Why hire a coach and then over-ride their coaching? A friend of mine told of playing a match and hitting shots vs another player. This player had a person telling them not to listen to their coach (not me for the record) and to do what they said because they could beat the coach. Okay so this poor athlete is now confused as to what to do. My question is why hire a coach if you know so much? Answer-sadly in some cases players need someone to “latch on to” to raise their status in the racquetball world. They hire for the name-not for their game!
That should not be the reason for hiring a coach. My advice on this is simple:
Hire a coach. Listen to that coach. Believe in that coach. Practice what they tell you and you will improve beyond your wildest dreams.
Violate any of the above and you will only go so far!
Does the coach have to be a big name? No, not necessarily. My first coach never played racquetball and only watched it. He helped me train and get into a good regimen for conditioning and practice. I will never forget how hard he pushed me physically but I also remember days when I reported and he sent me home. He told me I was too tired to train and he did not want me to over-train. That’s what a good coach will do. Work you hard and make sure you are resting! A good coach is someone you need. A not so good coach is someone who needs a good player.
Coaches who need players….not so much.
Do you need them or do they need you? Be sure you know that answer!
Find the right person and go get’em tiger!!!