Garrett Lucash

Personal Profile:
2020 National Development Team Coach
2020 Pieter Kollen Sport Science Award, USFS and PSA
Chair, Sport Science Committee, Professional Skaters Association
Member, Sport Science and Medicine Committee, US Figure Skating
United States Pairs Champion
World Team Member
International Medalist

Formal Education:

 

Coaching Philosophy:
My program uniquely combines expert figure skating technique with effective learning methods to ensure athletes succeed in sport and life.

Coaching Since:
1997

PSA Ratings:
Registered, Moves in the Field
Registered, Free Skating

PSA Rankings:

Students’ Competitive Achievements:
2020 National Development Team, Intermediate Men
2020 National Development Team, Juvenile Boys
2020 New England Regionals Champion, Juvenile Boys

Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:
2020 National Development Team, Intermediate Men
2020 National Development Team, Juvenile Boys
2020 New England Regionals Champion, Juvenile Boys

Disciplines:
Singles, Pairs, Developing the ‘whole’ athlete physically and psychologically

Show History:
Champions on Ice Tour
Stars on Ice, Europe

Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:
2020 Pieter Kollen Sport Science in Coaching, PSA / US Figure Skating
Presented at numerous coaching seminars throughout my career

Skating Awards & Accomplishments:
2005 Best Performance by a pair team, U.S. Championships
First pair team to land a throw triple flip in competition

Select work:
Case study in Dynamics of Skill Acquisition volume 2 textbook (Human Kinetics, publisher, 2019)
Book, Athlete Centered Skating, in progress, (Routledge, publisher)
Article, The Athlete’s Navigation Device (PSA Magazine, March – April 2020)
Article, The Athlete-Centered Coach (PSA Magazine, May – June 2020)
Article, The Athlete-Centered Coach (Skating Magazine, June 2020)
Webinar, Coach-Athlete Feedback, PSA Safe at Home Webinar Series

Author, PSA Coaches Continuing Education Courses:
Provisions for Effective Feedback
Proactive Coping Skills
Design Practice to Optimize Learning and Performance
Motor Imagery
The Influence of Attentional Focus on Motor Learning
Guest Speaker, Boston College, Pathophysiology, 2014-2017

Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
Chair, Sport Science Committee, Professional Skaters Association
Member, Sport Science and Medicine Committee, US Figure Skating

Garrett LucashPhone: 781-520-9372
Email Address: garrett@@acskating.com

Personal Profile:
I uniquely combine expert figure skating specific technique with effective learning methods to ensure that athletes remain engaged, in control, and improve in a positive and supportive training environment.

Began Coaching in 1996

Students’ Competitive Achievements:
New England Regional Competition competitors
Eastern Sectional Competitors

PSA Ratings:
Registered Singles, Moves in the Field

Disciplines / Specialties:
Singles, pairs, fundamental skills (steps, edges, stroking), motor imagery, self-regulation

Awards / Accomplishments / Seminars:
Guest Speaker on Genetics, Graduate Pathophysiology, Boston College 2012-present
Demonstrated as a coach and athlete at PSA and ISI Seminars
Attended International Training Camps in St. Petersburg, Russia
Attended numerous Sport Science Training Camps
Attended iACT 2007 (Ice Arena Industry Conference & Trade Show)
Lecturer – Energy & Line Theory, Harvard University (For professors and students), 2009

Coaching Philosophy:
My athlete-centered training program develops life skills necessary to reach one’s athletic and academic potential.  With a long-term commitment, skaters will progress through the testing structure and compete in open and qualifying competitions (regionals, sectionals, nationals).

The end goal is to reach peak athletic milestones in figure skating that strengthen resumes for school and work and attain the crucial life skills necessary to thrive in future endeavors after sport.

Competitive Background:
2005 United States Senior Pairs Champion
2005 Four Continents Pairs Bronze Medalist
2005 Ranked 12th in the World
3-time United States World Team Member (2003 – 2005)
3-time United States Junior World Team Member (1998-2000)
2-Time Olympic Team Alternate (2002, 2006)
8-Time United States Pairs Medalist
10 years on the United States International Team

Show History:
Toured and Performed with Champions on Ice and Stars on Ice

Awards:
Award for Best Pairs Program skated at the United States Championships, 2005

Additional Comments:
Here is a list of coaches I worked with as an athlete:
Vadim Naumov, World Pairs Champion
Evgenia Shishkova, World Pairs Champion
Alexei Yagudin, Olympic Champion
Ilia Kulik, Olympic Champion
Tatiana Tarasova, Coach of World and Olympic Champions
Tamara Moskvina, Coach of World and Olympic Champions
Igor Shpilband, Coach of World and Olympic Champions (Choreographer)
Nikolai Morosov, Coach of World and Olympic Champions (Choreographer)