WHAT THE PROS SAY
“I know for me skating has always been number one... from learning edge control, stride and glide. Now as a bigger guy it’s something I still work on non-stop. Cathy has been great working with my son also where she can craft him at a young age and make sure he’s doing things the proper way and making it fun... it’s great when you can see improvement right away and the power hour has been great!”
- BRENT BURNS, San Jose Sharks All-Star Defenseman and Norris Trophy winner
WHAT THE COACHES SAY
“Cathy has been a tremendous asset to the Jr. Sharks organization. She works with a majority of our 26 teams and continues to improve and impress our players with her knowledge and improvement of their individual skating abilities. As an organization, we place a great deal of focus on skating, and having the best power skating coach in the Bay Area, in our building, is a luxury our club has the benefit of enjoying! Cathy is not only a great individual, private skating coach but she does a great job of teaching in the team setting as well.”
- MIKE JANDA, Development Coordinator, San Jose Jr. Sharks 16AAA Tier One Elite Coach
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAY
"Midway through my second year in the USHL, my coach and I were reminiscing about a showcase he had seen me at. We talked about how ‘a player with terrible feet but good hands’ had caught his eye from my old club, the Santa Clara Blackhawks. It took about ten seconds for us to realize that player was me. He said my skating had completely changed since then. I got to know Cathy at a camp when I was 10 years old and started working with her personally when I was 15. Everything from my edges to stride to transitions, Cathy has elevated my skating to the level it needs to be to play college hockey and beyond. When I come back in the off-season, I make it a point to work with her to keep my skating sharp."
- ROBBY JACKSON- St. Cloud State University Huskies, NCAA. 2013-14 USHL Rookie of the Year
WHAT THE PARENTS SAY
“We have three sons who have trained with Cathy the past ten years. The benefits of her coaching are seen every time they step on the ice. Cathy focuses on every component of their skating and accomplishes more in a 20 minute lesson than other programs do in an hour.” Sean is currently the Cathy’s lead Power Hour Coach.
- EILEEN CASTAGNA