Racquetball Excuses

Poor footing–poor lighting–poor reffing–poor everything–Racquetball excuse bags are full! We can make them all day long. Bottom line is an opponent plays on the same court we do. Poor footing? They have the same problem. Poor lighting etc. They have the same problem. Basically it comes down to who wants it more given the skill more »

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How to Be Coached by Winterton

So I see a podcast a friend sent me titled “Coaching Millennials”. Before I listened to it I had to tell my well-meaning friend. This is a huge issue for me. He looked at me sort of funny and I explained. This implies I have to change how I communicate to reach the new generation more »

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Want a Coach? Or Cheerleader?

You need a coach? Or a cheerleader? Recently I had an athlete who was not happy with my coaching. This athlete ended up with three coaches. Coach one had no idea what I was preparing this athlete for. Coach one prepared this athlete in a way I never would have. When I tried to explain more »

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Coaching World Competition

Last year I returned to international team Coaching, as a private coach only, for the USA Junior team. It has been 14 years since I coached for the USA. I donated my time and efforts and I lost a ton of money but a few things prompted me to help the USA. The coaches asked more »

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Video Blizzard!

A day in the life of Coach Winterton– If you are a regular reader you will know that video readings helped me produce a ton of champions this year! My message to all–do not forget how you got there!! Help me to help you! I have the luxury of working with several top players in more »

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These Ten Will Help You Win!

Racquetball expertise revisited. When I was coming up in the open division local players all wanted to help me. I received tons of advice when I lost and lots of slaps on the back when I won. During all of this I learned to trust my intuition. My gut feeling told me: 1. Trust the more »

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Two out of Three Ain’t Bad!

What in the world? Dennis Quaid and Meat Loaf? What does that have to do with racquetball? Everything! So I am channel surfing a few years ago and come across a documentary on the life of Meat Loaf, the singer, not on the food channel. Dennis Quaid is talking about his buddy, Meat, before a more »

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Practice To Improve Means It Might not be Smooth!

Practicing to get better means mistakes will be made! Often the athlete gets quantity confused with quality. Quality of practice means focusing on your craft and refining it. I always like writing things down because it “tags” these things into your memory. Admittedly all people are different and some people can do this without notebooks. more »

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