Get Back-Get Back!!

There was an old chorus to a Beatles Song that went like this: “Get back, Get back, Get back to where you once belong” (If I have the words wrong I apologize to music experts, but you get the drift.) I say this more times than not in my coaching of matches. If your opponent more »

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Creativity 202

After the skills have been mastered; forehand, backhand, drive serve, serve return, conditioning, shot selection, nutrition, and positioning comes that one area that is really hard to teach. That for lack of a better word is creativity. How do I define creativity? That is hard to do. Examples of creativity 1. Coaching yourself. It is more »

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B-E Creative, B-E Creative!!

Let’s do this in a cheer!! Be creative-B-E-Creative–like the old be agrresive-B-E-Agressive– So I am viewing my early morning videos of my athletes and I see well-coached minions hitting the correct shots from the correct places. What is wrong with that? Well–nothing but…..where is the originality? -No room to create!! A great player comes up more »

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Winning At What Cost?

It is a long road to racquetball excellence; more observations from the IRF Junior World Championships I noticed a few things. The Coaching has improved in all the countries and the players are getting better and better. What is not getting better and better are the mechanics of the kids. I worry when I watch more »

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Great Racquetball Drill-or Great FB Noise?

Another day another well-meaning coaching post on face book. Coach thinks they have discovered another great workout routine. My coaching compadre in Bolivia sent it to me immediately. This drill has a nice concept only one problem. The athlete is practicing wrong technique. Very early in my racquetball life I noticed a huge waste of more »

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Rippers–get Ripping!!

WintertonRacquetballAcademy.com tip of the day-“How do I hit the ball harder?” This Question comes up often when I do these camps, clinics, and lessons. Here is how you do not hit the ball hard-the long sweep stroke does not generate power but does generate excess body movement. Short, compact, and plenty of lower body does generate more »

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Coaching Team Play

Coaching college, high school, or junior team play is one of the hardest things to do. For one thing the players for the most part, are not polished players. They have huge issues with their game but of course they are juniors or college inexperienced players so of course they do! The second thing is more »

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Shot Selection

Strategy for shot selection. I use a phrase “hit to the brown”. Since most floors are brown and the open part of the court will be more “brown”. Hit there! One exception to the rule would be fast players. They will head to the open court with ease so with them you hit against the more »

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