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Old 02-18-2013, 01:55 PM   #13
Join Date: Feb 2007
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Ash - I did not think that was great coaching considering it was directed at a 7 year old kid. When coaching kids that age (in fact this applies to all ages) I try to keep the talking down and the demonstration up and I get the kids to realise for themselves what is going on by asking questions at appropriate times. Kids learn by seeing what to do and how to do it not being told. The coach did not demonstrate any of the shots he was talking about. Even in his endless speech he seemed to assume knowledge of what he meant by USTA, Academy, Lansdorp shots. It got better once the kid started hitting as his feedback was pretty good.
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