Radius Edge Power Skating LLC.
Power Skating Private Lessons New Hampshire 2020
How it works
This information is gathered during our preliminary discussions, recorded to a PDF file and e-mailed to you prior to starting your 1st session. Parents and students use this as a tool to help keep everyone focused, know what to expect on the ice, and general reinforcement of good habits.
The focus of your training is established by creation of objectives. You develop your own course, then we'll go study it in detail.
Objectives are for everyone, they include a high level look of the on ice program. Objectives typically get modified so when one set of objectives are reached another is added. This is why post session follow up is so important, these define the next logical step in your development. Each new movement must compliment the next so a continual cycle of learning is required, practicing specific skills and repetition
This information is conveyed immediately as we meet. Physical limitations, asthma, injuries, allergies, these concerns must be addressed during this time. We should be on the same page knowing what is expected on the ice, what we are looking to develop. It helps keep everyone focused, and lasts only a moment or two and then we move on.
We introduce the Top-Down stretching routine before we move into our daily reinforcement drills. The stretching lasts about 5 minutes, and provides skaters with yet another tool to use and learn. We explore various aspects of stretching, finding physicals limits, and setting personal goals to achieve within the activity over a period of time.
Pre-skate reinforcement drills:
These are the drills you do to reinforce and compliment the on ice technique focus of the day. As your study course logically changes so do these drills. I explain what they do for you, exhibit the drill properly, and ask you to do repetitions of the drill. I find that for development of good on ice form it is essential to work on that form off the ice as well. Good off ice habits go a long way in overall development of the skater, so it is important to do these reinforcement drills on your own time.
On Ice session:
First you'll display your skating for assessment. I'll observe your start, stride, stops, turns, mechanics and body movements. We address the issues and get right to work.
You'll be introduced to strengthening and reinforcement exercises that focus on one area. You'll be challenged by a wide variety of drills and skills of increasing difficulty and complexity which provide you the opportunity to master your area of concern.
Each students needs are different. By setting objectives, focusing on the issues, using reinforcement drills both on and off the ice, together we can eliminate these problems. Excessive movements, incomplete leg drive or return, slow feet, sticks off the ice, trouble on crossovers, hunchback or tipping, transitions, stops...most of these issues we can clean up fairly quickly.
Post session follow up:
After each session we meet to discuss what we did on the ice, what developments we saw, what we will to continue to work on next time. You will be asked about your own skating, what you liked or didn't like about the days session. This is an important part of your development where all parties have a voice to determine the next sessions subject of focus. This allows all parties to hear my input, where I feel we are in development, what suggestions I may have etc.
After each sessions discussions I'll suggest a development exercise to practice daily until we meet again. I feel development off the ice done on your own leads to self discipline and lends to discovery of the skill set itself, especially when you can do it at your own pace at home.
Next time we meet I'll ask if you've been working on your exercise. The development efforts show up immediately and your own hard work shows magnified results when we apply that skill set during your program.
In order to be successful we all need to be on the same page. Using the structure above and the methodology of focused study topics, we create a program built around your issues with no surprises. The only surprises are the unique drills and building block methods used to undergo a transition in your skating style. I think everyone will be surprised by how quickly your skating improves.
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