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Robert Tebby

Robert Tebby photoRobert Tebby is a 5-time Olympic Team Coach with over 35 years of coaching experience with skaters of every skill level, from beginners through the World and Olympic level.  He is a Level 4 certified coach in Canada and has coached at 18 World Championships.

Robert is or has been a national team coach or consultant for skaters from Canada, USA, Germany, Great Britain, Finland, Republic of Korea, The Netherlands, Turkey, Australia, and Hong Kong.  The list of elite skaters he has worked with is literally a who’s who of top skaters in the sport.

As a coach and consultant, Robert enjoys developing and implementing training and competition plans tailored to enable skaters to realize their full potential.  He also takes pride in providing athletes with a positive training environment.  Robert is perhaps best known as a jump specialist all way through the quads.  He coaches primarily at the Mariposa Skating School in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.

 

Most recent videos at the top…

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
Short Story About Overcoming Adversity (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby tells a short story about Steven Cousins, a British figure skater in the 1990’s who trained at Mariposa in Barrie, ON (Canada). Steven was an 8-time British national champion, and a 3-time Olympian, earning … Continue reading
Off-Ice Axel and Double Axel (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby explains how to correctly perform off-ice axels and off-ice double axels. This video was provided by Robert during the coronavirus pandemic, and it offers lots of examples and insights about this important skill. The … 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
Single Flip Jump Tips, Stop Scratching (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby gives a young skater a lesson on the single flip jump. For most of the lesson, Robert is focused on helping the skater avoid the toe pick scratching she is doing as she picks … 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
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
Triple Salchow: Tips and Fixes (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby talks about the triple salchow and offers helpful tips that apply to all skaters, as well as individual feedback for each of the skaters in the class he’s teaching. This video is a continuation … Continue reading
Salchow Concepts (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby shares some ideas regarding position and timing for the salchow jump. He begins on two feet with the axis arm up and to the side and the non-axis arm in front. The movement begins … Continue reading
Axel Tip: Footwork Drill (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby offers a skating or footwork drill intended to help improve the setup for axel. When you watch the video, you’ll notice that the exercise is not a rigid set of turns and steps, but … 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
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
Building a Butterfly – Part 2 (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby continues his presentation on how he teaches a butterfly flying spin entrance. In Part 1, Robert shared a detailed, step-by-step process to learn the butterfly. Here in Part 2, Robert addresses two of the … Continue reading
Building a Butterfly – Part 1 (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby shows how he teaches a butterfly flying spin entrance to a group of skaters. This is an excellent presentation that offers a large number of tips that allow a skater to learn this difficult … Continue reading
Twizzle Warm-up for Jumping (Robert Tebby)
In this short figure skating video, World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby shares an excellent warm-up drill for jumping. The drill is a series of 4 twizzles, performed in a “box” pattern. Each twizzle rotates in the skaters jump rotation … 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
Flip Jump Insights – Part 3 (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby continues his discussion of the flip jump. This video is a continuation of the class Robert is teaching in this video (Part 1) and this video (Part 2). Here he shares a drill at … Continue reading
Flip Jump Drill – Part 2 (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby continues his discussion of the flip jump. This video is a continuation of the class Robert is teaching in this video. Here he covers the same information in more detail and he also clarifies … Continue reading
Flip Jump Drill and Insights (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby teaches a flip jump drill and offers important insights about the flip jump.  He references his earlier discussion of the toe loop here.  The first critical aspect of the drill is… 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
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
Using “Big Muscles” to Pull In on Jumps (Robert Tebby)
In this short video, World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby offers a valuable drill for developing the feeling of using “big muscles” to pull in on jumps (and spins).  One of the most common jump errors is when skaters… Continue reading
3 Parts of Jumping (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby shares some simple but important concepts to help skaters and coaches address jump issues.  He begins by explaining there are “3 big parts” which are pattern, position, and timing. Pattern is related… 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
Axel Head Control – Part 3 (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby continues his presentation to a class on waltz jump and axel.  In the first part he focused primarily on the setup and the landing.  In second part, he shared a walk-through… Continue reading
Axel Walk-Through Exercise – Part 2 (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby continues his presentation to a class on waltz jump and axel.  In the first part he focused primarily on the setup and the landing.  In second part, he shared a walk-through… Continue reading
Axel Walk-Through Exercise (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby continues his presentation to a class on waltz jump and axel.  In the first part he focused primarily on the setup and the landing.  In this part, he begins the axel… Continue reading
The Waltz Jump (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby teaches a class some important details about the waltz jump, particularly as it relates to axel and double axel.  Robert starts with a discussion of the setup and he encourages getting… Continue reading
Flying Sit Spin: The Tuck – Part 2 (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby continues teaching a class the flying sit spin.  In Part 1 he focused entirely on “the fly” or the jump.  In this part he talks mostly about the tuck and the rest… Continue reading
Flying Sit Spin: The Fly – Part 1 (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby teaches a class the first part of a flying sit spin.  He begins by explaining that the element happens just the like the name implies.  He says, “You have to fly first,… Continue reading
Death Drop (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby teaches a class the death drop flying spin entrance.  As Robert notes, a good death drop briefly gives the illusion that the skater is in danger of falling on her/his head.  In… Continue reading
Warming Up On-Ice For Jumping (Robert Tebby)
World and Olympic coach Robert Tebby teaches important on-ice warm-up exercises for preparing to jump.  These exercises focus on core jumping principles such as head position and movements, proper alignment and timing for the air position, and head position… Continue reading
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