Remote Off-Ice Video Jump Lesson – Part 5 (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 on. In Part 1, Nick had the skater warming up with a jump rope. In Part 2, he did some “special” walking warm up exercises. In Part 3, he explained the sprung-floor jumping platform his skater was using and began half turns. In Part 4 he did full turns and one foot landings.

In this video, Nick teaches a new drill where the skater assumes the air position with the ankles crossed, and works on hopping up and down with no rotation while keeping the ankles as tight as possible. The next exercise in the progression simply adds a small amount or rotation for these hops, so the skater slowly turns in the circle while hopping in the desired position.

After that, Nick has the skater do essentially the same drill except with half-rotations. This is much more challenging and common errors include separating the feet and sticking the axis hip out on landing. The final exercise in this progression is the same drill again, but with full rotations.

See all videos in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10


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