In response to COVID-19, Coach Tom Z is available for online consultations via FaceTime, Zoom or Skype. 30 minute appointments can be booked online.

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Consultations are available by phone or video chat: Phone: 719-491-9050

For FaceTime, Zoom or Skype Coach Tom Z requests that you initiate your online appointment.

Skype Handle: tomzak11

Sunday consultations by appointment only. Please contact Coach Tom Z to schedule.

COACHING TIPS

Tom Z's Coaching Tips are a resource center providing tools to help skaters and anyone else interested in maximizing their training and athlete development process. Useful information is provided in such areas as:
• Periodization
• Goal Setting
• Specific jump exercises
• Agility   • Speed
• Coordination and timing drills

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BOOK A SESSION

Steadfast in his beliefs to use sports science to educate and train his skaters, Tom Zakrajsek is a passionate and committed award winning figure skating coach who knows how to achieve Olympic results. If you would like to speak one-on-one with Tom, he has limited openings each month to schedule a private call with interested coaches, parents and skaters*. These confidential calls provide in-depth access to tackle your most challenging issues.

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JOIN CLUB Z

Club Z gives you immediate access to a deeper level of knowledge to find the champion within. Fast forward your training with access to tips for improving technique with your jumps, spins, and transitions. Learn strategies to compete under pressure while gaining more focus and confidence. Tom Zakrajsek's Club Z is packed with resources for gaining excellence in your performance. Become a member of the club.

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2017 Golden Skate interview with Tom Zakrajsek

Ted Flett interviews Coach Tom Zakrajsek in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 2017


Coach Tom Z Interview with Michael Buckley!


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.

LISTEN AT MANLEYWOMAN.COM


QUOTE OF THE MONTH

John Wooden smiling

"Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That's in your power."

—John Wooden

WORD OF THE MONTH

"Pandemic"

pan·dem·ic
/panˈdemik/

adjective
(of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.

Similar: widespread, prevalent, pervasive, rife, rampant, epidemic, universal, global

noun
an outbreak of a pandemic disease.

"Training for the Olympic Games in 2022 has changed because of the covid-19 pandemic."

SPORTS SCIENCE TIP OF THE MONTH

Working on floor jumps is more common than ever due to the covid-19 pandemic. Try this exercise demonstrated by National Development Team Member Phoebe Stubblefied to develop the proper power angle and increase explosiveness on the take off.