Originally Posted by Mrnoital
My 15 year old daughter is a 4.0 (according to her private coach) and consistently gets 3 games per set off of her 5.5 former D1 high school coach. They play every Friday. She also plays the same against her 5.5 private coach, although a suspect he gives her confidence building points. The point is the biggest difference I see when I watch her play her high school coach is consistency and shot selection. That's not to imply that everything else is a wash. It's not. Her coach does everything better, and the differences add up to a lot but I don't see a night and day difference separating them. I see another year and a half of hard work on my daughters part.
This would go with my theory that the real difference is between those trained as junior players and those who take up the game as adults.