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Richard Laidlaw

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Memberships:

  • Silver Blades Ice Skating Club
  • SA Ice Skating Association
  • APSA - Australian Professional Skaters Association

Personal Skating Achievements:

  • Represented SA Nationally 81 - 83
  • 1981 SA Pre Prelim 2nd Mens
  • 1982 SA Primary Mens Champion
  • 1983 SA Novice Mens Champion
  • 1982 Club Championships - Primary Men 1st
  • 1983 Club Championships - Novice Men 1st
  • 1982 Encouragement Cup - 2nd Primary Men
  • 1983 Galaxy Trophy - 1st Novice Men

Test Level Passed:

  • 5 Figures / 6 Free (ISA's previous Gold/Silver/Bronze Test series) 

Years of coaching:

  • 1984 - 87
  • Returned in 2003 working with all levels and ages

Coaching Education: 

  • Level 2 Skating Coach Accreditation
  • Accredited Harness Operator
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Fitness Testing
  • Sports Medicine
  • Competition Accounting
  • Bio Mechanics of Skating
  • Mental Preparation
  • Off Ice Training
  • Working with Intellectually Disabled

Coaching Clearances:

  • Working with children clearance. 
  • Mandatory Notifier

Coach Accreditation:

  • Accredited Level 2 Skating Coach

Insurance:

  • YES - APSA

Coaching Experience: 

  • Aussie Skate
  • ISIA (Ice Skating Institute of Australia): Alpha - Test 7 
  • Acrobatics Coach
  • Adelaide Syncro Team: 1984 - 87

Positions Held:

  • Ice Sports Federation - Executive Board Member (4 Years)

 

Skating Related Achievements: 

  • Principal Skater in Ice Shows - International / Australia (15 Years)
  • Producer / Choreographer of International Ice shows since 1985

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 Philosophy:

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 do it together.

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

 

 

Contact Richard by email: richard@actorsink.com.au

Contact Richard by phone: 0417 898 028

 

 

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