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

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Bible Verses of the Week

Romans 8:28-39

 
 
 
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

Tournament Checklist

Don't Forget These Items!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Hey!  I look forward to seeing you soon!  Remember to bring...
-Racket
-Shoes
-Spare Racket (identical and assembled)
-Extra Rubber
-Nittaku Premium Balls
-Tripod
-Hand Towel
-Glue
-Glue Sponge Applicator
-Scissors
-Net Checker
-Snacks
-Drinks
-Money
-USATT Rule Book
-Notebook and Pen
-Extra Clothes
-Phone
-Phone Charger
-Water Bottle

13 Stages

Develop a systematic approach to learning a new skill

 
 

Tournament Tough in 20 Steps

Learn how to train your mind and body!

 
 
 
Tournament Tough in 20 Steps
-Written by ITTF Coach Samson Dubina
 
 
#1
Prep work:       Set Goals

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NEW Videos from the Samson Dubina TT Academy

Pan American Champion

The Best in North and South America

 

Winning in Mind

Part I and Part II

Redefining Winning

Winning Defined by the E.L.M. TREE

 
 
 
 
E.L.M. TREE  -  By Jim Thompson
 
E for Effort
L for Learning and improvement
M for bouncing back from Mistakes
 
What was buried in the initial mystifying sport psychology lecture were three keys to success in sports.  Athletes on your team absolutely will be successful sooner or later if they…
#1 Routinely give their best

Success

Quiz Yourself on the 12 Aspects of Mental Success!

 
 
 
 
The ITTF Advanced Training Manual lists 12 elements to mental success in table tennis.  Quiz yourself to see how well you are doing on each aspect.  Take 2-3 minutes to ponder each point.  Ask yourself how well you are doing on each point during important tournament matches.  If you aren’t doing well, ask yourself how to improve that aspect. 
 
1. Physical relaxation – muscular tension is closely connected to miserable performance.  On the other hand, feelings of relaxation are associated with top performances.
 

Improving Your Serves

Through Visualization and Deliberate Practice

Improving Your Serves
By Coach Samson Dubina
 
 
Many players want to develop new serves.  That is great.  I recommend it.
 

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