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Athlete Centered Assessments 2021

Athlete Centered Assessments 2021

We just released our updated Athlete Centered Skating Assessments to our juvenile and above athletes.  Below is a comprehensive breakdown of the assessments. The Process Following is the Athlete Centered Skating Assessment process: Step 1: We pass out the Athlete...

2020 Reflection

2020 Reflection

Hello followers, We are here at the end of what has been an extremely challenging 2020 - a pandemic which brought closures, cancelled events, wearing masks to train, and a whole list of other obstacles... we even had snow and freezing weather on Halloween!  However,...

Athlete Centered Skating: Update December 2020

Athlete Centered Skating: Update December 2020

Hello all, A quick update here on some exciting news. First, coach Garrett has been nominated for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee's Coach of the Year Award!  This means he is up against coaches in other sports and is the only figure skating coach to...

Athlete Centered Update: June 2020

Athlete Centered Update: June 2020

Quick Update: As you may have seen in our recent social media post, I won the Pieter Kollen Sport Science in Coaching Award, which is one of four awards the PSA and USFS jointly recognize each year.  This is such an honor, to say the least. In addition, I have been...

Athlete Centered Update: May 2020

Athlete Centered Update: May 2020

Hello all, First and foremost, we are thinking of you all as we work from home.  I have not been off the ice this long since I was less than four years old!  Hard to believe! We look forward to getting back into the rink and training again and remind you that this...

Coach – Athlete Feedback Webinar

Coach – Athlete Feedback Webinar

Hello all, Please click the link below if you would like to listen to the webinar Athlete Centered Skating hosted on April 13th for the PSA. https://psatv.uscreen.io/programs/safe-at-home-webinar-series?cid=786728  

An Athlete Centered Update: January 2020

An Athlete Centered Update: January 2020

A lot has been happening with Athlete Centered Skating in recent months.  We haven’t blogged in quite some time and thought now would be a great time to share an update with everyone. First, the Athlete Centered Skating community had a very successful competitive...

Feedback part 03: Another Common Scene

Feedback part 03: Another Common Scene

It is time to edge our way back into the blogging as the summer is coming to an end.  Previously, we started a long blog series on feedback that will continue in the coming weeks.  Please check out the first and second blogs from the series to review.  To help refresh...

Discussion- The Common Scene: Feedback part 02

Discussion- The Common Scene: Feedback part 02

In the previous blog we presented a story about a boy at practice.  We asked readers to analyze the feedback exchanges between the boy and his coach and mom to determine if there are any issues.  Believe it or not, every single feedback exchange had potential issues. ...

The Common Scene – Feedback 01

The Common Scene – Feedback 01

Read the fictional story below.  There are feedback exchanges between coach and skater and parent and skater.  How many instances can you count when there are issues with the feedback exchange?  What issues did you notice?  Which exchanges were effective? The Common...

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