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Which coach would you choose?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by lemongrass, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. lemongrass

    lemongrass New Member

    If you were a figure skater and could have your pick of any coach, who would it be? Who is considered the best? I have no idea myself but John Nicks looks like such a genial father figure to me. But then again, even he couldn't help Sasha conquer her demons. And he has so many pupils, how much time can he spare for you unless you are aiming for Olympic gold? Men or women, does it matter? Same nationality and style? What are the things to consider when choosing a coach?
  2. ambern024

    ambern024 New Member

    I'd prob go with rafael arutunian. Him or frank carroll
  3. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

    Hmm. I've thought about this before.

    In terms of "if I were really a skater," I think I'd go to John Nicks. Closest top coach to where I live (and my parents would never want to move for skating!), and I think he's brilliant. I'd love to be trained by him!

    I love TAT, too, but I don't think she'd be right for me now. Nicks it is!
  4. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

    If I were a top singles skater, I'd go to Mishin with choreography from Steuer maybe?
    For pairs - Moskvina? She deserves a better team than Kavaguti and Smirnov
    For dance - Zhulin + his team
  5. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    If I were doing pairs, I would go with Oleg Vasiliev and for singles I would go with Brian Orser.
  6. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

    Single- Brian Orser
    Pairs- Moskvina or Vasiliev
    Ice Dance- Krylova and Camerlengo
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  7. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

    Alexei Mishin. Without a doubt or a question.

    While I would certainly want to continue to self-choreograph, I wouldn't mind working with Rohene Ward in that regard.
  8. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

    There's a Pairs coach named Musician? Really?
  9. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

    depends on what I want:

    If you want good jump technique I would go to Mishin
    If I want CoP whoring I'll go with Orser
    If I'll go with short time fast progress I would go to Krall

    Moskvina or Steuer

    Ice Dance
    Krylova, Shipilband or Svinin/Zhuk

    Note to self : Never go to
    Zueva, Morozov and Kustarova
  10. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    I would have loved to work with Manon Perron.
    But as an ice dancer, maybe Muriel Zazoui.
  11. icellist

    icellist Active Member

    If I knew Japanese, Hiroshi Nagakubo
  12. TheGirlCanSkate

    TheGirlCanSkate Well-Known Member

    John Nicks is very, very nice. I think it would be fun to rise up with an unknown coach though...
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  13. merrywidow

    merrywidow Well-Known Member

    I like the current work of Mark Mitchell & Peter Jorgensen. Brian Orser as well.
  14. Laney

    Laney Active Member

    I think I would choose Peter Grütter. I watched him with the skaters on the ice for several times and I liked the way he teached. And since I live in Europe, it wouldn´t be so far away :) I also have the impression that Mr. Sato is a good coach and a nice man. Brian Orser, too. I would never go to Morozow! :-D
  15. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Singles skater: Mark Mitchell and Peter Johansson with some mentoring from Yuka Sato, Michelle Kwan, Brian Boitano, and Paul Wylie, with choreography from Tom Dickson, Shae Lynn Bourne, Pasquale Camerlengo, Benji Schwimmer, and Rohene Ward; costumes by Vera Wang (and I'd be okay with receiving early fs training from Ilia Kulik and Katia Gordeeva:))

    Pairs skater: Meno/ Sand, with Yoda-like input from John Nicks, pointers from Randy Gardner and choreography from Julie Marcotte (with a mentoring session from Sale/ Pelletier) -- ETA: summer training with Ingo, Robin and Aliona :)

    Ice dancer: Angelika Krylova and Pasquale Camerlengo, with mentoring from Christopher Dean, Igor Shpilband, Elizabeth Punsalan, and Jerod Swallow (choreo by Christopher Dean, Marina Zueva, Pasquale Camerlengo)
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  16. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

    Sebastien Britten. I still think her year with him in 2005 was Joannie Rochette's best.
  17. lala

    lala Well-Known Member

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  18. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Would we be allowed to date our coach? :swoon:
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  19. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

    Hmmm yes, second choices after Mishin would definitely be Krall, and Kulik.
  20. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    I don't know much about her demons, but Sasha was in the top five of every competition of her senior career. Good enough for me. :D And look what he's done for Ashley. Yep, I'd take Nicks in a heartbeat!
  21. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

    As long as you are not jailbait.
  22. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

    Fixed it...I was typing on my tablet and it does the automatic word fix if it doesn't recognize the word. :lol: I am sure Moskvina could be a musician if she wanted to be though... ;)
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  23. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

    Robin Cousins because he could teach me how to make the transition to show bizz when I could no longer jump. (I'm thinking beyond the skating career that I don't have). :lol:
  24. arakwafan2006

    arakwafan2006 Well-Known Member

    It would depend on where i was developmentally.
    Men with Jumping Issues: Kristy Krall, John Nicks, Mishin.
    Men Total package but needs help with packaging: Tarasova/Buinova, John Nicks/Tarasova or Nichol, Mushin/Zueva
    Men with artistic issues but good jumping: dunjen/sato ( they have proven ineffective IMO at fixing jumps) Any coach where Tom Dickson worked. Again, Russian coach with Tarasova assisting. I would also like to see a top male skater work with Peter Tchernechev (too lazy to sp check)

    Dance Teams...
    I would most likely go to Igor Shpilband flat out.


    Moskvina- in need of minor tweeks on elements but needs big style change

    Sappenfield: Needs help with elements but strong in presentation and style ( her skaters positions, body line etc. are generally mediocre at best) but she teaches elements VERY well.

    Johnny Johns/Marina zueva
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  25. Alex Forrest

    Alex Forrest Banned Member

    I've always thought if I had a skater daughter she'd be packed and ready to be sent to John Nicks. You can always tell a Nicks skater. If I had a son he would start out with Mishin. If it were I, I'd go to Mark and Peter.
  26. sk8ingcoach

    sk8ingcoach Active Member

    Coach: Manon Perron
    Choreographer: Lori Nichol SP, Tarasova FP

    Coach: Tatiana Tarasova

    Dance: Marina Zoueva
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
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  27. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    I thought it was Morosov that requires his teams to go flat out. Or at least the girls :p
  28. DimaToe

    DimaToe El Chen-te Fernández

    Assuming I'd want to stay in the US

    -Singles: Mitchell& Johansson, they seems to have a good approach toward their skaters. Choreography would be Jeffrey Buttle of Stephane Lambiel.

    -Pairs: Oleg Vassiliev, Although id keep a good eye on my partner :lol: Choreography would be Peter Tchernyshev or Julie Marcotte.

    -Dance: Igor Shpiland, just for the chance to work with Skary Babs :voids: Choreography...hmm,will have to think on that one.
  29. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

    Dance: Platov, but I'd use various choreographers (Dean, Rushpaul, Swan, Zhulin)

    Pairs: Steuer

    Singles: John Nicks, but with Mishin's summer jumping camp. I guess Buttle for choreography, he's the CoP codewhore master extraordinaire.
  30. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    Singles- I would go to Mishin or Orser

    Pairs- Moskvina

    Ice dance- Tarasova or Shpilband