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Guidelines For Figure Skating Coaches

DOs and DON'Ts For Ice Skating Coaches


Don't text or send emails while you are coaching skating.

Don't text or send emails while you are coaching skating.

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Figure skaters pay so much for private figure skating lessons. For that reason, they deserve undivided attention during skating lessons. This is a list of DOs and DON'Ts for figure skating coaches.
  • Don't eat on the ice while coaching.
  • Don't talk on the phone during skating lessons.
  • Don't text or send emails while you are coaching.
  • Do give your student(s) undivided attention.
  • Don't chew gum.
  • Don't swear.
  • Keep your hands out of your pockets if possible. Hands inside of pockets give observers and students the idea that you are not interested in their skating.
  • Do start lessons on time.
  • Don't sit on the rail during lessons.
  • Don't shout at your students or ridicule skaters in public.
  • Dress professionally.
  • Don’t talk to other parents during lessons.
  • Don’t talk to other students during lessons.
  • Don’t study another skater’s program when teaching your own student. Give your undivided attention to your own student.
  • If you need to cancel a lesson for some reason, contact your student as soon as possible.
  • Don't solicit private skating students that are already working with another coach.

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