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.


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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Vincent Zhou won a Bronze Medal at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan under Coach Tom Z's training.

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Coach Tom Z was a recipient of an Order of Ikkos Coaching Award from the USOPC at the 2018 Olympics Games.

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Tom Zakrajsek and Mirai Nagasu at Ikkos Awards

Team USA

Team USA Develops Gold-Medal Coaches With Innovative Leadership Education Program

Coach Tom Z was one of the first USFS coaches selected for the United States Olympic Committee’s National Team Coach Leadership Education Program (NTCLEP).

The NTCLEP is the USOC’s blueprint to assist Team USA coaches in achieving international competitive excellence. The program is open to national team coaches of any Olympic, Paralympic or Pan American sport, and over the course of 16 months, coaches attend five seminars. This allows coaches the opportunity not only to learn from experts within the seminars, but learn from their colleagues as well. For many of the coaches, this unique environment was a large part of what attracted them to the NTCLEP.



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"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




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an outbreak of a pandemic disease.

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


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.