Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 - 2018 USATT Coach of the Year
 

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Recipe For Success

Read 7 tips that I gave my students this week

 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Students,
 
In order to maximize your performance this year, I have laid out some guidelines.  If you follow these steps, you will be able to full apply the information from the lessons, practice them regularly, and reap the benefits from your tournament results.
 
As before, here is what I recommend...
 
#1 Taking notes at the end of your lesson. Before leaving, pull out your notebook and jot down the main points that we discussed during your lesson.
 
#2 Watch the DVDs.  At least 1-2 times per month, I typically send you home with a DVD from the lesson.  By watching the DVD within the first 24 hours, you can get a good refresher about the details of the lesson.
 
#3 Try to balance practice and matches.  For most of my students, I have recommended that they do drills with each other and the robot about 5-6 hours per week as well as play matches at the club about 5-6 hours per week.
 
#4 Play weekly tournaments.  For my students who are having excellent results, this has been a huge key.  If you are not playing the Thursday night tournaments each week, you need to.  Most professional players play competitions on a regular basis.  I'll write more about this in a future e-mail.
 
#5 Attend group sessions.  When you play at my house, you might play well against me.  However, you are not playing against me at a tournament.  I need to see you in action against other players and to be able to coach you in a group setting.  Our next group class is November 7th with me, Coach Jishan Liang, and possibly 1-2 other coaches as well.
 
#6 Record your practice matches.  Please record at least 1-2 matches per month and text me your short video clips.  If it is a longer clip, you can post them to facebook or youtube and send me the link.
 
#7 Get some variety.  Instead of practicing with the same guy each week, try to vary your practice partners and vary which clubs you attend.  This will especially help your serve return.
 
I am VERY happy for the students who attended the Millcreek Open last week.  We took home many titles and I'm proud of those who attended.
 
Congrats to...
 
Roger Liu 
Pro Singles 3rd place
Open Quarterfinalist
u2400 Semifinalist
 
Sarah Jalli
Junior Champion
u1600 Semifinalist
 
Shreyans Bafna
Open Quarterfinalist
u2400 Quarterfinalist
 
Joe Ciarrochi
u1800 Quarterfinalist
 
Scott Badillo
u1800 Quarterfinalist
 
Chris Jordan
u900 Finalist
 
Janset Aykanat
u700 Finalist
 
Great Work Students!
Coach Samson Dubina

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