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  1. Mick3391

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    Here's a video of Mick and I warming up. I have a bunch more videos of play, however YouTube is not letting me load another.

    Does anyone know how to load additional videos? On this one, I hit "Dashboard", and a screen came up that said "Upload Video", simple, just hit it, found first video, and up. Going back in, I can't find ANYTHING that says "Upload Video" or "Upload addition video".

    Help would be appreciated.
     
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  2. thecode

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    cool sound effects!
    Is your boy the one closest to the camera?
     
  3. luvforty

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    wow - the year 2100.... i will be dead for a long time..

    nice time spend together between father and son... that's what counts..

    all the technical mumbo jumbo doesn't make 1 bit of difference in the end.
     
  4. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    just a couple of things, Mick

    first, thanks for the video, you are nice looking folks! :)

    ok, I have a question, why begin with serving?

    it is a very unusual approach, and certainly makes it pretty difficult for the young fella to get any sort of rhythm going on his groundstrokes.

    this is why I am not going to comment too much on young Mick's game, I don't feel like that format gives him any sort of chance to shine at all.

    It does look like there are some really major technical issues with his FH and he seems to have a racquet that is way too heavy, just based on the way he swings it, but I suspect a lot of that is the fact that he is trying to return serves all the time...

    your thoughts?
     
  5. thecode

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    well handled mate
     
  6. Mick3391

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    When I hit slow shots, he doesn't play well, gets too relaxed. When I hit it harder he is forced to do better although he didn't there. I have a ton of videos, just need to know how to load more.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  7. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    you're welcome.

    I usually start at the service line with my son (he's 13) and hit until we are getting 20+ shot topspin rallies, then go to the baseline and grind for a while.

    then we decide if we are going to play some feed in points, or maybe a set, work on something specific, whatever.

    Liam is very, very technically 'correct', however, so topspin mini tennis with full strokes isn't a challenge for him, so you might think about starting from the baseline with some feed in groundstrokes? (I'm thinking Mick might not be able to maintain a rally from the service line)

    just hit it like a rally ball to within a couple of steps of Mick so he still has to move and the ball has pace while still being at a natural height so he can get a bit of rhythm going.

    oh, the video quality is fine, though! :)
     
  8. Mick3391

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    Mick can hit from behind the baseline, mid court, net. He can hit flat, slice or topspin. You can't assess too much from what you saw, it was my first experiment with putting up videos and just picked that randomly.

    Sometime we just do baseline rally's, other times work on him progressively coming forward, work on serve, everything.
     
  9. Mick3391

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    Thanks, so cool hearing from Aussies, they are typically very cool.

    Got more coming once someone helps me with YouTube!
     
  10. Mike2228

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    I'm sure the info is here somewhere but I don't feel like searching. How old is your son?
     
  11. Mick3391

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    12, been playing for about 10 months now.
     
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    To the right of the search bar, just click on "Upload"(not the little down arrow w/dashboard, video mgr,analytics). That takes you to a new page..."Select Files to Upload".

    Click on the big up arrow in the middle of the screen, (turns red).

    Now a pop up to choose files comes up. Navigate to the folder where your videos are located. Select one or multiple files that you want to be uploaded & click "Open"

    Your videos will start uploading to YouTube. On the top right there should be an option to "Add another video". You can click on that while other video(s) are uploading and pick one or more vids to add if you choose...
     
  13. Mick3391

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    Thank you very much.

    See, that is exactly what I did the first time, but now it just won't happen. I'm telling you I messed around with it for a good hour last night.

    Do I have to have "Channels", then upload to them? I saw where I am not paying for anything, do I need to pay to do more than one video?

    Thanks again.
     
  14. Mike2228

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    No, you should be able to upload all you want.
     
  15. sabala

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    No probs!

    Nope, don't worry about Channels or anything and you don't have to pay for vids. I'm uploading a bunch of Indian Wells vids and not paying.

    All I can think of is 1. you're not logged in to your account, (sometimes I get logged out for some reason and have to log back in) or 2. You Tube isn't accepting the video format - although you did get one video up so shouldn't be a problem?
     
  16. Mick3391

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    OK, thanks, I'll keep working on it.

    Have to tell you I feel like throwing this computer out the window! I mean why can't they just have in big bold words, UPLOAD, you click it, then search your computer and add, very frustrating.

    I mean even when I did it, I was all over the place, happened to stumble upon it.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Quickie visual tutorial...

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  18. Mick3391

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    You are too cool! Sadly I did that already, it simply won't let me anymore.

    I haven't messed with it tonight yet, I will and I'm sure figure it out. I even showed my son who knows about computers and he was like "I don't see any option", we clicked every button, and of course kept going back to the diagram you showed.
     
  19. TomT

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    Ok, finally a video! The camera is good quality. No problem there. You say you're having problems with YouTube allowing you to upload additional videos. I have no idea why. I've uploaded as many as 10 videos simultaneously to YouTube.

    One thing you might pay attention to is to NOT upload videos in the raw or source file .AVI format (what was the size of the video file that you uploaded to YouTube?) What you want to do is run them through a video editor or at least some sort of video converter that will significantly reduce the size of the video files. Well, I don't know that that's necessary, but it's what I've always done and I've never had any sort of problem with uploading any videos in any amount to YouTube. (I think you'd be a great BetaTester. No offense.)

    One way to do this, the method that I use, is to simply edit videos using Windows MovieMaker 2.6 (if you're using the Windows 7 operating system). And yes, when you get to presenting videos of point play, etc., then you're going to have to spend some time actually editing the videos.

    The thing about the .AVI file format is that it's a container format that can encompass a rather wide variety of specific encoding protocols. The fact that your Windows Media Player was having some problems playing the source files, and now the fact that you report that YouTube will not allow additional uploads says to me that maybe you should convert your source files before uploading them to YouTube. But, I don't really know. All I know is that I've never had any of the problems that you've been having (dozens of different camcorders and years of uploading stuff to YouTube).

    Other than that my first impression is that young Mick has loads of talent and I'm looking forward to many many more videos from you.

    Still cold up there, eh? It's so warm down here that even at night I can work up a sweat while trying to sleep and have to turn on the air conditioner for a while. :) Eat your heart out. Or, just move to South Florida. :)

    I should also add, very sincerely, that I think it's great that you spend so much time with your son. It's the reason that, amid your occasional bluster and boasting, and computer problems, I figure you're worth paying attention to and spending some time on.
     
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  20. Mick3391

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    Hey Tom, you can't tell much from Mick off that video except he's not awake yet and misses most serves, more later you'll like.

    Yea I spend tons of time with my son, I raise him, it's paid off well. Also it's hard not to boast when one is so great:) Just joking.
     
  21. TCF

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    Mick, they have new rules that prohibit posting of any videos or discussions about specific juniors. The only discussions allowed are of generic junior development issues. Some threads have been pulled since the new rules took effect so you may want to pull that video link before that happens.
     
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    After all of that hassle?

    Can anyone confirm this?
     
  23. Mike2228

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    As the kids father I would think you have the right to post videos of your son.
     
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    I didn't watch the whole video, but of the parts I did, your son made maybe 10 returns. Doesn't quite match up to what you have said :confused:
     
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    Maybe Mike is right, I am not sure as these are new rules. I did notice some posts with video links being removed. Below is what they had said to us about it. Anyway, awesome to see you and your boy enjoying the game!

    "We will no longer allow the discussion of any specific junior players. Any threads/posts regarding specific junior players will be removed. Persistence in posting the names of juniors can lead to your account being banned.

    Thank you,
    Talk Tennis Admin"
     
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    I would agree with Mike also.... it would make sense that the policy is not to discuss about juniors without the parents consent.
     
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    It's an interesting point actually - if you take the words from Admin literally then no parent/coaches would be able to link to a vid to ask for advice for their son/daughter/pupil, which I know many have found very helpful over the years. The issue in the original junior forum was not in this mould though, so i'm not sure where that would lie.

    cheers
     
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    it sure sounds like the point of the rule is to get rid of the long threads about particular nationally known (but young) juniors, that used to be in the old forum--like ash says. so i would think this one is okay.

    i am actualy really interested in seeing another vid because i had the same reaction as prodigy1234 above, the play between the two of you in the video is a lot different from what you have been saying.. getting a good rally going sure seems to me to be the best way to start off a training session, but what do i know, my kid doesn't have a lot of interest in tennis.
     
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    Admins....can we get some clarification? Are parents allowed to post videos of their own kids here to get technical advice or are all videos of minors prohibited?
     
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    Then why start in the first place? Why would you make a thread about your son in the tips/instruction forum and then not expect to have criticisms when you post a video?
     
  31. Mick3391

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    If you read the thread, you'll see that I thank constructive criticism.

    Some can only criticize, accuse, not offer anything, and I just don't need it, not for my son. The video is down.

    I'll just share them with TomT privately and he can comment, because I do like to share.
     
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    Don't let the haters ruin it for you. There are people here who could be very helpful.
     
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    Thank you Mike. Tom said the same thing, but you know when it's your son, he's out there trying, sometimes it's hard, you know I get a bit emotional.
     
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    Anyway, keep working with Mick. He shows some natural ability and he is young and appears fit. He has some good upside if he continues practicing.
     
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    Yea it's hard to judge anything from that, it was just one of many videos.

    He did awful there, but often does when we first start. My main problem with him is his lack of hustling. He has shots, but as you know it doesn't matter if he doesn't move and get into position.

    So actually showing him some of these videos help, but I'm going to be doing a new thing where if he doesn't hustle to the shot, he gets to do like two wind sprints, so it's hustle to the shot, or wind sprints. He actually likes that stuff, it's not like it's a punishment, he knows it's for his own good.

    When he plays me, he is way too relaxed. Sometimes I think he imitates me, that is I've literally been hurt since we started for the most part, now torn ligament in my left leg, if you look at my serves I don't jump once, and I can hit without moving with him, so I think he thinks he can get away with that.

    It's incredibly frustrating, sometimes he plays a stranger and he is forced to move because he wants to outwork the guy and he plays great, I get elated, then we go back to me frustrated and him not moving.
     
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    You remind me of Kiteboard.
     
  37. Mick3391

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    Is Kiteboard something that can help my son play? Is it some exercise? I'm sure you are only here to help.
     
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    This thread is now closed. Due to policy changes, we no longer allow discussion of specific junior players.

    Thanks,

    TW Staff
     
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