Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Iceman, Sep 11, 2010.
Former European champion Tomas Verner, who ponders whether to move to train overseas, will announce his decision by the end of September.
"I have yet to weigh all the pros and cons: leave everything as it was, or continue to work like in America. In the first place, I should discuss it with those whom it directly concerns. I will make my decision by the end of September.
- I've been thinking about whether I can leave home and go over the ocean. Training? I liked it. But I want to find my own effective way", - said Verner in an interview with Sport.cz
I hope he decides to train in North America! Huth has not done much for him and Tomas is soo talented!
Also, the paragraph that was omitted in the translation of the original source of the article above, which is here:
"Training there is very different from what I was used to in Europe. [The skaters] train every day, that becomes a routine. I've never had such intense training in the gym, either, - but my body has become stronger, I have better coordination and balance now."
Isn't it a bit nutty to still have your coaching situation up in the air just before the season will start? I mean, I guess it's better than choosing the wrong coaching situation, but the timing seems odd.
The picture next to the blog posting is and fits the content.
So the news about him is that he hasn't decided where he'll train?
This is an original (Czech) interview and a few pictures
Maybe, maybe not.
He will announce his decision at the end of September. He is first finishing his bachelor degree. His first competition AFAIK isn't untill the beginning of November anyway.
here is a translation of the full Czech interview.
I thought this was a funny comment in talking about rejecting traditional sports psychology
So true. Unfortunately all of Huths students seem to get to a point where they tend to be inconsistant or just stop to progress even though they have the potential to be a lot better.
I LOVE your skating. GO GO!!
true, but what an awesome look at that ring! I must tell you, I've been obsessed with his gloves from both that season and the following one and that ring was such a great detail to the gloves as well. I mean, maybe it's weird but I really think Tomas's gloves are and besides, gloves also give you a better look on the skater's hands, which is always welcome, you can see the movement better
anyways, I know I'm going off topic here about his training decision, I hope he makes the right one for him, the one that will make him fight for international golds, cause it's a way too huge talent to be wasted like it's been lately... hope the timing of this decision won't affect his skating this season either.
Wow Tomas looks so handsome in that first picture .
I just want him to leave Huth. Actually, I want everyone to leave Huth. I don't know what his training methods are, but they don't seem to work well for any of his students.
He is always handsome.
But I agree, fab pictures, especially the flying ones. He probably has the most beautiful flying sitspin among the current ones.
True. Handsome and talented. That's why he must leave Huth and find the right coach for him as soon as possible. His quad is better than Plushenko's quad and his charisma is contagious, and yet he doesn't really have much to show for it. I hope he has a successful season, I would love to see Tomas and Michal on both the European and World podiums - they are both definitely capable of it.
I do hope Verner finds a productive coaching situation. A dear friend of mine, who skated international pairs, attended several GPs/Worlds with him. Said he was THE NICEST guy and so talented. Wishing him the best as he makes plans for the upcoming season!!!!
Sport psychology has nothing to do with psychoanalysis!!!
He has made a decision.
Pj's latest blog - interview with Bob Emerson who will be Tomas' new coach
http://apps.pjkwong.com/blog/?e=544...up with.....Bob Emerson ...about Tomas Verner
I hope you´ll succes well with your new coach and environment.
(I sometimes think that especially the male figure skaters should not to be too analytic and intellectual. Please show me wrong.)
Good for Tomás. Now if we could just free Kostner, Kovalevski, and Tischendorf...
Yay for Tomas! He is such a cutie patootie... oh and a really talented skater too. I hope this works out for him and he realizes his potential!
Yay, I was afraid he would go back to Huth, but this is so good to hear! I hope he can skate up to his potential this season because if he can he will be tough to beat, especially with no Evan, Plushy, or Johnny around. So excited for his new programs too, they seem perfect for him .
Interesting! Who did Emerson work with before?
Netty Kim, 95 Canadian champ. I have no idea who else....
Welcome to Toronto, Tomas! I hope he has a great season. He's quite a charmer.
yup, free Kovalevski...sigh....though would it make a difference. before Huth: great jumps, dull programs, with Huth: no jumps, interesting programs... I have a soft spot for Anton! so hard.
otoh: Go Tomas!! I wish him all the best for the upcoming season!
well there was a press conference today, and this is what I gathered
He sounds very optimistic, which is great! I really hope he has a good season, he is definitely capable of winning a world medal before he retires with all his talent.
Yes, he is handsome ! and very talented!
I hope he'll have a good season. I miss him!
Good for him. Emerson sounds like a good fit! And, choreographers nearby as well!
You know this whole situation Tomas is going through now reminds me a lot of what Miki Ando did back in 06. OK grand prix season leading to a poor nationals and disasterous Olympics, didn't compete at Worlds, then switched coaches the following season and made a huge comeback ending with her winning the world title in 07! If Tomas could make a similar comeback, that would be awesome!
Perhaps an Admin could change thread title to indicate that Verner has indeed made a decision and swapped coaches to Emerson?
Good for him to make some changes!
saying that he nearly never smiled in the end of the last season. He has always been so funny and positive, great that he is getting it back. Looking forward to Camerlengo´s choreographies!
Oh yes, the switch from Nichol to Camerlengo makes me very happy.
And the switch to Emerson makes me very happy. Now maybe he will get really fit with off ice training, and develop the stamina to do many many full run-throughs, so he can have a little confidence when competing.
I really don't get the "only training the program in bits" thing. If you don't do it (many times) in practice how do you ever get to know you can do it in competition?
Tomas Verner is debuting his programs at the Octoberfest competition in Barrie, Ontario this weekend. He scored 77.21 to win the SP yesterday (link to protocol) and his jumps were 3F+3T (+0.82), 3A (+1.17), and 3Lz (+0.70). The FS event is scheduled to begin at 5:40 pm today.
Thanks, Sylvia! Bravo Tomas, let it be the beginning of a great year
So, did he decide to train in NA?
Yes he is training in Toronto, ON with Robert Emerson now .
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