Skydive Coaching (Experienced Jumpers)

Great Lakes Skydiving offers coaching for every aspect of skydiving. Improve your performance with assistance from our professional skydiving instructors.

Once you complete the basics required in the certification program and become a licensed skydiver, Great Lakes Skydiving offers the following to experienced skydivers:

Custom Freefly Training

Learn to fly your body in any direction, at any speed.

Training Skills Include:

  • Basic sit position
  • Head down
  • Transitions
  • Stand up
  • Back flying
  • Enhanced tracking
  • Freefly fall rate
  • Forward & backward movement and turns

Canopy Training Swoop Seminars

Enhance your knowledge and canopy control performance with the following:

  • Basic Aerodynamics
  • Aspect ratio
  • Airfoil
  • Wing loading
  • Trim
  • Lift
  • Drag
  • Flow separation
  • Thrust & weight
  • Center of mass, center of lift landings
  • Angle of incidence
  • Camber

Flight Environment:

  • Turbulence
  • Density altitude
  • Traffic management
  • Break off & deployment
  • Crosswind, downwind
  • Final approach

RW Training

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"One on One" or "Two on One" or "4 Way" body flight coaching.

Skills Include:

  • Exits
  • Body Postion
  • Grip Taking
  • Fall Rate
  • Forward & Backward Movement
  • Side Slides
  • Turns
  • Combination Moves (super positioning)
  • Tracking
  • Canopy Control
  • Creeping Techniques
  • Mental Preparation & Focus
  • Team Dynamics

Experienced Team/RW Coaching

Professional 4-way RW competitors are available everyday for coaching individuals, small groups, teams or large groups. 

RW coaching at Great Lakes Skydiving is tailored for your individual, group or team goals with a focus on having a good time while improving your overall skill level. Our coaches can organize your group skydive or provide a detailed jump progression plan for individuals or teams. Each coached jump includes a dirt dive, the skydive and video debrief.

Contact us to reserve one of our coaches for a jump, a weekend or a week! We want to see you improve your skills in the skies over Great Lakes Skydiving!

Basic Entry Level Coaching

Great Lakes Skydiving coaches are on staff everyday to assist recent graduates of the student skydiving program or individuals wanting to work on basic relative work skills. Staff coaches include seasoned Accelerated Freefall Instructors, competitive 4-way team members and USPA-rated Coaches.

Our entry-level coaching program follows the USPA Integrated Student Program. The coaches at Great Lakes Skydiving help you attain the skills needed to complete your “A License” proficiency card.

RW coaching jumps focus on the basics of a stable exit, head-high body position, center-point turns utilizing arms and legs as well as taking and releasing grips. Entry-level coaching at Great Lakes Skydiving is a one-on-one program that helps you move toward skydiving with larger RW groups.

Contact us today to reserve one of our coaches for a jump, a day or a weekend!

Call us at 1-312-757-4454 today!

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Testimonials
Today was my 1st jump. It was a great bday gift from my wife. I had a blast!!! it was a day to remember. I'm looking forward to getting cert with u guys...
- Ramey Hazelwood

I received the jump for Father's Day and it was my first time. Tim was my jump buddy and he was awesome. Calm, cool, made me feel secure and gave me a good jump. This is a very well run organization and the spot is beautiful. Highly recommended!
- David Koblesky

What an amazing crew at GLS! We had a blast. I was so nervous and second guessing it until we met the instuctors. Russ was very well informed yet fun and relaxing at the same time. Everything was top notch! Can't wait to come back! Thanks everyone
- Nick Fredrick