Zhou on the Comeback Trail After Injury, Academic Break
THREE-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION PRACTICING TRIPLE AXEL UNDER TUTELAGE OF ZAKRAJSEK
After missing the last two seasons, Vincent Zhou is back on competitive ice, in a new place, with a new coach. The 2013 U.S. junior champ moved to Colorado Springs in early May to train with Tom Zakrajsek.
Freezer Aerial Figure Skating Challenge
New Jump Event Created with First-ever Back Flip Competition:
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The Manley Woman Skate Cast: Episode #78: Tom Zakrajsek
July 2014 - An interview with Tom Zakrajsek. Tom competed in Men’s Singles and Pairs, then became a judge. But he’s made the biggest impact as a coach.
1. the systematic planning of athletic or physical training. The aim is to reach the best possible performance in the most important competition of the year. It involves progressive cycling of various aspects of a training program during a specific period.
"The periodization plan of an elite figure skater aims to produce the best results at the Winter Olympic Games."
Developing split-second timing on any jump take-off is very important. Try this challenging on-ice exercise as demonstrated by 2016 Team USA Junior World Team Member Vincent Zhou but ask your skater to do a single instead of a double. At the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona Vincent and I watched Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu do many of his jumps like this so we call them Hanyu doubles.