coach Nick Perna is giving a skater a lesson on the double toe loop, and trying to get the skater to cross her feet in the air. This is a common problem, so seeing the process that Nick uses … 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
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
Building a Double Toe Loop (Nick Perna)
International coach Nick Perna gives a double toe loop lesson at a skating camp. Overall, this video provides a progression of exercises and drills any coach and skater can use to build a double toe loop.  On the… Continue reading
Toe Loop Theory – Getting Jump Height (Michelle Leigh)
World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh continues her explanation of the mechanics of a toe loop.  In the first video of this series, she introduced the idea of the edge and the heel take-off with a straight leg,… Continue reading
Toe Loop Theory – Shoulders Throughout Take-Off (Michelle Leigh)
World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh continues her explanation of the mechanics of a toe loop.  In the first video of this series, she introduced the idea of the edge and the heel take-off with a straight leg,… 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
Off-Ice Jumps – Part 3: Toe Loops (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
Toe Loop Basics (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby explains how he teaches a toe loop jump.  He begins by acknowledging there are lots of ways to set up the jump, but once backward and reaching, the position should be the… Continue reading
Toe Loop Theory – Heel Take-Off (Michelle Leigh)
World and Olympic coach Michelle Leigh explains the mechanics of a toe loop jump as it relates to the non-picking foot.  She draws a picture on the ice to explain the movements and she shows common errors.  … Continue reading
Toe Loop Jump – 3 Rule Breakers Plus Other Tips (Sheila Thelen)
Figure skating coach Sheila Thelen gives a very concise presentation on some of the most important aspects of the toe loop jump.  These ideas and tips apply to single and double toe loops as well as triples… Continue reading
Toe Hops, Blade Work, Toe Loops (Audrey Weisiger)
World and Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger covers a variety of topics related to blade control and usage, with an emphasis on toe hops and some discussion of the toe loop jump.  This video is a continuation of Audrey’s… Continue reading
Box Drill – Concept for Weight Transfer Jumps (Page Lipe)
International coach Page Lipe explains and demonstrates the take-offs for the weight transfer jumps, axel, salchow, and toe loop using drawings on the ice.  These drawings help skaters (and coaches) understand how to create a take-off with flow and… Continue reading
Building Combination Jumps – Part 1 (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh works with a skater on developing triple-triple combinations with triple toe as the second jump.  The lesson starts with 2 huge double axels which are used primarily as a warm-up for this skater but they… 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
Building a Triple Toe Loop (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh works with a skater on the triple toe loop jump.  This video has a number of important concepts and drills that will benefit skaters working on doubles, triples, and quads.  Michelle begins with a… 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
Jump Development Exercises Pt 11 – Prepping for Triples (Chris Conte)
Chris Conte continues with Part 11 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
Triple Toe Loop Lesson – Part 2 (Kori Ade)
Olympic coach Kori Ade works with one of her skaters learning a triple toe loop.  This is the second part of a 2 part lesson on the triple toe.  See Part 1 here.  As mentioned for Part… 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
Figure Skating Jumps – Triple Toe Loop Lesson (Kori Ade)
Olympic coach Kori Ade works with one of her skaters learning a triple toe loop.  This stage of the triple toe is a common plateau, so many will benefit from the ideas shared here. Kori begins by explaining that… Continue reading
Double Toe Loop in Combination (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe offers a wealth of tips and tricks and stories regarding the toe loop in combination.  This is an outstanding video and everyone working on double and triple toe loops as the second or third jump of a… 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
How to Do a (Double) Toe Loop Jump – Part 2 (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner continues his discussion of the toe loop.  To view Part 1 of Charlie’s presentation, please click here.  In this video, Charlie talks about turning the single into a double.  He begins… Continue reading
How to Do a Toe Loop Jump – Part 1 (Charlie Tickner)
Figure skating jump specialist Charlie Tickner explains how he teaches the toe loop.  As he notes right from the beginning, the toe loop is one of the more misunderstood jumps in skating.  It is deceptively difficult for young… 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
“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
Fixing a Double Toe Loop (Sheila Thelen)
Sheila Thelen works with a skater to correct a double toe loop take-off.  This video addresses a relatively common double toe loop take-off problem in which the jump pivots “too far” and jumps around rather than straight through. … 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
Toe Loop Drills – Develop or Improve a Toe Loop Jump (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh shares some drills for toe loop.  The drills in this video address several common errors in toe loop execution. ERROR: Not coming off the heel of the non-picking skate.  Many skaters lift the non-picking… Continue reading
Toe Loop Combination Jumps – Toe Axel Error (Audrey Weisiger)
Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion of toe-loop combination jumps with a short discussion of the “toe axel” error.  Audrey begins by explaining what a “toe axel” is.  Then she describes what a… Continue reading
Toe Loop Myths Clarified – Video Examples (Trevor Laak)
Trevor Laak provides clarification using video examples for a recent video by Audrey Weisiger on toe loop myths.  In this video, Trevor addresses these myths and shows they are not true. Myth 1:  On a toe… Continue reading
Ice Skating – Toe Loop Myths (Audrey Weisiger)
Olympic coach Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion of toe-loop combination jumps with some basic clarifications of proper toe loop technique.  This is a short video but the two main ideas that Audrey shares are incredibly… Continue reading
Figure Skating Combination Jumps – Toe Loop Combos (Audrey Weisiger)
Audrey Weisiger continues her discussion of toe-loop combination jumps with ideas for drills to build consistency and mental toughness.  One of the primary issues with combination jumps is the reduction in flow or speed across the… 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
Tips for Figure Skating Jumps Moment Of Take-Off: Axel – Salchow – Toe Loop – Part 2 (Trevor Laak)
Trevor Laak shares the results of the second part of a survey of iCoachSkating.com subscribers on the details at the moment of take-off for the axel, salchow, and toe loop jumps.  Here are the survey questions covered in… Continue reading
Tips for Figure Skating Jumps Moment Of Take-Off: Axel – Salchow – Toe Loop – Part 1 (Trevor Laak)
Trevor Laak shares the results of the first part of a survey of iCoachSkating.com subscribers on the details at the moment of take-off for the axel, salchow, and toe loop jumps.  Here is a copy of the quiz… Continue reading
Toe Loop Jump Tip From Olympic Coach: Entrance And Combinations (Audrey Weisiger)
Audrey Weisiger shares a number of alternative entrances to double toe loop and discusses toe loop combination jumps. As Audrey mentions and Shannon demonstrates, there are 4 basic or standard toe loop entrances.  Interestingly, most coaches only use two… Continue reading
Triple Toe Jump Technique From Olympic Coach: Ease of Jumping (Audrey Weisiger)
In the context of a triple toe loop lesson, Audrey Weisiger touches upon one of the “secrets” to good jumping.  This is a short video, but the point that Audrey makes is incredibly important.  When done with proper… 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
Combination Jumps Figure Skating: Toe Loop Drill (Michelle Leigh)
In this very short video, Olympic coach Michelle Leigh explains a drill she uses to help skaters develop the control, quickness, and power necessary for double and triple toe loop combination jumps.  The exercise is simply a series… Continue reading
Computer Video Analysis: Double Toe Loop (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
Ice Skating Jumps: Take Off Drills (Tom Hickey)
Tom Hickey describes some basic on-ice take-off drills he uses with his skaters for axel, toe loop, and flip. These exercises are aimed at developing balance, strength and control. 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
Toe Loop Jump Figure Skating: Introduction (Joan Orvis)
Joan Orvis shows how she introduces the toe loop to young skaters. You'll notice that Joan always starts them at the wall with a "toe loop exercise." 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
Toe Loop Jump Ice Skating (Page Lipe)
Page Lipe shows how she develops the toe loop. In this video she starts at the beginning and works her way up to the triple. Continue reading
Learn To Ice Skate For Kids: Basic Jumping – Part 4 (Sheila Thelen)
This is the fourth in a series of videos of Sheila Thelen teaching a young skater in a private lesson. Sheila's skater is a 6 year old boy named Milan. 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
Learn To Figure Skate: Single Toe Loop To Double Toe Loop (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh discusses taking a single toe loop to the double. Continue reading
Learn To Ice Skate Video: Toe Loop Entrance (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh continues her discussion of how to teach a toe loop. Continue reading
Learn To Ice Skate Video: Toe Loop (Michelle Leigh)
Olympic coach Michelle Leigh discusses how she introduces the toe loop to a skater for the first time. Continue reading
Triple Toe Loop Drills With Ankle Contact (Audrey Weisiger)
In this video Audrey Weisiger works through a series of exercises to help a skater working on triple jumps to feel the proper air position. Continue reading
Figure Skating Tip – Fixing The Toe Axel (Audrey Weisiger)
Audrey Weisiger discusses the double toe loop issue known as the toe axel. She describes and shows it in detail and then provides 2 important drills that can help a skater eliminate the problem. Continue reading
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