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Old 01-30-2013, 04:47 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by psv255 View Post
I agree that to describe what is actually happening, accuracy and conciseness is key, but when a coach wishes to teach something, it is much more feel-oriented; to reproduce what was described as actually happening in a student, we must note that the coach is instructing a subjectively thinking, feeling human being, prone to all sorts of "error" and misinterpretation; surely we're not programming an automaton (obviously I'm exaggerating, but I hope you get my point).

Vince's video reminded me of one of those Powerthirst commercials
True I agree with you. I think analogies can be helpful coaching tools even if they aren't 100 percent accurate. That's why I think it's so funny all the MTM people insist the MTM terminology is the only way to describe modern tennis. A lot of coaches that have been labeled "traditional" by the MTM folks uses coaching advice that can help a lot of students. I think whatever terminology works the student is great. I question how helpful the MTM terminology is for most people.
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