It’s just an elective class that my school offers.
The main thing is to listen to your coach and apply it. Watching videos of your axel might help you correct mistakes, & you should also go on the harness if your rink has one.
Practice waltz jump loops & waltz jump to back spin exercises. Bunny hops also help because you need to practice kicking your free leg through. Do a lot of back spins too, making sure you have a tight rotation position with no space between your legs.
When trying the actual jump, a side hop is the best way to go into it when you’re first learning it, because it gives you power without giving you too much speed. You can also try doing a forward outside edge (right forward outside if you jump counter-clockwise) and then stepping into the axel.
Move your arms back as you step into the jump. They should come through at the same time as your free leg. Practice moving your arms & leg through in unison. Imagine you are bringing your free leg through to step up on a chair or something. As this kick-through happens, your skating foot should begin to leave the ice. Don’t scratch your entry. Leave the ice cleanly, with your toe being the last part to lift off. After you jump, you need to snap into a tight rotation position and stay there until you’ve completed 1.5 revolutions. Stay up tall & straight so you can land properly with a nice exit.
Hope this helped xx Remember to listen to your coach & don’t give up or get frustrated. It took me forever to land my axel, but it’s a great feeling once you land it. Best of luck :)