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

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Distractions

Learn to Control Your Thoughts

 
 
 
 
Distractions are all around us.
Some are preventable, others are not.
 
 
When competing in table tennis, you must do everything possible to avoid the avoidable.
You also must do everything possible to everything possible to block out the unavoidable.
 
 
 

Improve With No Practice?

Is it possible?

Winning Table Tennis

Check out the NEW Coaching Article

 
 
 
 
 
Winning Table Tennis
NEW Coaching Article
By Coach Samson Dubina
 
 
A missing key in table tennis is a proper understanding of between-game analysis and between-point analysis.  In this article, I’m going to mention the three keys – understanding the problem, finding a solution, and encouraging yourself with the benefit of implementing the solution.
 
 
#1 The Problem

Wrong Mindset in TT

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Table Tennis Recognition

Learn about the importance and pitfalls of recognition

 
 
 
 
 
In the table tennis world, giving players recognition is very important.  I think it is great when tournaments have an award podium and make the awards ceremony very official.  The Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy will be promoting more and more recognition in the sport as we continue to grow.  However, some players only play for the recognition from others.  IF THIS IS YOUR MINDSET, IT WILL HINDER YOUR PROGRESS!!!

 

4 Mental Tricks

Pre-Match Preparation

 
 
 
 
 
Many tournament matches are won or lost based on your mental approach going into the match.  There are 4 simple mental tricks that I would like to teach you…
 
Nandan Effect…

Poker Face

Brand New Coaching Video!

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Overplaying

Learn how to pull off that HUGE upset!

 
 
 
 
Overplaying!
In 2016, I was selected as a US National Team Coach.  Throughout 2016, as I talked with many national team players, one main topic continued to rise to the surface – OVERPLAYING! 
Remember:
 
The biggest upsets happen when you play normal.
 

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

Don't Make Me Mad...

Mentally Strong vs Mentally Weak

 
 
 
 
 
Some Random Stranger, “He definitely shouldn’t have done that!!!”
Samson, “Shouldn’t have done what?”    
Some Random Stranger, “He shouldn’t have chooooooed so loudly every time he hit the net or edge with a lucky shot!!!  He made me mad!  When I’m mad, I play so determined!”
Samson:  “So what happens when you aren’t mad?”
 

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