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

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5 Levels of Communication

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?” 

Week 1 (Ohio Mega Camp)

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.

#1 Preparation
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.

Coach Vs. Practice Partner

Find the Distinction

 

Coaching Quiz

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.”
 

Understanding Your Mistakes

table tennis blog
By Coach Carl Hardin

 
 
 
 
 
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

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