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

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Coaching Policy

Coaching at Tournaments


Thanks for your support of the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy!  We now have a base of 48 students who are taking private lessons and/or group classes.  One of the most difficult aspects of running the academy is establishing policies of coaching during tournaments.  I would likely to briefly outline some of the rules...
The Samson Dubina TT Academy is planning to have 4 USATT tournaments and 4 unsanctioned tournaments each year.  As Samson is the tournament referee, he is not allowed to coach at these events.  This is a USATT rule.
SDTTA will do our best to ensure that premium members receive some coaching in some matches from some of the coaches.  The number of matches you will receive coaching drastically varies based on which days you play, which events you enter, and who you play against.  Non-premium members can pay for coaching during tournaments.  Payment needs to be submitted to SDTTA prior to the start of the tournament.  The rate is $20-$30/match for Blake or Joe,  $30-$50/match for Chance,  and Samson is likely not available.
SDTTA Coaches will not coach against other SDTTA students.  A "student" is defined as someone currently taking private lessons and/or group lessons at the academy.  For example, at the Nittaku Ohio Open (Nov 8-9), a SDTTA coach will coach against you if you aren't taking lessons during the month of November.  Attendees at our camps doesn't classify you as a SDTTA student.  Also, former students don't classify as SDTTA students.
SDTTA is choosing not to regulate parents and siblings and students coaching students.  This will be on a case by case basis.  However, we are strongly encouraging students to cheer for and support other students through the event.
Thanks for your support!  
The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy is dedicated to bringing the Olympic sport of table tennis to a new level in Ohio through professional coaching, elite tournaments, world class equipment, and promoting sportsmanship on and off the court!
Here is what a premium membership includes...
Summer and Winter Camps
Weekly Group Classes (1.5 - 2.5 hours/week)
Weekly Private Lessons from Samson (2 hours/month)
Team Uniform
Tournaments (SDTTA events - 1 event free)  
Coaching at Tournaments (from a SDTTA coach)
Open club play for member and family
Thursday league for member and family
Friday league for member and family
10% Discount of Pro Shop Equipment
Payments can be $297-$397/month or $2970-$3970/year.