If the skill you selected was within your players’ capabilities and you have done an effective job of introducing, demonstrating, and explaining it, your players should be ready to attempt the skill. Some players, especially those in younger age groups, may need to be physically guided through the movements during their first few attempts. Walking …

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Good tennis coaches recognize that athletes make two types of errors: learning errors and performance errors. Learning errors are ones that occur because athletes don t know how to perform a skill; that is, they have not yet developed the correct motor pattern in the brain to perform the skill. Performance errors are made not because …

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What is Talent?  Talent is considered by most to be a genetic predisposition, a sense of natural ability handed down through the family gene pool. Expert educators in various fields agree that every’ decade one truly gifted individual walks through their door. Does this mean that most truly successful people aren’t genuinely talented or does it …

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In my opinion, most of the ATP and WTA professionals you watch on^television did not demonstrate early phenomenal promise. They simply were solid athletes, with “potential who were nurtured the love for the game twenty hours a week. The best players were motivated by very powerful forces. Find out what is motivating your child? Common motivational …

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The energy of our reasoning Tennis players acknowledge how their reasoning influences their body capacities and how it influences their feelings. Both body and feelings impact their tennis execution. Thought – body association Our musings influence our body significantly more than we know about. Entirely is a piece of our reasoning that influences our body …

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 The development of new racket technology and the evolution technique (grip changes, more spin and the quest for maximum power) have increased racket-head speed on all shots, which has profoundly affected the follow-through and how it is taught. The most important thing to remember about the follow-through is that, if you have a good swing path …

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If your child has a reoccurring nightmare of losing to pushers in tournaments, how is spending 6hours a day drilling the ball back and forth in an academy going to help? It’s not! ​ After tournament matches, the parent has to provide detailed information to the coach. This is done through charting or videotaping of the match. Unless …

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If your players can hit side to side and up and back, they have the ability to exploit their opponents by hitting to their weaknesses. This could be as simple as identifying that the backhand is weaker than the forehand and directing most shots to the weaker backhand side. It may be a little more …

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Feeding is a way to introduce the ball in play during practice. Teaching your players how tomake “friendly feeds” to teammates allows you to move around the court to offer tips and suggestions. Feeding also helps players gain experience and confidence in handling the racket and ball. Each activity may require a different type of feed depending …

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Footwork Tennis Drills Utilize these tennis backhand drills to build a lethal combo of techniques to dominate a tennis game.

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As one of the most important strokes in tennis, practicing these service games on a regular basis your serve will improve gradually and consistently.

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The following drills are all designed to improve your singles game rapidly and effectively. Enjoy.

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Tennis groundstroke rally drills are created around the idea of rallying far behind the baseline and hitting consistently back and forth.

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10 Essential Pieces of Equipment for Hockey Players

There’s no doubt about it; hockey equipment can get very expensive, but you can’t put a price on safety. You’ll want high quality gear at the best prices. Here’s a list of ideas to consider (and links to find them):   Whats Here Bauer IMS 5.0 Helmet Combo / $69.99 New PowerTek V1.0 Nitro 6 …

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Essential Pieces of Equipment for Soccer Players - Featured

Soccer is increasingly popular with young athletes around the country, perhaps because it is such a great team sport. There’s room for young athletes to shine in lots of different ways. For example, a child need not be tall if she is quick. He may not be quick, but he can become an expert in …

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What’s the best way to help your players improve their tennis?  By playing and practicing tennis skills of course.  Therefore, much of the training for tennis should be sport specific.  Especially when it comes to footwork.  Many players work on their movement and footwork skills, but to have the best results they should emulate the …

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Tennis group drills are suitable for adults and juniors and often consist of practice games and drills that focus on the fun aspect of the game.

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8 Ways to Improve Your Child's Athletic Explosiveness

We want our children to be well-rounded in all areas; in the classroom, in social settings and on the ball field too. But when it comes to their athletic ability, how do we make sure that they’re reaching their highest potential? Are there certain diets, activities, or exercises we should push to help them succeed? …

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Tennis coaching drills can help players improve the tennis strokes and technique with feeding drills or live ball tennis drills to simulate point play.

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We pick the best tennis drills for beginners, intermediates, and advanced players. They can be used by individuals or groups.

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Dealing With Rude Hockey Parents

Playing on a hockey team is supposed to be a great experience for the kids, guiding them into all sorts of positive character traits, improving their technical skills, and giving them plenty of opportunities for exercise and fun. Coaching a hockey team or even being a supportive, involved parent is supposed to be a positive …

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With 20 Member Clubs, the Premier League is England’s primary football association as well as the most-watched sports league in the world. Broadcasting in 190 countries, in 900 million homes, and with a potential audience of nearly 5 billion, you’d be hard-pressed to find a sports lover that hasn’t dipped their toes into the fandom. …

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Positive Culture

Michael Jordan once said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Great coaches know that, while skills, drills, and practice are very important, it truly takes a team that is willing to work together through thick and thin to make a successful season. With the right steps and strategies in place, athletes’ participation …

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