coaching, figure skating, product review, Uncategorized

SkateCanada Canskate: Has It Lived Up to the Hype?

As a coach with 30 years experience working in the Canadian figure skating system, and a skater of 47 years who also amateur coached, (I can't be that old, can I?) I've seen and coached in nearly every variation of learn-to-skate program offered by SkateCanada. From the N.S.T. program, to Parent-and-Tot, to Learn-to-Skate, and EVERYTHING… Continue reading SkateCanada Canskate: Has It Lived Up to the Hype?

Book Review, coaching, figure skating

A Book Review of “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

Product: “Smartcuts:  How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success” by Shane Snow Price:  Kindle Price $17.99 Cheapest Place to Buy:  Amazon.ca Note: I do NOT currently receive any perks or money from my reviews. My goal is to give my HONEST opinion about books and resources that can help anyone be a better coach, administrator,… Continue reading A Book Review of “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

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A Product Review for the Fitbit Alta HR Monitor

Product:  Fitbit Alta HR Monitor Price:  $129.29 CDN Cheapest Place to Buy:  Amazon.ca My Rating:  10/10 Overview:  I’ve seen the Fitbit monitors around for a couple of years, and finally decided it was time to find out what all the fuss was about.  I’m so glad I did.  I love my Fit bit with all… Continue reading A Product Review for the Fitbit Alta HR Monitor

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A Product Review of the “Mindful Powers” App

Product:  Mindful Powers App for iOS Devices Price:  Free with In App Purchases of $4.99 Cheapest Place to Buy:  Apple App Store My Rating: 20/10 Overview:  If I could be in LOVE with an App, I would be in love with THIS APP.  For years as a competitive skating coach, I have had to consistently… Continue reading A Product Review of the “Mindful Powers” App

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A Book Review of “The Talent Code”, by Daniel Coyle

Price:  Kindle Price CDN $15.99 Cheapest Place to Buy:  Amazon.ca My Rating:  10/10 Overview:  As skating coaches, we spend all our time looking for talent, assessing talent, and learning how to cultivate talent.  Intuitively, we all know that talent takes time to grow, and the way to develop talent over time is through mindful practice… Continue reading A Book Review of “The Talent Code”, by Daniel Coyle