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Richard Laidlaw

 

Richard Laidlaw

Figure Skating Coach

email: richard@actorsink.com.au

0417 898 028

Memberships:

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

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

Test Level Passed:

  • 5 Figures / 6 Free (NISA) 

Years of coaching:

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

Coaching Education: 

  • Level 3 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
  • Mentor Coach

Coaching Clearances:

  • Working with children clearance. 
  • Mandatory Notifier

Coach Accreditation:

  • Accredited Level 2 Singles Coach
  • Accredited Level 2 Pairs Coach
  • Accredited Level 2 Synchro Coach
  • Accredited Over Head & Pole Harness
  • Mentor Coach
  • Working With Children Check
  • Mandatory Notifier
  • Working with Special Needs

Insurance:

  • YES - APSA

Coaching Experience: 

  • Aussie Skate
  • ISIA (Ice Skating Institute of America): Alpha - Test 7 
  • Acrobatics Coach
  • Adelaide Syncro Team: 1984 – 87
  • Current students hold State & National Championship titles
  • Coaching beginners through to international competitors

Positions Held:

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

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 make it HAPPEN together

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

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Information updated by coach 5 Jan 2016