Son is a peewee major this year, has a powerful stride but slow first step. Any recommends for a skating instructor who can specifically work on this part of skating or another recommendation to help. I would prefer private instruction vs group lessons. Posted on this board as I am hoping a hockey parent has used someone and has seen the long term results.
Happy to give you some referrals. Where are you located?
And, you mention one specific thing you want to work on, but also that you're looking for long-term results. Are you looking for a quick fix or someone to do ongoing work with?
No joke, but a female figure skating coach is the best answer.
NCAA and pro teams have been using figure skating coaches for the past few years with astounding results.
The younger you can start your child the better.