Patrick O’Neil

 

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Patrick has over twenty years of coaching experience and has had the privilege of working with athletes of all ages and abilities, from the grassroots through national level.  He holds his B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from The American University, Washington, D.C. and his Masters in Social Work from Syracuse University.  Patrick maintains his licensure as a Child and Family Therapist and has worked with children and families off the ice, in many capacities, over the years.

With U.S. Figure Skating, he holds his gold medal in Freestyle and Dance,and is a Technical Specialist for the organization. He has actively participated in numerous committees including the Membership Committee, Parent Committee, Grievance Committee, and the SafeSport Committee. Patrick works closely with member clubs around the country on a variety of issues including bylaws and conflict resolution. He had the pleasure and responsibility of directing a large competitive program in the Midwest for thirteen years, and has extensive experience working with athletes and coaches, both domestically and internationally. He thoroughly enjoys conducting seminares with coaches on the “hows”and “whys” of teaching.

With the Professional Skaters Association, Patrick has attained his Master Ratings in Freestyle and Moves in the Field, and dedicates his time as a ratings examiner for the PSA in those two disciplines. Additionally, Patrick enjoys participating on the Ratings Prep faculty. He is the Vice Chair of the Professional Standards Committee and a current Board Member of the PSA.