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Figure Skating Coaches Needed

Yankton Area Ice Association and the Yankton Figure Skaters are seeking part-time figure skating instructors for 2015-16 season. YAIA supports 50-70 figure skaters per season in beginning through competitive skating levels. Instructors must be willing to become ISI certified. Reimbursement for certification fees is available. Responsibilities include coaching regular skating classes Tuesday/Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings, providing private lessons to skaters, coordinating routines for end-of-season ice show, judging and assisting with the local competition, and attending regional competitions with skaters. For more information contact Pam Erickson, 606-660-3774 or submit resume or questions to yaiafigureskate@gmail.com.


Yankton Figure Skating Coaches

Brittney Richters

My name is Brittney Richters and this will be my fifth year coaching in Yankton. I graduated in August 2013 from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I am currently a third year graduate student at USD working on completing my doctorate in Audiology. Figure skating has been a part of my life for sixteen years and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I figure skated as a member of the Blue Mound Figure Skating Club in my hometown of Luverne, MN for eleven years and have been involved with figure skating ever since. I am a Freestyle 4 level skater. Growing up I competed for four years in high school and have been attending/coaching/judging skating competitions ever since. In high school I was a student coach for four years; I coached mainly lower level groups including beginners up through Freestyle 1. Additionally, in high school I was a private coach for two years in which I coached skaters from beginners to Freestyle 1. Since high school I have expanded my private coaching experience as a private coach here for the Yankton figure skating club and have gained experience coaching skaters of all levels. My goal as a coach is to improve a skaters basics skills and portraying the skater’s unique strengths. I am currently a certified professional coach and a gold certified judge through ISI. I have a great respect for this organization and the growth that I have seen over the years. I am excited to start another season and continue to teach young skaters to develop a love and passion for figure skating. I provide private lessons for skaters who are interested in private lessons and/or competing at competitions. My contact information includes: Cell Phone: 507-227-7411 or E-Mail:Brittney.Richters@coyotes.usd.edu

Morgan Privett

My name is Morgan Privett and this will be my second year coaching in Yankton. I graduated in 2013 from Yankton High School. I am currently a second year student at USD working on a business major. I have been skating for about 5-6 years in the Yankton program. I am a Freestyle 5 level skater. I competed for three years. In high school I was a student coach my senior year, helping with all levels. Last year I was a coach for the second semester of the Yankton Program. My favorite levels to coach are freestyle 1 and above. As a coach, I want to encourage my skaters to put forth there best efforts, while having fun and enjoying the wonderful sport. This year I plan to become a private coach for my first year. I am overjoyed to start a season with many opportunities to offer all the skaters. I provide private lessons for skaters who are interested in private lessons and/or competing at competitions. My contact information includes: Cell Phone: 605-661-5427or E-Mail: Morgan.privett@coyotes.usd.edu

Katie Bratberg

My name is Katie Bratberg and this is my second year coaching in Yankton. I'm 17 years old and attend Yankton High School where I will be a junior this year. This will be my ninth year skating and fourth year competing here in Yankton. I'm currently a Freestyle 4 level skater. I helped with Learn To Skate for two years, then junior coached for an additional two years. I enjoyed helping teach the sport so much I decided to become a coach last year. I am currently a certified professional coach through ISI. My goal as a coach is to help skaters reach their highest potential and goals while enjoying the sport. I am looking forward to starting another season of skating. I provide private lessons for skaters who are interested in private lessons and/or competing at competitions. My contact information includes: Cell Phone: 605-760-2029 or E-Mail: Katie.bratberg2029@gmail.com

Samantha Hanson

My name is Samantha Hanson, soon to be Hofer, and this will be my first year coaching in Yankton. I graduated from Yankton High School in 2013 and will be graduating from Lake Area Technical Institute this fall, 2015, with an Associates Degree in Financial Services, Accounting. I am currently employed fulltime at Hanson Briggs Specialty Advertising and taking my last classes online. I skated for 8 years at the Yankton Area Ice Arena, competed for 3 years and was a student coach for 2 years. I am currently a Freestyle 3 level skater. I do not have a teaching level preference but my favorite part of skating is competitions and seeing the skaters progress. I will be providing private lessons for skaters who are interested in more ice time or want to start competing. I am so excited to be a part of the YAIA team again and I hope to give the skaters the amazing experience I had throughout my years as a figure skater. My contact information includes: Cell: 605-661-5999 or Email: samijean01@gmail.com