But are they really promoting that?I just read so many Russian coaches complain that their skaters lack motivation because things like ice time are just given to them. But they still want to promote a system where the skaters do nothing for themselves and are just pushed pushed and pushed externally. I doesn't really add up.
From Tutberidze's recent Icenetwork interview:
Again, it's not black and white."I try to always let them decide what they want. My job as a coach is to follow them," she said. "I try to explain to them and make sure that they always have a choice. You can't just push them. If you did, it would work once or maybe twice, but it would never work more than that. You would lose the person herself; she would not be with you anymore."