A rink that I skate at has a skating school where they assign coaches to the skaters. All the young skaters, once they start private lessons, are assigned to a coach based on their skating ability and talent. The best skaters are put with the best coach and the next best skaters with the next best coach, and so on. Has anyone else experienced this?
This is new to me, I'm used to skaters choosing a coach based on a coaching style they prefer, and a personality they get along with.
It seems to me that this would create segregation within the skating school, and the less talented skaters may have less confidence knowing they aren't the best in the school. In my opinion, the only skaters who would benifit would be the talented ones at the top of the pack because they would have the best coaching and be encouraged and pushed the hardest to excel.
Has anyone experienced this? Does it work well? I'd like to hear everyones opinions!