No, no, no, no, no. A coach doesn't just motivate someone to train. Even when someone has mastered everything, a coach notices little errors that can happen almost unconsciously, and this keeps the skater working in "perfect pitch," to mix a metaphor. Tennis isn't skating. Federer can look across the net and see what he needs to do in response to (or in anticipation of) his opponent's move. A skater has only self-reference to count on, except for the coach. There are those of us who feel to this day that Michelle would not have fallen on that jump in the 2002 Olympics if Frank Carroll had been checking her every move every day.
Originally Posted by Boeing787