the Finnish ski team suffers from a leadership problem.
Coaches Matti Haavisto , Teemu Pasanen and Mikko Virtanen do not keep their troops in line. The national team is like a buffet-table, where the athletes with their personal coach and his team are snapping up the best pieces before eating authorisation has been given. Eventually someone complains bloody too sweet dessert.
– Must be assertive leadership. Each athlete should know their role. The head coach is a manager for each member of the team, the evening paper expert Toni Fools said.
head Coach haavisto's rookie season has been marked by a quarter of persons in management. Before the start of the season the athletes selected were going solo training camp. Otepää world cup in Ari Luusua called when the coaching team took care of the text messages of the race selection issues. MM-hiihdoissa Seefeldissä Kerttu Niskanen to give the Yle interview criticism, when you didn't make it 30 miles.
– If something wish I could get matt's present, so more authority in the game, said the experienced ski-parent Ari Marjetta .
Special details in Austria was Susanna Saapungin "the tourist". He doesn't skied in a foot race.
I'm Haavisto agree with you, that Niskanen and Saapunki belonged to the group of 30 kilometers. It tells of leadership lack of, that has been exactly the role through. Moreover, it is expensive to keep a spare woman for three weeks in Europe, the Fools stated.
misbehavior from women skiers creak of the fleet and coaches responsibility to the treatment. For example, Haavisto did not want to take a position on ski matters, even if a former service manager guaranteed to know the trick.
– Not the coaches can move the responsibility and say that I don't know, someone else knows, Fools notes.head Coach Matti Haavisto (left), coaching manager Eero Hietanen, sprint from the corresponding pilot Mikko Virtanen and coach Teemu Pasanen receive criticism too lepsusta personal leadership. Pasi liesimaa skating crisis
in Finland the aim of the Alps was 4-5 medals. The balance was Iivo Niskanen bronze.
– Iivo was the only one who could tip the momentum. the Krista Pärmäkoski can challenge a good day tip. His performance not only on the condition of the stick, but he also suffered equipment problems, cough up some money for assessment.
Seefeld collapse materialized in the second race of the week end, when skiing was the message of the skating share and long trips. The weekend didn't come any ranking of the ten squad. Message skate sections was seen in the weak performance.
Skating is one of the most significant of our problems.
the 50 km free start-up in Matti is the only skier who has had three of them in the world cup or major competitions. Skate skiing is race in 1987.
– We have to think that if someone is of the traditional type, drawing on it. Do any of the hard races and hard workouts prefer the traditional than free. the Reijo Jylhä head coach-during the talk was a free process, but it is not enough, that talk about the process. Keep committing as well as the athletes and personal coaches on how free will improve.
the Freedom part in the world cup is bigger than the traditional.
– Although how we would keep the traditions involved, the competition program shows that approximately 75% of the games go free.
a Few years ago, five Finnish women had ten bucks to skate the race in fifteenth place among.
– Karrikoiden it means that all the others have gone forward, the expert line.the Pilot denied
Coach Pasanen denied leadership problems.
– I don't feel that management is too lax. Coach is conversational, since we do not believe in an authoritarian coaching. The coaches are thinking, what thoughts proceed, until the discussion, Pasanen said.
Already the previous head coach during the national team had Pasanen course, admit that the spring is in front of the tight meeting with athletes.
– go through the practice and improve, if necessary. There are many things where we need to improve. Have to think about the whole sustainability exercise again, that'll be faster than the young forward.
the previous Two season ski teams was held in the Finnish professional regarding olympic individual species of the piece.
– the Public and the media in the eyes of the medal count. Now their is one, so the result is disappointing. But that goal was far away, because we had three fourth of men and a couple of messages down.
Pasanen's right: already the previous head coach of the pride of the season the stew of problems, but they are popping the surface, because the value of the championships in the years to 2017-18 came to a total of nine medals.