Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 - 2018 USATT Coach of the Year
 

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Online Calendar

August 2020

To book your private lesson with Samson or Chance, call or text Samson at 330-949-9230 or e-mail tt@SamsonDubina.com

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The 1st Calendar is for Coach Chance Friend.
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Bible Passage of the Week

Psalm 19

 
 
 
 
 
Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.

Coaching DURING the Game

Learn the 3 Basic Types

 
 
 
 
Coaching DURING the Game
 
Yes, you are allowed to coach your student during the game!  In this short article, I want to outline the 3 basic types of coaching that can and should sometimes be done DURING THE GAME – encouragement, informative, and secretive.
 
Encouragement
Encouragement like “Come on”  “This point”  “Good shot” “Keep fighting”  are very helpful.  The type and amount of encouragement will differ greatly from player to player.
 
Informative

Nittaku Balls

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A Unique Coaching Method

Learn questions that you should be asking yourself everyday!

 
 
 
During a private lesson at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, I usually ask my student about 20-30 questions. 
 
So why do I ask them questions? 
 
Aren’t I getting paid to answer questions? 
 
Let me explain...   If a student keeps looping my push into the net, I will ask him…
 
A. Why is your backhand loop continually going into the net?
B. Were you watching my racket?
C. Did you read the amount of spin that I put on the ball?

5 Levels of Communication

Player / Coach Relationship

 
 
 
 
 
 
To reach your highest potential, you and your coach must communicate on a detailed level realizing that communication is a two-way street.  In this article, I’m going to outline the 5 levels of communication, then briefly discuss how you can reach your peak potential.
 
Level 1 – Hallway Talk
“Hey, what’s up man.  How you doing?” 

Advice From Heather Dubina

Hear From Samson's Wife

 
 
 
Seven Ways to Boost Your Immune System
By Heather Dubina
 
With the recent covid-19 virus and the subsequent stay at home orders across the country, you might be wanting to boost your immune system as you start to get back to your normal activities, including playing table tennis!
 
1. Get plenty of rest- resting helps your body fight off infections and helps your daily performance. Sleeping for 6-8 hours replenishes and strengthens your physical body and helps you think clearly.
 

Sponsorship Secret

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If you have enjoyed our coaching articles and videos...  make sure that you check out the Ohio Mega Camps this summer!
 

Power Pong Videos

Check out the New Pong Pong Videos!

 
 
 
Thanks to all of you who submitted videos to the contest.  Here are some of the videos that we received...
 

DEADLINE Extended

Win Cash from HOME!

$1000 Robot Contest
 
 
 
We want to find out who is the world’s most creative robot user!  We are thrilled to announce our July contest.  Anyone can win!  First place is $1000 Gift Card or $500 Cash!
 
Here are the Rules:
Step 1 - Design a new Power Pong Robot Drill
Step 2 - Show a 1-2 minute demonstration of you or another player using the drill
Step 3 - Upload it to YouTube as a public video

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