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

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NEW Coaching Article by Samson Dubina

-New Coaching Article by Samson Dubina
The way you manage pressure has a huge impact on your performance.  About 90% of coaches don’t rightly understand this important concept.  This article isn’t designed to offend average coaches, but rather to educate both coaches and players as to what it means to be mentally strong.
Average Coach

Placement Principle

NEW Coaching Video by Samson Dubina



6 Myths

Change Your Mind and You Can Change Your Performance

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Friction Videos!

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Friction - Part I

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The Talent Trap

Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset

The Talent Trap
By Jim Thompson
Carol Dweck of Stanford University, Author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, has identified 2 distinctly different mindsets of most coaches – the fixed mindset and the growth mindset.
The first is the “Fixed Mindset,” in which an athlete sees ability as set.  Either you have talent or you don’t.  Either you are smart or you aren’t.  This mindset is a dead-end because whether you succeed or not is determined by something totally outside you control

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5 Consistency Tips

by Sarah Jalli


3 Reasons!

3 Reasons Why My Parents Wanted Me to Play Table Tennis


7 Keys to Success

By Sarah Jalli

The coach student relationship is vital for a player’s improvement. The main reason why a player should have a main coach is so that they can work together to improve. Here are some keys to having a good student-coach relationship. 
Build the trust. It is important that as a student, you trust your coach and are open to advice that he/she gives you. As a person with an outside or third person perspective on your game, your coach can help you identify problems which you can’t see on your own.