Don Laws: The Life of an Olympic Figure Skating Coach by Beverly Ann Menke,Scott Hamilton

By Beverly Ann Menke,Scott Hamilton

At the 1984 Olympics, American Scott Hamilton skated into the background books while he claimed a gold medal in Sarajevo. Beside him the total time was once his trainer, Don legislation. A member of the U.S. determine Skating corridor of popularity and a U.S. Junior Champion, legislation is among the most useful and renowned ice skating coaches on the earth. as well as Hamilton, Don used to be the trainer of champions Michael Weiss and Patrick Chan. This approved biography tells the tale of Law’s exemplary lifestyles and chronicles his singular commitment to determine skating.

Don legislation: The lifetime of an Olympic determine Skating Coach recounts Don’s formative years, from his early life in Washington, D.C. to his Junior Men’s determine Skating Championship to his triumphs as a trainer at the overseas level. that includes own interviews with a lot of his former scholars, this funny and enlightening biography captures Don’s commitment to the game and to his scholars. furthermore, this e-book is going backstage of the arguable new judging system—for which legislation was once certainly one of simply 4 coaches all over the world to participate in its creation—as good as touches upon the holiday among Don legislation and his big name scholar, Patrick Chan.

Including unique interviews with Scott Hamilton, Michael Weiss, foremost Russian trainer Tamara Moskvina, former foreign Skating Union member Sonia Bianchetti, and present ISU President Ottavio Cinquanta, this publication is a distinctive examine a guy who by no means broke from his ideals and beliefs and not wavered in his love for the game. A bankruptcy dedicated to skating thoughts laid out through legislation may be a invaluable software for determine skating coaches; yet for the determine skater, and for any fan of the game, it is going to be the tales, interviews, pictures, and historical past that make this e-book pleasing and inspiring.

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