Not all of them are going to get new programs. A lot of them haven't been seen internationally.
I saw this meme and I have anxiety. Team Tutberidze has to choreograph at least 16 new Senior programs (not including Alina, Elisabet,T/M)
well Kamila is recycling the FP, so 15 lol
So what do you suggest then?
It’s the Olympic season thoughNot all of them are going to get new programs. A lot of them haven't been seen internationally.
People are acting like they haven't had this many skaters for awhile. Remember every one of these skaters was there in 2019-2020, except for Evgenia..
They do have someone else who can do harness work I'm pretty sure. Or at least works with them on jumps.Then someone else who can do harness work - it‘s actually quite ridiculous that only Dudakov‘s there when they have at least 6 girls actively studying ultra-c elements. .
Yeah. They've never had such high stakes but none of these girls are new. They've been together there for years.You all act up as if training 6-7 super stars is something unseen, but TT have trained those girls as a pack for years now. And it worked so far because contrary to what most of you are preaching, they do not pay special attention to certain individuals but give equal chance for everyone to develop (according to their personal abilities). I also think that the team is more than aware that they need more coaching staff, but they have been working onto stocking up - see Tsurskaya becoming part of the team for the youngsters.. As for the programs- it's just like any other season, they always had to come up with so many choreographies. And they always tried to be as good as possible, regardless if Olympic season or not.
I would love it if they could used again, but I am not sure if they are considered the property of the Angels of Plushenko, or not.
I think Aliona did train the Vivaldi SP before Worlds, so that gives me a slither of hope that she might be able to keep that program at least, if the coaches agree.Well when Lipnitskaia left mid-season and went to Urmanov she kept her programs. If these 'contracts' between coaches and skaters that keep getting floated out become a thing, I could see perhaps included to prevent mid-season transfers is that choreography for purposes of competition stays with the coaching team.
I'm giving it some thought. I want to go to St.Petersburg anyway, but I was planning on the summer. But I would love to go to Russian nats,If any of you decide to visit St. Petersburg, don't hesitate to write me - I'll give you a tour of its historical places and bars.
The band is back together! 3A are back! 4A too.
From what I understand, all the schools get support from the federation. And then each skater, if they're on the team, also gets funding. I don't think RusFed is ignoring any of the schools specifically, and for example at Plushenko's school, I don't think finances were an issue. What else can they to do build up other coaching teams? The coaches actually have to produce their results. I think things like ice time/resources are limited for all schools including Sambo; they were supposed to get a second rink after the Olympics but that never happened.For RusFed to work on building up other coaching teams instead of putting all of their eggs in the Eteri basket. That‘s a very “in the moment“ kind of strategy but if you ask me, it‘s not a good long-term plan if one wants the sport to continue develop nationally.
As for Eteri‘s team. None of which you suggested I might want them to do lol. Start by adding a new, regular in-house choreographer instead of expecting Daniil to handle it all. Then someone else who can do harness work - it‘s actually quite ridiculous that only Dudakov‘s there when they have at least 6 girls actively studying ultra-c elements. Perhaps a coach (Tsurskaya? But she‘s rather young...) to mostly handle the juniors during the Olympic season so Daniil/Dudakov/Eteri can focus on the seniors (6 going for the OG + Alina and Zhenya). All I‘m saying is that if you have one choreographer doing 12 possible Olympic programs instead of 5 like it was last time (even less since Polina and Alina were repeating some of theirs) the quality inevitably will go down. Less time = less individual attention to detail. I think that‘s quite a logical deduction, no?
As for the rest... look, I‘d rather not give my arguments for the umpteenth time. In my eyes, there has been a worrying trend in Russian ladies skating that skaters never tend to survive outside of TeamTutberidze/Sambo70 which, IMO, doesn’t all have to do with the athletes’ and coaches’ individual capabilities but rather a number of other factors. Everyone‘s able to make their own conclusions, though.