Coddling skaters from what? The personal opinions of viewers?I do wish the test skate portion of Champs Camp was televised. I think guarding programs from public view is coddling skaters when it comes right down to it. Plus, USFSA could make some much needed $$ from it.
But honestly, if you are getting all your top skaters together, it seems wasteful to NOT have additional meetings, trainings and evaluations, etc. So on the whole, that aspect of the US does it is better, imo.
The point of Champs Camp is to have programs reviewed by experts so that skaters can make improvements before competition begins (along with team building, giving advice for the season, etc). How would televising the camp help skaters for the season?