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Richard Laidlaw

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • APSA (Australian Professional Skaters Association)
  • SAISA (South Australian Ice Skating Association)
  • SBFSC (Silver Blades Figure Skating Club)

COACH ACCREDITATION:

  • Level 3 Australian Professional Skaters Association (APSA) Accreditation: singles
  • Level 2 Australian Professional Skaters Association (APSA) Accreditation Pairs, Ice Dance, Synchro
  • Accredited Over Head & Pole Harness

TEST LEVEL PASSED:

  • 5 Figures / 6 Free (NISA, now ISA) 

YEARS OF COACHING:

  • 1984 - 87
  • 2003 till present - working with all levels and ages

COACHING EDUCATION: 

  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Fitness Testing
  • Sports Medicine
  • Competition Accounting
  • Bio Mechanics of Skating
  • Mental Preparation
  • Off Ice Training
  • Working with Intellectually Disabled
  • Mentor Coach

COACHING CLEARANCES:

  • Working with children clearance. 
  • Mandatory Notifier

PERSONAL SKATING ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Represented SA Nationally 81 - 83
  • 1982 SA Primary Mens Champion
  • 1983 SA Novice Mens Champion
  • 1982 Club Championships - Primary Men 1st
  • 1983 Club Championships - Novice Men 1st
  • 1983 Galaxy Trophy - 1st Novice Men
  • Principal Skater in Ice Shows - International / Australia (15 Years)

INSURANCE:

  • Australian Professional Skaters Association (APSA)

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Aussie Skate (TM)
  • Ice Arena skate school programs 
  • Acrobatics Coach
  • Adelaide Syncro Team: 1984 – 87
  • Current students hold State & National Championship titles
  • Coaching beginners through to international competitors

COACHING RELATED ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Coach at 2015 & 2016 ISU World Junior Championships & ISU Jun Grand Prix Croatia and Colorado
  • Coach of 2014 & 2015 Australian Champions
  • Producer / Choreographer of International Ice shows since 1985

POSITIONS HELD:

  • South Australian Ice Sports Federation - Treasurer (Since 2006)
  • Consultant: Silver Blades Figure Skating Club

AVAILABILITY:

  • Monday - Friday Private skating sessions
  • Competitive Coach coaching all levels Preliminary - Senior  (Ice Skating Australia (ISA) curriculum))

 RATES:

  • Available on request
  • Private lessons only

COACHING PHLOSOPHY:

Skating should always be fun!!!! Not everyone will be a champion, it's important to have a dream, follow the dream and achieve it! DREAM BIG! Let's make it HAPPEN together

Along the way, students develop life skills that will benefit them far beyond the sport.

COACH EMAIL: richard@actorsink.com.au

CONTACT PHONE: 0417 898 028

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Information updated by coach 5 Jan 2016
Edit/update 5 Jun 206