Vadim Naumov

Personal Profile:
Accomplished figure skating coach with 22 years of experience in training. Skillful in coaching and mentoring all competitive levels of Single and Pair skating. Highly proficient in teaching Jump Technique, Pair Elements, Fundamentals of Skating Skills, Spins, Moves in the Field, Off ice Conditioning and sport specific exercises, use of Harness On and Off the Ice.

Coaching Experience:
22 years of experience in training all levels of competitive Single and Pair Skating.
Coach of 2020 US National Junior Men Champion Maxim Naumov
Coach of 2017 US National Novice Men Champion
Coach of 2013 US National Juvenile Boys Champion
Coach of 2005 US National Senior Pair Champions Kathryn Orscher & Garrett Lucash, ISU Four Continent Championship bronze medalists
2000 – 2006 Ran successful Pair Skating program that led to development of Senior Pair National Champions, Sectional Medallists, and several International Competitors.
2001 – 2006 Coaching member of US National Team, trained students for ISU World FS Championships, ISU Four Continents, ISU Grand Prix Series, and other International Competitions
Numerous Champions and medalists at Regionals, Sectionals and None-qualifying competitions.

2011 – 2016 Director of Figure Skating at ISCC Simsbury, CT

Assumed additional responsibilities to support Learn to Skate program, to coordinate and choreograph annual figure skating shows, to build team of coaches with one goal of providing excellent training experience at the International Skating Center of Connecticut.
Developed and implemented bridge programs between Learn to Skate and competitive figure skating.
Expanded the training experience by incorporating various off ice programs using rink’s resources and utilizing local YMCA facility and Gymnastic Training Center.
Supported and helped to organize Summer Figure Skating Camp on an annual basis.

Formal Education:
St. Petersburg Russia, State University of Physical Education named after P.F. Lesgaft
Major in Physical Education and qualification of a Physical Education Teacher, Figure Skating Instructor

Coaching Philosophy:
It is my believe that strong basic skating skills are the foundation of a successful skating career. Teaching proper fundamentals first, then moving from simple to complex elements through various exercises is my coaching philosophy. I support and encourage independent learning in combination with coaching instructions. Incorporating different disciplines into the training schedule such as an off-ice conditioning, sport specific exercises, ballet and gymnastics helps to develop a well rounded athlete. I love to create an environment where students have fun while working hard. I also believe that helping and guiding athletes through their emotional challenges, ups and downs during training and competing are coach’s responsibilities.

Coaching Since:
1998

PSA Ratings

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Students’ Competitive Achievements:
2020 ISU World Junior Men 5th place
2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Junior Men Champion
2020 U.S. Eastern Sectional Singles Final Junior Men Champion
2020 U.S. Eastern Sectional Singles Final competitors in Intermediate and Junior levels
2020 U.S. New England Regional Championships Junior Ladies Pewter Medalist
2020 U.S. New England Regional Championships Intermediate Ladies Silver Medalist
2020 U.S. New England Regional Championships Intermediate Men Bronze Medalist
2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix 7th place (France)
2019 U.S. Eastern Sectional Championships competitor in Intermediate Ladies
2019 U.S. New England Regional Championships Intermediate Ladies Pewter Medalist
2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Junior Men Bronze Medalist
2017 ISU Junior Grand Prix 8th place (Latvia)
2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Novice Men Champion
2017 Challenge Cup advance Novice Men Champion (The Hague, Netherlands)
2016 Gardena Trophy advance Novice Men Champion (Italy)
2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Juvenile Boys Champion
2005 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Senior Pairs Champions, Kathryn Orscher & Garrett Lucash,
ISU Four Continent Championship Pair Bronze Medalists
3-time World Team members and ISU Grand Prix Series competitors
U.S. & International senior, junior and novice pair competitors
7-time New England Regional gold medalists in juvenile, intermediate, novice

Last 4 Years – Students’ Competitive Achievements:
2020 ISU World Junior Men 5th place
2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Junior Men Champion
2020 U.S. Eastern Sectional Singles Final Junior Men Champion
2020 U.S. Eastern Sectional Singles Final competitors in Intermediate and Junior levels
2020 U.S. New England Regional Championships Junior Ladies Pewter Medalist
2020 U.S. New England Regional Championships Intermediate Ladies Silver Medalist
2020 U.S. New England Regional Championships Intermediate Men Bronze Medalist
2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix 7th place (France)
2019 U.S. Eastern Sectional Championships competitor in Intermediate Ladies
2019 U.S. New England Regional Championships Intermediate Ladies Pewter Medalist
2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Junior Men Bronze Medalist
2017 ISU Junior Grand Prix 8th place (Latvia)
2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Novice Men Champion
2017 Challenge Cup advance Novice Men Champion (The Hague, Netherlands)

Disciplines / Specialties:
Singles, Pairs, Moves in the Field, Off Ice training

Competitive Background:
1994 ISU World Figure Skating Pairs Champion
1996 ISU Grand Prix Final Pars Champion
1991 and 1996 Russian National Pairs Champion
Two times Olympian: 1992 Albertville placed 5th, 1994 Lillehammer placed 4th
1998 World Professional Pairs Champion
Multiple winner and medalist at various International Competitions such as: ISU European Figure Skating Championship, “Skate America”, “Skate Canada”, “Nations Cup”, “Trophy Lalique”, “Russian Cup”, “NHK Trophy”…

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Coaching Awards, Accomplishments & Seminars:

Skating Awards, & Accomplishments:
International Master of Sports of Russian Federation

Affiliation with U.S. Figure Skating, PSA, ISU:
Member, U.S. Figure Skating
Member, PSA
2014 PSA Conference in Palm Springs, CA
U.S. Figure Skating Pairs Committee