Kathryn Cumming (Base Coach)

Email Address: kc@kathryncumming.com

Number of Years Coaching Experience:

22 years

Philosophy:

My coaching philosophy is a holistic one.  Skating skills should be introduced from the very beginning so skaters can succeed throughout their skating career. Such early knowledge helps skaters to realize their potential, and puts them in the best position to be the best they can be. However, it is important that skaters have fun learning and learn skills that are applicable outside skating, such as social skills, coping with failure and success, creating positive self-images, and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. As a coach, therefore, I aim to develop my skills alongside my students as they aim to achieve their individual goals, while also modelling cooperation, respect, a strong work ethic, and a genuine love for the sport.

 

Qualifications/Certifications:

  • Regional Certified Regional Coach – STAR (formerly NCCP Level 1)
  • Provincial Technical In Training Provincial Coach (formerly NCCP Level 1
  • Primary STARSkate
  • Sc. Psychology – University of Toronto
  • Professional Highlights:
  • Achieved Gold Levels – Free Skate, Figures, Dance, and Skating Skills.
  • Awarded Program Assistant Honors at the club, regional, and provincial levels.

 

Area(s) of Specialization:

  • Freeskate
  • Skating Skills
  • Off-Ice Conditioning
  • Stroking

 

Personal Interests:

  • Yoga, Pilates
  • Trying New Things and Learning New Topics
  • Travel