Coaching Changes - Not
Since coaching changes are all the rage on this forum, thought I'd start a thread on skaters who have NOT had coaching changes....
Irina Slutskya comes immediately to mind. She's been with her coach since age of 5.
Brian Boitano was with Linda Leaver for his entire career.
Any others you'all can think of?
Although Weir has worked with Tarasova over the summer, I think that Hill has been his coach since he started at 12. It's rare, though, for skaters to have had the same coach forever; even under the Soviet system, like in ballet and music training across the world, skaters started with local coaches when they were very young, and switched to elite training when they had gone as far as they could with that coach/teacher, like Sebestyen, who moved to Budapest from her home town. Many skaters have stayed with one elite coach through their entire career. Didn't Fleming after Fassi accepted her as a student? Galindo only switched to his sister after his coach died, and IIRC, he had one coach until then.
Originally Posted by Linny
I think Sandhu has been with his coach for a long time too.
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