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Staycation Challenge 4/7




DAY 1: PODIUM RESULTS - We Love Sasha Day!

GOLD: Emma G - 20 Points!!!!

SILVER: Alina H & Sasha S - 18 Points!!!

BRONZE: Sydney R - 16 Points!!

PEWTER: Saphie N - 15 Points!



I know some people can't participate every day for various reasons. DON'T SWEAT IT! Every day is a new day!! I think it's awesome that everyone is doing what they can when they can. KEEP IT UP!


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DAILY WORK OUTS SENT IN:

SEND A QUICK CLIP OF YOUR DAILY WORKOUT: 5 POINTS!

I know some of you worked out and didn't have a chance to record it. IT'S A NEW DAY! Send one today!

  • Joy X

  • Emma G

  • Mia C

  • Sam K

  • Saphie N

  • Sasha S

  • Sydney R

  • Vanessa F


YESTERDAY'S PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: Teasers!

Everyone who enters gets 3 Points!

WINNERS: Emma G & Sam K: for BEST form!

but you ALL betta work!



YESTERDAY'S VIDEO CONTEST: Best Sasha Exhibition!

WINNER: Alina H & Emma G for this HEAVENLY Sasha Cohen!


FASHION POLICE CATEGORY: Strikingly Sasha!

WINNER: Mia C & Sasha S: For this SOARING Sasha moment...

HONORABLE MENTIONS: A bunch!


YESTERDAY'S PHOTO BOMB: Strike a Pose Best Sasha Cohen Position

WINNER: Sasha S: For this UNBELIEVABLE Split Jump

HONORABLE MENTIONS: She really doesn't ever hit a bad position!


YESTERDAY'S TRIVIA: Question

  • At the 2000 US Nationals Sasha finished a surprise 2nd to Michelle Kwan. One of her training mates did the same thing. WHO was that training mate?


YESTERDAY'S TRIVIA: Answers

  • Naomi Nari Nam: 1999 US Ladies Silver Medalist who trained alongside Sasha with coach John Nicks.

  • NOTE: Many of you guys guessed Sarah Hughes. While Sasha and Sarah both at some time worked with coach Robin Wagner. Sarah retired in 2002 after winning the Olympic gold medal and Sasha began working with Robin in early 2004.


YESTERDAY'S GAME: You Be The Judge!

  • For my IJS skaters: Write out her elements as you think it would be called today. NO POINTS. Just jumps as they would be CALLED and spin features ATTEMPTED and ACHIEVED.

  • For my non IJS skaters: Tell me HOW she should improve her components.

Since yesterday was We Love Sasha day, I gave you this BREAKTHROUGH Sasha Cohen...


YOU BE THE JUDGE: How I'd call it


Sasha Cohen: Senior Ladies Short Program

For my IJS skaters

  • FCSpB - Basic fly: achieved, change of edge: short on inside

  • 3Lze+2T - See video below

  • 3F

  • LSp2 - 8 revolutions: achieved, increase in speed: achieved

  • 2A

  • StSqB - no features attempted

  • CCoSp2 - Basic camel: achieved, sit forward: achieved, basic layback: achieved, (reminder: "side layback" is not a feature. The feature is a CLEAR CHANGE from side to back or back to side) Basic sit: achieved, upright straight: achieved, 8 revolutions: achieved but repeated


For my non IJS skaters:

No one attempted this one yesterday! While Sasha is by far one of the beautiful skaters in history, this program could have scored higher in transitions if she had included more difficult turns and steps between elements.



GREAT JOB!!!

TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED YESTERDAY!!!

It was great seeing so many of you in class!!!


ANYONE IS WELCOME TO PLAY, SO TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

STAYCATION CHALLENGE is 4/7 Today is FLASHBACK 2002: 2 Thousand and Tuesday! HOW IT WORKS: I'll be keeping track at home and updating you all on yesterday's scoreboard! You can earn points in a few ways: 5 Points:


  • Submitting a clip of your daily off-ice workout

  • Submitting a winning clip of your physical challenge


3 Points:


  • Winning a contest

  • Submitting a clip of your physical challenge

  • Correctly answering trivia


2 Points:


  • Showing your work on trivia or games


1 Point:

  • Submitting an entry into a contest

  • Submitting an entry into a challenge

  • Submitting an answer for trivia

DAILY WORKOUT: Welcome back Tom: UPPER BODY!

CONTESTS: TODAYS PHYSICAL CHALLENGE: LUNGE WALK!

  • Set your timer for 60 seconds!

  • MAXIMUM repetitions in 1 minute

  • Most repetitions to form standard in 1 minute WINS!

  • See the video below for your FORM STANDARD

  • Your knee MUST touch the floor for them to count!

  • Remember you get 3 POINTS just for submitting!

VIDEO CHALLENGE: Yagudini!


Send me the best program you can find, I'll judge and the winners will be announced and have their entries shared.


  • Yagudini! Best ALEXEI YAGUDIN program of ALL TIME!

FASHION POLICE: The category is...

  • Two Thousand and Beautiful: Best (or worst) skating costume by a lady, man, pair or dance team at the 2002 Olympic Games!

2 For Tuesday TRIVIA: Today's Questions...

  • What TRIGGERED the creation of the International Judging System?

  • Olympic champion Sarah Hughes for a long time worked with the same COACH as another American Olympic gold medalist. NAME that coach and the other Olympic gold medalist that they worked with.

GAME: You Be The Judge!

  • For my IJS skaters: REVIEW! I have reviewed all of these jumps in slow motion. Tell me which jumps are clean, which are under (<) and which are downgraded (<<)

  • For my non IJS skaters: NAME as many different elements that you can that she uses in her TRANSITIONS.

Since today is FLASHBACK: 2 Thousand and Tuesday, I give you this LEGENDARY Sarah Hughes...

Submit all entries to: MATT@MatthewLindCoaching.com

I'll be teaching an off-ice rotations class at 3:00 today on Zoom!

CLICK HERE Meeting ID: 299 869 936 Password: 016687 IF ANYONE WANTS OFF ICE ROTATIONS FEEDBACK YOU CAN ALSO SEND ME A VIDEO AND I WILL RESPOND OR FACETIME WHEN I CAN!

I WANT YOUR IDEAS AND FEEDBACK! If you have an idea for a theme or a contest!

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