Michael Cook

BIOGRAPHY

Michael has 16 years of Certified Athletic Training experience and is also a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  His training experiences include numerous high school and college athletic teams, as well as professional team training during the 1996-1997 season with the Boston Bruins.  Mike currently runs the off-ice training program at the Skating Club of Boston, which has resulted in a deep knowledge of the physical demands on the competitive figure skating athlete. Michael graduated from the University of Massachusetts with Magna Cum Laude honors and a B.S. in Athletic Training.

Michael is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Trainers of Massachusetts, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Professional Skaters Association and the US Figure Skating Association. He is a former Executive Board member on the NSCA Special Interest Group for Figure Skating. Michael has lectured on injury and injury prevention topics: Strength Training for the Baseball Athlete, Injury Prevention through Sports Specific Conditioning, Core Training for Figure Skating, Conditioning the Figure Skating Hip, and Concussion Management.

He has donated his time to the Bay State Games, Boston Marathon, U.S. Figure Skating competitions, including the USFS Championships (2001, 2004 – 2015), USFS Junior Nationals (2005) and ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships (2013).  He has also conducted high performance testing on behalf of US Figure Skating at their Sports Medicine Workshops in Lake Placid and Colorado Springs. He participated in an invitation only round table discussion at the behest of US Figure Skating to discuss off-ice training program development for the developing figure skating athlete. Michael has also been an anchor for the US Figure Skating STARS testing program, from 2011 – present, at several locations around the country.

MIKE’S TRAINING IN ACTION

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EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

2015

Nashoba Valley Olympia Off-ice Training Specialist

2003-2015

Skating Club of Boston Off-ice Training Specialist

2002-Present

Owner Integrated Sports Conditioning

1996-1997

Boston Bruins Team Trainer

1996

UMASS Boston BSc, Athletic Training

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Skate Pairs is the absolute best place for aspiring pair teams to hone their skills or for advanced teams to get to the next level. Bobby, Carrie, and Mike are amazing!

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Some of the best figure skating athletes in New England and the country are here! Pair only ice makes all the difference.

Jimmy Morgan
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We are like a family here. We support each other through those really tough training days.

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