interview with Russia’s Valeri Alfosov

This is the best insight I’ve seen so far into the fast improving Russian Men’s team.

Alfosov is very smart. Takes nothing for granted. Knows that Russia has less depth than their main rivals.

Valeri Alfosov, the head coach of the Russian national team, gave an interview to R-Sport. He talked about the challenges of selecting a four-person team for the Olympics, about the team strategy and about coaching the gymnasts in all aspects of their life, not just in the gym. …


It’s interesting that the Russians are so dismissive of GBR lately. They are definitely top 5 contenders for the foreseeable future. And their Juniors are as strong as the Russians.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

One thought on “interview with Russia’s Valeri Alfosov”

  1. Rick,
    thanks for publishing this. Alfosov’s comments are perhaps the most candid and articulate depiction of
    coaching (especially of national teams) that I’ve ever read. fascinating reading….


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