Timing for Gold Medal Mining!

Timing can mean the difference between winning and losing. Some examples: 1. Junior player gets ball and serves. No timing. So junior is actually just putting the ball in play, not serving. 2. Junior takes time, and thinks. Junior puts ball in play after about 8 seconds. Junior is serving, not putting the ball in more »

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Coach Help! I Can’t Hit the Front Wall!

OMG!! I cannot hit the front wall! My backhand is ruined! My timing is off–let me try harder! Harder! Let me hit 100 of these–getting worse-my backhand stinks! The above thought process was being played out in my athlete’s head. The more they analyzed and tried the worse it got. Solution? As they say in more »

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Winning =Courage, Commitment!

It’s all about the C’s!!! The thrill of coaching big time matches is addictive. I love the on court work with athletes and next weekend is a holiday but I have scheduled 6 hours of lessons to catch up with athletes from out of town. I go up against what I call “Geo-Coaches” and these more »

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Many Branches on Coaching Tree

In football the Bill Parcell’s coaching tree is impressive. Bill Belechick is atop this tree but so is Tom Coughlin and other great coaches. In racquetball The Dave Peck Coaching tree is very impressive. Forget the thousands of national titles in age divisions, Men and Women Pros, and World championships that his coaching spawned and more »

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Modern vs Old School

I got an email today about the modern game of racquetball today and shot selection. The author is a nice guy, but he is dead wrong about the modern game. First, he goes into great detail on crossover steps and why they are important. I believe that thinking is way outdated and creates poor footwork, more »

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Junior VS Senior!

I have the luxury of working with several up and coming players. As my junior players start to play open, one thing stands out and that is shot selection. Case in point: This morning I am going over a video vs a national level age division player. My junior athlete is getting schooled. My junior more »

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Racquetball-Too Good To Die!

Racquetball is dying. Our numbers are way down for the tournaments. Ok-stop with this. Think for a minute. Here are some things to consider: 1. Ball sales have held steady for most of the last five years. A decline of 5% in sales has happened(according to my sources) in the last two years. 2. Sure more »

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