Coach Samson Dubina US National Team Coach 4x USATT Coach of the Year

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7 Aspects of Tournament Performance

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There are 7 important aspects of tournament success. 
Here they are...
#1 The Mindset - Just Another Day of Practice
During training, you raise your level.  During tournaments, you perform the way you practiced.  Just that, just have the mindset to play your game, your playing system.  Make good decisions, adjust as necessary and try to play relaxed and normal.
#2 The Thoughts
What you think about is really important.  Give yourself some good reminders between points, like measuring the bounce, playing wide angles, keeping your feet active, continuing to spin, etc. etc...
#3 The Distractions
Keep your eyes in the court.  Your mind is so focused on the match at hand, that you don't let your eyes wonder from the court looking at the next court or the spectators.  You keep your eyes contained within the barriers.
#4 The Best Moments
Reinforce a good shot with positive affirmation.  As you affirm your strong shots and clearly remember them, you will have a higher likelihood of repeating them.  In a humble way, comment to your parents, your coach, and to others about your best shots.  The more you write about, talk about, and picture it happening, the more you increase the odds of it happening. (Lanny Basham)  
#5 The Winning Streak
When winning, just keep playing.  You don't need to overthink.  Just let it happen and keep the momentum rolling.
#6 The Losing Streak
When you lose 2-3 points, take your time, analyze the errors, and MORE IMPORTANTLY problem solve and focus on the solutions.  How can you lose 3 points and come back with 100% confidence? focusing on the solutions!
#7 The Decisions
At the end of the day, you are not in complete control of winning and losing.  What are you in control of?  Your decisions.  The choices that you make with which serves to use, where to loop the ball, when to change to the wide forehand, all of these 1000's of decisions are within your control.  So instead of judging your performance based on the scoreboard or draw or rating, just focus on making good decisions.  Make the decisions as you would in practice matches.  And have fun!  Table Tennis is fun, learning is fun, and implementing what you learned in tournaments is fun!

ITTF Coach Samson Dubina
Learn Table Tennis - ONLINE
During the last 15 years, I have been blessed with the opportunity to coach many players - recreational to national champions.  Some are kids, some teens, some adults, and some seniors.  After closing the Samson Dubina TT Academy, I have now shifted to sharing my table tennis knowledge to players worldwide with live, personalized, online coaching.
Yes, I now have openings.  
Yes, I'm available to give you an online lesson.
Everything that we work on together will be accumulative.  
Here is the adventure that we will go on together...
Step 1
Your goals.  Yes, we will have an interactive discussion about your short term, medium term, and long term goals.
Step 2 
Your commitment.  We will talk about your weekly schedule and your opportunities to improve.
Step 3
Your progress.  We will discuss ways of measuring your progress, overcoming obstacles, developing a playing system, strengthening your strong points, and reaching your peak potential.
Step 4
The Sessions.  I highly suggest 1 or 2 online lessons per week.  Between lessons, you will have assigned training sessions to maximize your improvement and test your skills.
Yes, there are several pitfalls to avoid.  The first pitfall is to think that you cannot improve with online lessons.  You truly can improve.  I have given over 700 online lessons to people around the world and these students have seen results - measured results!  The second pitfall is thinking that just one lesson will do it.  It won't.  Everything that you are learning is accumulative.  I'm personally looking for major improvement over the course of weeks and months, not minutes.  This is the reason that I have the price structure designed to give you excellent discounts with long-term commitments.  Why?  Because I'm interested in seeing major progress.  This will only happen with a long-term plan.  The final pitfall to avoid is thinking that Samson will do everything for you.  I won't.  It will take much effort on your part with weekly notes, weekly discipline to follow a structured training program, and the mental focus to remember and apply what you are learning.
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Once you have made the online payment via PayPal, then take a look at my online calendar.  Next, e-mail me the lesson time slots that you want.  I'll confirm, add it to the calendar, and see you at your upcoming lesson!
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Coach Samson Dubina
Coaching Titles

  • USOPC Coach of the Year
  • USATT Developmental Coach of the Year
  • ITTF Level III Certified Coach
  • Coach of the Pan Am Boys' Gold Medalist Team
  • Team Leader at the World University Championships
  • 2x USATT National Team Coach
  • 4x USATT Technology Coach of the Year

Author and Inventor

  • Author of the book - 100 Days of Table Tennis
  • Co-Author of the book - Why Table Tennis
  • Author of Over 600 Coaching Articles
  • Producer of DVD - International Table Tennis Skills
  • Producer of Over 1000 YouTube Coaching Videos
  • Inventor of TT-Flex
  • Inventor of TT-FlexPro
  • Inventor of TT-Serve

Athlete Titles

  • Highest Rating:  2619
  • US Junior Olympic Gold Medalist
  • US National Junior Boys Doubles Champion
  • US National Junior Boys Singles Finalist
  • US National Men's Team Member
  • US Representative at the World Championships in Yokohama, Japan
  • US Representative at the Final World Olympic Qualifier
  • Over 30 US Open Champion
  • Over 30 US National Champion
  • Ohio's #1 Ranked Athlete for 19 Consecutive Years (2001-2019)

Star Students

  • Nandan Naresh - Highest Rating 2682
  • Sid Naresh - Highest Rating 2699
  • Sarah Jalli - Highest Rating 2568
  • Senura Silva - Highest Rating 2621
  • Andrew Cao - Highest Rating 2545
  • Gabriel Perez - Highest Rating 2443
  • Roger Liu - Highest Rating 2389
  • Hesam Hamrahian - Highest Rating 2283