NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Level 3 certified
25+ years skating instruction experience
As a full time professional skating instructor for over 25 years I have been fortunate to be able to work with elite athletes both in hockey and figure skating throughout my career. My unique role at the Internationally renowned Mariposa School of Skating is that of a specialty coach dealing only with edges, power, and skating technique for skaters of all levels and ages. My figure skating coaching resume includes an extensive list of National, International, and Olympic level competitors that I continue to work with today.
As a long time hockey player I have taken that skating experience and knowledge and then carefully applied it to hockey players to help produce players that are not only faster but more balanced and agile. To date I have worked with and continue to work with players in minor hockey, junior hockey, NCAA, and many professional hockey leagues including the NHL.
I am a believer in the concept of developing "individual skill", and from that belief helping players get out of their comfort zones to build a better skating foundation. Once that foundation starts to build the player can begin to improve and expand their skating skill set to include weapons for a wide variety of situations on the ice.
"Players that work with me will develop an understanding of not just what to do, but how and why to do it. By providing evidence based information, training, and repetition my goal is to produce players that continually improve their skating skills and consistently stand out from the crowd."