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Laurent Depouilly

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Laurent Depouilly is a World and Olympic coach who currently coaches in Fairfax, VA where he teaches all levels and specializes in jump technique and competitive skater development. Laurent was the head coach of World Champion Brian Joubert when he won Worlds in 2007. He also coached Joubert at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Laurent has also coached other national champions and international and world competitors.

In his skating days, Laurent was the Men’s National Champion in France in 1986 and he also competed in the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo. Today, besides his coaching duties, he is also an ISU Technical Specialist.

 

 

Most recent videos at the top…

Developmental Spins and Using a Trampoline for Jumps (Laurent Depouilly)
World and Olympic coach Laurent Depouilly offers some helpful coaching ideas related to beginner spins and using a trampoline for jump training. At the beginning of the video, Laurent has the skater do a sit spin and then a camel … Continue reading
Developmental Jump Drill for Timing and Power (Laurent Depouilly)
World and Olympic coach Laurent Depouilly shares one of his drills for developing jumping power and rhythm. The concept of the drill is simple, but skaters tend to struggle with the necessary power generation and edge quality prior to the … 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
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
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