The Kosandra Sports Story

Kosandra Sports was founded by two sports lovers who are passionate about children development: a sports coach and a mom.

Anaïs (mom) met Elizabeth (sports coach) on a few morning hikes in February 2021. During the hike breaks, Elizabeth would always show and explain the exercises that she was doing to Anaïs. Anaïs was very impressed by the clear and motivating coaching skills of Elizabeth. She felt strongly that her children and other children should experience Elizabeth’s coaching.

Both Anaïs and Elizabeth feel strongly that the process of learning how to do a sport WELL help children achieve life goals because it takes endurance, self-discipline, constant hard work, focus, and acceptance of multiple failures to succeed. 

Kosandra Sports was born to make a difference in children’s lives by teaching them how to achieve what they love through sports training.

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Elizabeth (Elizaveta Kosareva), Founder

Coach Elizabeh

Coach Elizabeth is a sports professional, figure skating coach and professional dancer who has coached and performed in Russia, USA, China and Turkey. She is passionate about teaching and guiding children to love sports, be good at sports, and most importantly, be happy doing sports.

Elizabeth started learning figure skating since she was 3 years old in her mother Irina Kosareva’s figure skating school. Irina (Ирина Косарева) is a famous figure skating coach who has taught and guided many young figure skating champions. Growing up in such an environment with her mom as her mentor, Elizabeth also learned how to train young and teenage skaters to succeed in competitions. And, when she started her own teaching, many of her students became medal winners of numerous national competitions, which made her realise that she was born to coach and was passionate about it.

Mom & daughter at the ice skating training
Mom & daughter at the ice skating training

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First steps on the ice rink
First steps on the ice rink

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Ice Skating class with Coach Elizabeth
Ice Skating class with Coach Elizabeth

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Mom & daughter at the ice skating training
Mom & daughter at the ice skating training

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Dancing move
Dancing move

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World Dance Olympiad, Moscow
World Dance Olympiad, Moscow

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Moscow Kremlin, Red Square
Moscow Kremlin, Red Square

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Dancing move

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Still a teenager, Elizabeth entered a dancing academy to study modern dance which included gymnastics and acrobatics training. After becoming a professional show dancer, she was chosen to be in a troupe that performed in a number of mega Russian & International TV shows. She also performed for many Russian and overseas celebrities such as Bonnie Tyler, Gipsy Kings, Vitas, Angelica Agurbash, and Nadezhda Kadysheva.

Though Elizabeth also has a university degree in Business & Service and had a promising career in the hospitality industry where she worked for a few years, her heart has always been with teaching sports to children. She has always felt that her achievements in life so far are all thanks to her sports training and the soft skills that she picked up through her physical education.
 

Anaïs Chingmay Jo, Co-Founder

Anaïs is an interpersonal/intercultural communication coach and interpreter (Cantonese, Mandarin, English, French & Spanish), and most importantly, a mother of two daughters aged 5 and 9.

 

Emma (9) and Noemie (5) began their musical training, mostly violin, at a very young age. They are very good at music but they were not fond of physical education at all. They were active children but did not like instructed sports before they met Coach Elizabeth. However, after joining classes at Kosandra Sports, they quickly improved their sports skills and began to enjoy being trained in a structured but entertaining style. Like many other children in their classes, they adore Coach Elizabeth who makes them work hard without them knowing it.

Anaïs
Anaïs

Anaïs

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Anaïs and daughters
Anaïs and daughters

Anaïs and daughters

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Noemie & Emma
Noemie & Emma

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Anaïs
Anaïs

Anaïs

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At the beginning of 2021, Elizabeth and Anaïs met and shared about their passions in sports and children development, they decided to put their ideas into actions, and thus created Kosandra Sports.