coaching, figure skating

Feedback: The Highs, the Lows and the In-Betweens

It's not an understatement to say that the ability to give positive, timely and helpful feedback in the right manner at the right time can be a game changer for young athletes and differentiates the good coaches from the best coaches.

coaching, figure skating

Skating Clubs: What Makes a Good Executive?

A skating club executive sets the tone for the rest of its membership; how the people on the executive treat each other, the skaters, the coaches and the parents who participate in their club determines the climate and culture for the entire organization.


A Book Review of “InSideOut Coaching, How Sports Can Transform Lives” by Joe Ehrmann

Anyone who has ever grown up inside the belly of organized sport can attest to the many valuable lessons taught daily to those who participate. Sports, both competitive and recreational, can impact young bodies and minds in ways that are immeasurable.

Neuroatypical Kids

Walking a Tightrope Between Parent of a Child with ADHD and Dance Mom

And I feel that these particular teachers need to be aware that some of their dancers are not good with always being told negative things with no positive to balance them, or being singled out publicly when they are corrected. This is hard to handle for a neurotypical athlete, let alone an athlete with my daughters issues.


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


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

Price:  Kindle Price CDN $15.99 Cheapest Place to Buy: 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