Select a Clinic. Pick at least one of the criteria for selecting clinics. Click the Cal link for a pop-up calendar. State/Province: State/Province, Alabama, Alaska. Laura Stamm’s Power Skating presents the techniques and drills that Laura Stamm has used to train some of the top professional teams and players. With more. **Register using the ticket link** Monday – Wednesday JULY 17th – 19th, Clinic Price: $ Group A: pm, Group B: pm. Group A: Ages .

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Once we fix their technique we bring them back up to speed so they can feel the effectiveness of skating done correctly. She cared enough about me to want to help me out.

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The ad brought her a measure powee fame. Johnson said he first heard about Stamm when he was playing peewee and squirt hockey in the s. It’s about the ABCs of ice skating skatiing hockey. There is something to be said about the benefits of challenging your player to perform at a slightly higher level. As a result, she never ran into barriers. But by her own account, she didn’t become a good teacher until she put her skills on ice.

The online reviews from coaches and skaters are almost all raves. When they came off the ice, she quizzed them about skating. Both had already retired to their respective bedrooms by the time MacSwain showed up. I don’t know how Boeke felt about all those marks she left, but I love the woman to death. Special Sections Holiday Gift Guide.

Although other instructors put on Laura Stamm Power Skating clinics in Canada and the Lower 48, Stamm stamm runs clinics in Alaska and sometimes makes guest appearances at clinics outside Alaska.

Events Best of Alaska. However we then teach them, or they can pick up, some additional nuances or fine motor skills to further them along in their skill refinement. Stamm was already a teacher when she started working with the New York Rangers. If you’re not on your toes you’re not going to get the explosion you need.


Support independent, local journalism in Alaska. But Stamm laughed it off. Share on Google Plus. You just knew she was ahead of her time back then when she was talking about stuff like that. Laura Stamm skates at Poder Lagoon on a sunny Sunday last sskating. On a cold winter day, I can’t wait to get on the ice at Westchester Lagoon and just skate around.

Stamm, who is in her 70s, is known throughout the hockey world for developing a teaching system that helped skatinng the sport.

Stamm continued to figure skate through college and after becoming a high school biology teacher. I had a brilliant teacher and he taught me everything I know about skating, but it was figure skating. And then I was able to communicate them in a way that wasn’t high and mighty but in a way that made powsr to them.

Firm Foundation vs Challenge There is something to be said about the benefits of challenging your player to perform at a slightly higher level. Phase 2 is skating correctly with the puck.

Laura Stamm skates at Westchester Lagoon. She actually invented and designed a program that worked. InStamm was featured in a popular advertising campaign for Dewar’s scotch whisky called “The Dewar’s Profiles. That summer she developed teaching methods that became the genesis of Laura Stamm Power Skating.

She used the same rink the New York Rangers practiced on, and she loved watching the hockey players in action. Just as the Pros routinely practice the basics, so should your player. It’s not all about power, she said.

Basically it teaches them with perseverance and determination they can push past their perceived limits and overcome obstacles in anything or everything they do. Those little things that my eye doesn’t gravitate to, but hers does. If you notice the All Star AA test is the first test to require the player to do the skating techniques with the puck!


Even today she remains a rarity — a woman who coaches men. Phase 3 is skating with the puck under pressure situations. Stamm’s instructional book, “Laura Stamm’s Power Skating,” was originally published in and is still going strong.

Hockey League scoring record and earned league MVP honors. Never hit a glass ceiling. Steve MacSwain, 52, is a hockey pioneer — the first Alaskan to play for Team USA in the world championships, one of the first Alaskans to play professional hockey, the first non-Minnesotan to play for the University of Stamj. Johnson remembers Stamm using bingo markers on freshly groomed ice at Ben Boeke Arena to show players where and how their strides began and ended. It provides instruction on stopping, accelerating, turning and other fundamental — but often neglected — skills.

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For skating with the puck under pressure situations, you are now looking at the advanced players in the Elite Workshop.

These days her students include girls and women, but for years they were all men. Steve MacSwain remembers how Stamm taught him to stam, his whole body when skating.

Stamm is a power-skating instructor who has helped hundreds, maybe thousands, of hockey players become better skaters. Look at our skills tests to tell which phase your player is in. She had diagrams in her book where she broke it down to a science. Johnson said Stamm showed him the proper way to make a crossover step — “I didn’t realize there were supposed to be two pushes in there,” he said.

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