Thursday, June 05, 2008

Pic of the Week

Sometimes we have to look behind the scenes to find what makes a skater or skaters exceptional. Sure we all see the great performances skaters put on and applaud their performance but we should also applaud their process in reaching that moment.

This week, I've decided that the Pic of the Week will applaud the process maker...this week, I applaud the coach.

And what a week to take a look at Dalilah Sappenfield! Her Pair's teams swept the Gold Medals in St. Paul at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, most notably Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker. And at the recent PSA International Conference in Chicago, she was named coach of the year.

Dalilah coaches at both the Colorado Springs World Arena and at the South Suburban Ice Arena in Denver. Her skating philosophy is to not hold strong skaters back and push them towards the fullest potential. A feat she is certainly accomplishing with McLaughlin and Brubaker.

Dalilah is clearly deserving of Coach of the Year and we can say without hesitation that U.S. Pair's skating is the better because of her.

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