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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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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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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Zhou Has Big Plans For The Future

2018 OLYMPIAN & US BRONZE MEDALIST PRACTICING QUADRUPLES UNDER TUTELAGE OF ZAKRAJSEK
The 2017 World Junior Champ continues to train in Colorado Springs with Tom Zakrajsek.
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Skate Great Aerial Figure Skating Challenge

2017 AERIAL FIGURE SKATING ON FACEBOOK

Team Event Added During Third Year for Jump Competition:
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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.

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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

John Wooden smiling

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

—John Wooden

WORD OF THE MONTH

"GOAL"

goal
ɡōl
noun

the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
"going to law school has become the most important goal in his life"
synonyms: objective, aim, end, target, design, intention, intent, plan, purpose;

"Setting yearly goals for a four-year period leading up to an Olympic Games is called quadrennial planning."

SPORTS SCIENCE TIP OF THE MONTH

Developing a strategic plan for goal setting and achievement is very important for athletes. Listen to 2018 National Junior Men's Champion Camden Pulkinen talk about how he has developed his own platform to evolve from national competitor to national medalist to national champion.