Back to Back Weekend Coaching

[ngg src="galleries" ids="14" display="basic_slideshow"] Well I finally have a weekend off from coaching two tournaments in a row: Last Weekend April 29-May 1, 2022, I coached Rocky Carson at the IRT ProStop in LA, CA a part of Team Dovetail. Also attending was Team Zurek Sebastian Franco/Eduardo Garay, Men’s Open Doubles (2nd) Erick Trujillo /JP Gonzales, Men's Open Doubles (3rd) Francisco Fajardo Men’s 30/40 (3rd) Francisco Fajardo/Eduardo Castaneda, Men’s Elite Doubles (Semi's) Then the weekend of April 22-24, 2022 I went to Portland, OR for the USAR NW Regionals. I started the weekend off coaching Charlie Pratt who’s preparing for

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Pass Down-The-Line When Your Opponent Is Too Far Forward

Since returning back from the USAR Nationals at Texas A&M, I thought this would be the perfect time to share another valuable racquetball tip courtesy of Rocky Carson. As you may or may not know, Rocky won the singles and doubles of the U.S. Team Qualifying division. Pass DOWN-THE-LINE When Your Opponent Is Too Far Forward - As you know, I am Paola's and Rocky's coach and these are the same techniques I teach and use with all of my racquetball athletes. I am offering a 20% DISCOUNT on my book, DVD and ALL of my coaching packages, so treat

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The Power of Visualization – Part II

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THE POWER OF VISUALIZATION…from my book, “Championship Racquetball” Article also featured on the IRT website • IRT Articles Part II (How do you visualize?) In the last article I covered Part I of “The Power of Visualization” and defined what visualization was and how it worked. Today I am going to discuss Part II of “The Power of Visualization” and teach you how to visualize using 3 techniques. Method #1 – From the Outside In The first way to practice visualization is to pretend that you are watching yourself on TV.  See yourself on the TV screen of your mind (blue sky) as if you

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Game Situations and Strategies

[caption id="attachment_1646" align="alignright" width="200"] Coach Fran Davis[/caption] A strategy is a method of achieving a specific goal or end result, which is to play your best to win the match. Your strategy helps you carry out your plan. If you just step out on the court without a plan and a particular strategy, you will be doomed from the start. You will always be reacting to the situation rather than creating the situation. You are in a much better position to win when creating the situation right from the beginning of the match.  (more…)

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