Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 USATT Coach of the Year
 

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5 Levels of Communication

Player / Coach Relationship

 
 
 
 
 
 
To reach your highest potential, you and your coach must communicate on a detailed level realizing that communication is a two-way street.  In this article, I’m going to outline the 5 levels of communication, then briefly discuss how you can reach your peak potential.
 
Level 1 – Hallway Talk
“Hey, what’s up man.  How you doing?” 

#1 Most Difficult Rule Change

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Devastate the Cheater

Learn the Step-By-Step Approach

 
 
 
 
 
In competitive sports, there are always athletes who want to win so badly, that they will do absolutely anything to accomplish that goal.  Yes, there are cheaters in table tennis too.  Instead of giving you dozens of examples of how cheaters get away with it, I’m going to give you a more general perspective on how you can properly handle any situation that arises.
 

Weak Points

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Weak Points
 
In matches, should you use specific patterns or should you just hit anywhere?  Well, you always want to keep your opponent off-balance while realizing that there are specific shots and locations that commonly cause errors from your opponent.  Today, I’m going to outline a six basic patterns.
(Note:  There are actually hundreds of these patterns.  I’m just listing six as a starting point)
 

HIGHLIGHTS!

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Tournament Tough in 20 Steps

tournament tough
Learn how to train your mind and body!

 
 
#1
Prep work:       Set Goals

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Camps, Tournaments, Leagues, and Classes!

 
 
 
 
 
Events:
August 6-10 Ping Pong Campfor Kids
August 17-18 PresperFinancial Architects Open (Major USATT Tournament)
 

 
July
Monday, July 23rd Mini-Group Classes and Open Club Play
Thursday, July 26th Summer League
Monday, July 30th Mini-Group Classes and Open Club Play

Ten Tactical Timeout Tips

Take 3 minutes to read these 10 tips...

 
 
 
 
 
Ten Tactical Timeout Tips
 
Many international matches have been won or lost based on WHEN the timeout was called and WHAT was said during the timeout.  In this short article, I’m going to give some brief tips about timeouts…
 
#1 Call It Early

Root of the Problem

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Are you looking for it?

 
 
 
 
 
Unless you can find the root of the problem – your problem with persist and you will continue losing.  I often ask players why they lost a specific match.  They often respond with…
 
“It was a bad match.”
“I was just off.”
“I didn’t practice enough.”
“My opponent was on fire.”
 
When I ask for specifics, some have no answer, while others somewhat give generalities like…
 
“I missed too many backhands.”
 

10 Distictions

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Samson Dubina tt@samsondubina.com 330-949-9230
Cost is $45/session or $360 for a full camp
 
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