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Old 07-08-2013, 04:03 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by andfor View Post
Many programs that have an asst. coach provide individual workouts for their players. Video stroke analysis and tweaking for improved mechanics is common at many programs. Sometimes the head coach does the stroke analysis and tweaking, sometimes it's the assistant. Your point about making stokes worse is unlikely, even at the lower levels, unless the coach does not know what the heck he is doing. Respectfully, to say that stroke improvement is marginal is very short sighted. Slight improvements are often the difference between winning and losing. Any good program and coaching staff is looking for an edge and to improve in all areas. What's prioritized for one player may not be for another. The big picture is made up of many individual components. Coaches who do not have a grasp on all moving parts will be exposed or be subjected to limited success.
I mostly agree with what you're saying, my point is that stroke development is low on a priority list. If you have an assistant coach, that's a different story. If you have time to do everything, then yeah, it should be done. I just think that a great head coach doesn't necessary have to be a great player, which is what this thread is about.
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