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Guidelines For Figure Skating Coaches

DOs and DON'Ts For Ice Skating Coaches

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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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