Coaching Change Thread

TAHbKA

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Khudaberdieva/Bazin left their coach.
To Zhulin? Zhuk? Kustarova?
 

eleonorad

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Not a coaching change exactly but Lorenzo Magri moved to Norway so I am wondering if his athlets are going to follow him there or if they are going to stay in Egna (most likely).
 

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It could make sense actually, I just assumed he would move for some reason but will see! I'm curious to see if any of his students might follow him, especially Kurakova
Isn't Russia getting a bit too chummy with Italy? Could that have anything to do with the move?
 

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I honestly have no idea. As a coach, I don't think it makes any sense. At least if he aims at training international students and compete at ISU comps which in the near future which is probably the case.
Anyway he is in Switerzland now so I think he really fooled me :shuffle:
Maybe it´s possible he is looking for options and visited Stavanger/Norway to check out/trial/discussing a contract. What I found interesting about his visit to Norway was:

1) The club didn´t say anything about his visit, which made it seem a bit secret. Normally having a coach like that visiting a small and unknown club would be something worth sharing. It really took a long time before Lorenzo told where he was, but I already recognized Stavanger in his first story. But this could also be part of his personality, Idk.

2) When Lorenzo finally shared who he had been working with it was the Risa Gomez sister (Mia Caroline and her little sister Ella Celine) and the Joos sisters from Switzerland (Noemi and Sarina), and a Polish/British skater named Marietta Atkins. So the latter came to Norway to train with Lorenzo and he coached a very exclusive group of skaters during his visit. Considering he is in Switzerland now, that is an interesting connection. Also the fact that he left right before the weekend, makes sense because the Risa Gomez sister was going to Oslo to train with the National Team this weekend, but he was still there in the beginning of the week.

3) This doesn´t have to mean anything, but I found it interesting that he posted a video of Mia Carolines 3Lz on his profile after he left Norway, not just a story. Looking closer at his profile, it seems he mostly posts about own students, but of course - it could be a coincidence and that he just wanted to share result of his recent coaching.

4) Another coincidence - Mia was listed with two coaches on her ISU profile this season, Sara Pearl and Nuriya Pirogova. But Nuriya is no longer listed as her coach and it was updated a few days ago. Maybe Nuriyas contract just went out or something, but i´m pretty sure she was with Mia in Japan. The timing is interesting and why would the ISU profile already be updated and a coach removed? I think it´s likely that Mia given her good results this season will try to get hold on more expertise, and having another coach, so it could indicate she is working on getting a new coach.

Maybe I´m reading too much into the visit, but I would not actually be very surprised if it turned out that Lorenzo will be a bit involved in Mias (and her sisters) coaching the next season, and that this is arranged by her parents. Mias choreographer Angelique Abachkina came to Norway before EC and WC to work more on Mias programs and also work with her sister Ella, and stayed at their home. I think they have an own appartement where they let coaches/choreographers stay, and from the view that Lorenzo shared it looked like he stayed there.
Maybe Lorenzo will coach on small contracts, and fly back and forth - between Norway and Switzerland since the Joos-sister was with him in Norway and he is in Switzerland now? I´m not sure if coaching salary is particular good in Norway, but in general - both Norway and Switzerland has high salaries - combined with beautiful nature, I can imagine this is things that could contribute to making contracts with the two countries/skaters, all though it´s not the highest ranked skaters (I think Mia and Sarina really has potential to climb the ranks next season though). From what I could see, it really looked like Lorenzo loved the visit in Norway.
 
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From a Ekaterina Kurakova article posted in the OES News thread: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/oes-news-22-23.109888/page-5#post-6425952
Relevant excerpt: https://twitter.com/sanaemilia_pol/status/1649121083834892312
Katia’s coach Lorenzo Magri ended his collaboration with Young Goose Academy. He plans new projects. Katia said: “The updates about my coaches is coming pretty soon. It’s hard topic. I don’t think so the time ready now to answer for these questions but I love all my coaches.”
ETA:

Magri has an Instagram story up that mentions he will return to Colorado Springs, CO to instruct at USFS' annual jump camp on May 11-13, 2023.
 
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Lorenzo Magri and Angelina Turenko were the guest coaches at Poland's national team training in Warsaw last week: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrsmakXL9nR/

After the Colorado Springs jump camp this month, Magri will lead a Coaches’ Seminar on May 18-19 in Auckland, New Zealand (following the international there).

He's also booked to guest coach in Peurunka, Finland (Valtter Virtanen/Alina Mayer's rink), July 9-14: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrY0ozYrokH/
 

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Re-posting here from the Japanese news thread re. Mone Chiba's coaching change to Mie Hamada's group in Kyoto:
Mone Chiba turned 18 today (May 1) and is "Going to LA for the first time in my life with overseas choreography and joining Kinoshita Academy": https://twitter.com/online_on_ice/status/1652882083629662208

Chiba is listed on the Kinoshita Skating Academy's website now: https://kinoshitaacademy.com/trainee/

She previously was coached by Soushi Tanaka in Sendai: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00110118.htm
 

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For the leaving part, I don't think they were ever comfortable with Mishina/Galliamov joining their group, and Moskvina is getting older, which might another factor.
I understand that, but they love St.Petersburg and they will need to move to Moscow. Plus T/M are still training there.
 

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Boikova/Kozlovski have announced on Instagram they have left Moskvina.

ETA: They are moving to Tutberidze.

One question: WHY?!
That’s the main subject of this week’s The Skating Lesson chat, with Elena Bechke as guest. B/K wanted new perspectives, to follow up on this season’s improvements.

 

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That’s the main subject of this week’s The Skating Lesson chat, with Elena Bechke as guest. B/K wanted new perspectives, to follow up on this season’s improvements.

I think it's stupid because they were with Moskvina who is still the most creative and innovative pairs coach.
Never change a winning team.
 

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The Young Goose Academy (where Lorenzo Magri used to coach) has relocated from the Wurth Arena in Egna, Italy to Milan - Gabriele Frangipani is based in the new rink now: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cr6fWE4I41G/

YGA’s new rink in San Donato Milanese in collaboration with Accademia del Ghiacco: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrxnaloLHSx/

Switzerland’s Naoki Rossi is quoted as saying in a recent interview (link is posted in the Japanese news thread):
"Some skaters are following them and some are changing. It is pretty complicated now. Everyone is trying to figure out what to do. I don't even know what I am going to do. That is why I came here [Japan], to participate in some of the other camps and see which place is meant to be."
 
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The Young Goose Academy (where Lorenzo Magri used to coach) has relocated from the Wurth Arena in Egna, Italy to Milan - Gabriele Frangipani is based in the new rink now: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cr6fWE4I41G/

YGA’s new rink in San Donato Milanese in collaboration with Accademia del Ghiacco: https://www.instagram.com/p/CrxnaloLHSx/

Switzerland’s Naoki Rossi is quoted as saying in a recent interview (link is posted in the Japanese news thread):
Interesting. I wonder if it's just the single skaters or if the ice dancers will move, too.
 

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I think it's stupid because they were with Moskvina who is still the most creative and innovative pairs coach.
Never change a winning team.

Is Moskvina really still considered the "most creative and innovative pairs coach" working today? Her LPs for M/G the past two seasons suck, IMO. The Elvis program was just bad. And what innovations have her teams introduced the past few years ?
 

Ananas Astra

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Is Moskvina really still considered the "most creative and innovative pairs coach" working today? Her LPs for M/G the past two seasons suck, IMO. The Elvis program was just bad. And what innovations have her teams introduced the past few years ?
I guess it depends on one's taste whether you like the programs or not.
But she always comes up with new and difficult lifts and her programs always stand out IMHO.

Who do you consider to be a more creative and innovative pairs coach these days?
 

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