Advanced Slideboard Training for Figure Skating
Seminars & Private Training ~ Sports-Specific Apparatus ~ Ongoing Consultation
Off-ice training has always been an integral part of the training and development of skaters. Jump technique has been taught to replicate the movements and actions on the ice. The value of off-ice training is both technical and strength building. Maintaining the tactical advantages of off-ice training is needed, yet we must ask if the approach can be further explored.
4D Skating Revolution is focused on optimizing jump training techniques that improve quality and skills while reducing repetitive stress impact. This changed focus is centered on body preservation and skater longevity while showing tangible positive results. Developing skaters with quality jump mechanics, improved muscle memory and reduced impact training will allow the skaters to reach higher goals while mitigating the potential for overuse injuries.
The 4D Skating training programs are multi-faceted spanning the range from teaching swizzles to triple-axel. Through the unique set of exercises using the 4D Slideboards, skaters learn better body position and technique through a frame-by-frame approach of teaching jumps. By reverse engineering the mechanics of every jump, 4D Skating has been able to target specific movements that will enable the successful completion of jumps.
Below are the training components of 4D Skating Revolutions: Jumps, Spins, Stroking, Step sequence and Focus on Injury Prevention. Although exercises have been specifically developed for a particular goal, they are used interchangeably. Development of spins benefits jumps. The rise and fall of the knee is key to the step sequences and jumping. Proper stroking is foundational to every aspect of skating.
Axel on Slideboard
"As an Olympian, a Coach and parent of a skater, I believe in the advancement of training techniques! After having witnessed 4D Skating by Becky Dever, I believe that the future of figure skating training and development has arrived!"
Olympic Silver Medalist
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