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Jessica Stratton

Coaching Philosophies
- To instill a lifelong love of skating and inspire others to have a passion for the sport through enthusiasm, support, and demonstration.
- To collaborate with the skater, their family, and other coaches to help each student identify and achieve their skating goals.
- To employ a positive approach and to motivate skaters to learn and put effort into their practices and competitions.

Disciplines & Specialties
Freestyle, Moves in the Field, Ice Dance, Artistry/Choreography, Synch, Power Skating, Group, Music Editing

Test Qualifications
- USFS Gold/Senior Moves in the Field
- USFS Silver/Junior Freestyle
- USFS Pre Gold Dance

- Professional Skaters Association – Basic Accreditation
- US Figure Skating
- Learn to Skate USA

Coaching Experience
- Thomas Creek FSC Coach (2005-present); elected Pro Liaison in 2021
- Head Coach Mirror Images Synchronized Skating Teams (2009-present)
- USFS National Synchronized Skating Championships – 2022 & 2020
- USFS Eastern Sectional Synchronized Skating Championships: Gold, Silver, Pewter & Bronze medals at
the Open Juvenile, Open Collegiate and Open Masters divisions over the years (2008-present)
- USFS North Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Championships in the Intermediate & Novice divisions
- Local events and individual competitions including the Empire State Games
- Genesee FSC Coach & Off Ice Instructor (2009-2019)
- Geneseo LTS & Figure Skating Club of the Finger Lakes Coach (2004-2006)
- Rochester Ice Center Learn to Skate Instructor
- Individual & group choreography for competitions, club shows & regional exhibitions

Student Achievements
- Senior Freestyle Test, Senior/Gold Moves Tests, Senior Solo Free Dance Tests, and Gold Dance Tests
- USFS Eastern Challenge Series Winner (with Mirror Images) – 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012
- USFS National Showcase competitor – 2018 & 2017
- Prepared graduating students to tryout and compete internationally for Team USA as members of the Haydenettes (2022 & 2023 Synchro World Championships) and Adrian Varsity Senior Team, as well as the
Lexettes (2023 Junior World Synchronized Skating Championships), and nationally in the collegiate division

Education / Accomplishments / Seminars
- 2023 USFS Domestic Synchronized Skating Coaches Education Program
- 2022 USFS National Synchronized Skating Championships competitor
- USFS Eastern Synchronized Sectional competitor & medalist: 2017-present
- USFS National Synchronized Skating Training Festival/Coaches College & PSA Seminars: 2008-present
- PSA Annual CER Certifications & PSA Moves in the Field Seminar
- Competitor in area competitions and the Empire State Games
- USFS Get Up Award Winner: 2018
- Bachelor of Communication from SUNY Geneseo

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