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!
"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.
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So the news about him is that he hasn't decided where he'll train?
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.
"it doesn't matter if you love what you do, but that you do what you love"
a quote Tomas Verner () gave me to think about...
I thought this was a funny comment in talking about rejecting traditional sports psychologyA: It's a little unusual, but according to me it's completely right. I was searching for someone where I wouldn't be lying on a couch to talk about my dreams and childhood.
I LOVE your skating. GO GO!!
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.
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.
― Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart
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!!!!
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.)