My philosophy places a high priority on basic skills. I believe in developing a mastery of fundamentals to build solid technique. My method is mostly auditory and visual, since kinesthetic learning by trial and error typically involves band-aid solutions to problems, involves far more squandered energy and wear and tear on the body, and does not support the consistency of a more methodical approach. I believe firmly in rudimentary exercises and drills for skaters of all levels to learn and replenish the continually attenuating skills. Optimum skill development builds not only long-term mastery, but also confidence that comes from reducing errors caused by attempting difficult moves prematurely.
Gary will provide training for local skaters and young coaches how to teach beginner skaters step by step.