by Samson Dubina on Sun, 2023-03-26 23:58
Player / Coach Relationship
To reach your highest potential, you and your coach must communicate on a detailed level realizing that communication is a two-way street. In this article, I’m going to outline the 5 levels of communication, then briefly discuss how you can reach your peak potential.
Level 1 – Hallway Talk
“Hey, what’s up man. How you doing?”
by Samson Dubina on Wed, 2019-03-20 10:17
New Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy
Pay-Per-Time vs Pre-Pay
NEW Samson Dubina TT Academy
For both private lessons and group classes, we offer both Pay-Per-Time and Pre-Pay options. So which should you choose?
by Samson Dubina on Sat, 2018-11-03 10:39
Why is he developing into one of the best US coaches? It isn’t his rating, it isn’t his US ranking, it isn’t his forehand or backhand or footwork. It is his mind.
See, most top players began playing at 7 or 8 years old and the skills were developed at a young age from repetition again and again during structured training programs. Not for Chance Friend. He had to work through many things on his own learning skills throughout his teen years and he learned to watch pros, think for himself, and try to develop his own game.
by Samson Dubina on Sat, 2018-06-09 23:01
Watch the action and learn from the lectures!
Week 1 of the Ohio Mega Camps was centered around foundational strokes and footwork. Check out the action and watch the videos!
There are 6 aspects of every stroke. Regardless if you are a beginner or professional, you need to learn these elements of the stroke and be willing to adjust them as necessary during both drills and match play.
Preparation involves seeing what type of shot your opponent did. Without understanding what type of ball is approaching, it is difficult to choose the right shot.
by Samson Dubina on Tue, 2015-01-27 20:32
by Samson Dubina on Sat, 2014-01-25 18:12
Listen to what other coaches are saying...
I have attended many tournaments over the past 17 years and have heard many coaches give advice to their students. In this article, I’m going to quote some coaches and tell you what they advised their students between games. Before reading my comment below, you decide for yourself if the advice is good or bad…
The score was 9-9 in the final game, the coach called timeout and told his student, “Do the right thing.”
by Samson Dubina on Thu, 2012-04-05 16:30
Coach Carl Hardin is both a table tennis coach and a top-level bowling coach. This week, we had a brief conversation on the phone. At the end of the talk, I asked him to summarize what he was explaining in article form so that you could see the difference. If you have ever come to one of my classes, you will understand that Coach Carl Hardin's approach has had a huge impact on my coaching.
Understanding Your Mistakes
By Coach Carl Hardin