Most Liked Coach....

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Proustable, May 4, 2011.

  1. Proustable

    Proustable New Member

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    Self explanatory - are there any coaches/coaching teams you like?

    Right now, I love the team of Sato and Dungjien. I also like Hiroshi Nagakubo (Suzuki's coach)

    Love the team of Shpilband/Zoueva too.
     
  2. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    Frank Carrrrooollllllllllll!
     
  3. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    Yuka Sato & Jason Dungjen, most definitely! :)
    Stanislav Morozov too! :D
     
  4. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    :cheer2:
     
  5. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    I dearly love Mr. and Mrs. Sato. They seem genuinely nice, are always positive with their students, and I usually like their skaters/programmes.

    I like Machiko Yamada because she seems kinda batshit. I personally loved her blonde hair a few years back.

    I don't know if she counts either, but I lurrrrrves me some TAT. Woman is a legend. :TT1:

    Honourable mentions: The lady who coached Rochette. Manon...?
     
  6. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I totally agree with you! Her name is Manon Perron. :)
     
  7. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    John Nicks. I like curmudgeons. :)

    And Tammy Gambill. She and Ricky seem to share a sense of humor; I liked her quote about how right now he only "rents" the quad. And if she can keep him on the track he's on right now, I may just set up a shrine to her. :D
     
  8. Jaana

    Jaana Well-Known Member

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    I especially like following coaches

    - Frank Carroll
    - Viktor Kudriatshev
    - Brian Orser
    - Yuka Sato and her husband
     
  9. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Annie Barabe (with Sophie Richard and Yvan Desjardins)
    Sato and Dungjen
    Krylova and Camerlengo
    Shpilband and Zoueva
    Nina Mozer and Stanislav Morozov
     
  10. IceJunkie

    IceJunkie Well-Known Member

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    Frank Carroll
    Yuka and Jason
    John Nicks
     
  11. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    for me:
    Alexei Mishin
    Alexei Urmanov
    Elena Buianova
    Alexander Zhulin
    Nobuo Sato
    Tamara Moskvina
     
  12. JerseySlore

    JerseySlore Active Member

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    Nicks, Sato, Zazoui, Pricilla Hill :shuffle:
     
  13. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    Frank, hands down.
     
  14. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

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    Frank Carroll
    Tamara Moskvina (though I wouldn't want her pissed at me)
    (I don't think I'd want Frank pissed at me either, come to think of it)
    Yuka and Jason
     
  15. easilydistracte

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    Evgeni Platov--seems really calm and down-to-earth.
    Nobuo Sato--very nurturing and encouraging.
    Jim Peterson, Lyndon Johnston--enthusiastic!
     
  16. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

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    Linda Leaver
    "Uncle Frank"
    Tamara Moskvina
     
  17. PUNKPRINCESS

    PUNKPRINCESS New Member

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    Frank Carroll
    Yuka & Jason
    The Elder Sato
    Nagakubo
    Kori Ade - she seems really cool so far as I can tell
     
  18. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    Not sure that he has any current high-level skaters, but Doug Leigh seems to have pretty good relationships with everyone he has coached.
     
  19. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    Wheeee !
     
  20. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Yuka & Jason
    Nobuo Sato
    Brian Orser
     
  21. edonice

    edonice New Member

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    Frank Carroll seems like he's really tough on his students, but he manages to be tough and also garner their lifelong trust and respect. Also, would you want anyone else in your corner? He fiercely supports and defends his students when they're skating up to his expectations.

    I have also been so impressed by Yuka and Jason, because they seem to take a holistic approach to skating rather than focusing in on just what needs to be fixed that day. They especially seem like a great team for older skaters, since they encourage their students to take ownership of their own skating.

    Mostly, I like when coaches have clear expectations, respect their students (and are respected in return), and allow their skaters to take the spotlight. With these coaches, you always get the sense that the skater's health and readiness is their absolute top priority.
     
  22. senorita

    senorita New Member

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    ^Thats why he dumbed Goebel as soon as he got Lysacek?

    Since MK dropped him he never looked good to me again, especially with stuff he says in public.

    The Sato family rules!
     
  23. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

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    The public doesn't know why Frank "fired" Goebel. I highly doubt that he simply dumped Goebel because Lysacek seemed like a better prospect at the time.


    I like Jason & Yuka, but I'm not drinking their cool-aid yet :lol:. They're not miracle workers. I think that the more students they take on then we'll see a more diminishing return.
     
  24. ks777

    ks777 Well-Known Member

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    I love what Rafael Arutyunyan did to Mao.
     
  25. ponta1

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    Mr. & Mrs. Sato
    Yuka Sato & Jason Dungjen

    It's not so much whether they've had successful students, but moreso that they just seem like such nice, caring, understanding coaches. I'm sure there are plenty of other coaches who are like that too, but something about the Sato's just sets them apart for me.
     
  26. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

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    Well I may get flamed for bringing up Patrick Chan but in my mind he made great progress between Skate Canada and Worlds, I really didn't think he would get his triple A and quad together the way he did. Judging by the body language his coach maintained her confidence in him and it paid off.

    If I were an elite skater I would want someone like Kristy Krall.
     
  27. OlieRow

    OlieRow Well-Known Member

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    If my non-existent skater kid was rising through the ranks and looking for his/her first "big time" coach, I'd probably send it to:

    singles: Frank Carroll
    pairs: Jim Peterson/Lyndon Johnston
    dance: Robbie Kaine/Cheryl Demkowsky-Snyder (sp?)

    All 3 seem to have strong and supportive relationships with their athletes, yet seem to be able to develop their skills and get the most out of their skaters.
     
  28. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

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    That made me think of Ellen Burka. I've always thought it would be cool to be coached by her. I wouldn't turn down any of the others mentioned in this thread if they offered though.
     
  29. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    If I were a skater, I'd go to John Nicks or Nobuo Sato.
     
  30. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I forgot about her. She and Patrick seem to have a very good relationship.