Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by julian, Sep 25, 2012.
pretty cool. Thanks,
Excellent videos. A "must see" for parents, developmental coaches and kids.
Well I completely agree with you. But still appreciate the effort the USTA is making to stir interest and participation. That's what it takes to get down to the kids and parents who fit into tennis. Rehashing and repackaging that stuff is just part of the process. The cup doesn't have to be half empty.
Any good organizations need to serve their members. To have the videos accessible for free deserves a praise. I give people credit when the credit is due. Glad my membership fee went into something like this.
You seem to forget that there are many kids, especially 10 under out there being coached by their parents.
These new USTA videos look cool for us parents and kids compared to the USTPA DVDs I bought from TW a few years ago. Those are the old videos repackaged in a DVD formatted. Macci looked much younger back then.
Many available videos on internet are older and nothing much about 10U tennis. Some newer ones, you have to subscribe to get a full access.
Very good videos, it is good to see that USTA is trying to get more parents and coaches involved.
Yeah right, so sorry a s s coaches like you get USTA funds, I don't think so... USTA is not stupid, they know who the best kids are and they are watching them, giving them money, supporting them, offering free training travel reimbursements etc. They are getting it done and I know it sucks for you to sit at home and wish you were involved. American youngsters are getting better and better and there are a bunch of them coming up, thanks to the USTA. USTA do have a formula that is working, it took them a few years to identify the kids since Pmac came in and we are witnessing the rise of USA tennis, it is right around the corner I think more so with girls than boys but I really think that both are on track.
These videos are valuable for parents. Even if they do not attempt to teach their kid themselves they at least can get an idea how it should look like and select a competent coach who is teaching things shown in these videos. You would not believe what some people teach. I wish I watched these videos when we were starting out - we escaped from our first coach by just sheer luck
I highly doubt many parents will do that. They drop the kids off and monitor tournament wins. Always have, always will. Parents are so much busier than they were even 5 years ago. Most have their noses in their smart phones. It will be a rare parent who would monitor the videos and compare their kids. Parents that dedicated would have already found alternate resources to do so.
Had they simply invested in supporting the existing coaches and programs that were working so they could have trained other coaches and parents, it would have been much more cost effective and reached more kids.
You are the one that got banned not me. There ar plenty of players coming through. In the next 1-5 years influx of Amrican players will be more than ever. The training centers that USTA has set up are bringing in the best players and very soon all the investment will start paying off.
It's not Abby's Dad - welcome back Chalk! No fun picking on usta without someone feebly defending them.
Btw, nice job with fake Russian accent.
Soo complicated here....
Already Banned? Wow, that was quick.
So, I guess no need for you to respond, but this is not true.......
USTA is not stupid, they know who the best kids are and they are watching them, giving them money, supporting them, offering free training travel reimbursements etc.
What I have observed is the USTA up here in the North, brings kids in, trains them,
75% of the time injures them,
NO ONE SUPERVISES them 50% of the time,
And then after the kid made a sincere effort by dropping out of school and being homeschooled
( and some here know my feelings about that...),
Then they are kicked them out........
So, besides the fact that they appear clueless about who is the best.......
Their strategy seems to be throwing darts against a wall, and seeing what sticks.
Forgetting along the way that they are dealing with little people, kids who have feelings and can be injured by them.
They also do a mind trip on the kids when they kick them out and this is disastrous long term as they take away the kid's confidence
in his or her tennis abilities......
And of course, I am wondering why so much money is spent on so few players who the USTA doesn't even stand by....
Check out the Boca boys and see who got kicked out of there recently.......
I guess I am in the minority. I played junior tennis. I go to my kids lessons. I listen and watch and then during the week we go out and work on what was said in the lesson. I take my kids to all of their tournaments. I try not to be outcome based but performance based as best as I can. I know I need work in that area. For me the videos are good reminders of basic swing paths, the need for sound footwork. There is not anything new in the videos.
You are in the minority. I wish all my tennis parents were like you!
This is precisely my approach too. A lot has changed since I played 30 years ago but I can hit with my kids, reinforce what our coach is saying and try to correct more obvious problems he has idenitified.
My eldest son has only played one tournament (state level U10 round robin) and lost all four matches but we expected that so no tears. What he did show was a really positive and aggressive game that was let down by too many unforced errors due to lazy footwork in the face of better players than he is used to. But he hit enough unplayable winners for us to be really encouraged and he knows where he has to improve.
Well... my parents were not like me. They did not grow up playing competitive sports. I had to beg for lessons and to be able to go to tournaments. We had the money to do it my parents just saw tennis as a hobby and they thought I should have a job when I turned 16. Now my dad says he wished he had done things differently when he sees my kids playing tennis, getting invited to RTCs and making lots of friends all over the south.
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