Coach Samson Dubina US National Team Coach 4x USATT Coach of the Year
 

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Pan American Champion

The Best in North and South America

 

Winning in Mind

Part I and Part II

Redefining Winning

Winning Defined by the E.L.M. TREE

 
 
 
 
E.L.M. TREE  -  By Jim Thompson
 
E for Effort
L for Learning and improvement
M for bouncing back from Mistakes
 
What was buried in the initial mystifying sport psychology lecture were three keys to success in sports.  Athletes on your team absolutely will be successful sooner or later if they…
#1 Routinely give their best

Success

Quiz Yourself on the 12 Aspects of Mental Success!

 
 
 
 
The ITTF Advanced Training Manual lists 12 elements to mental success in table tennis.  Quiz yourself to see how well you are doing on each aspect.  Take 2-3 minutes to ponder each point.  Ask yourself how well you are doing on each point during important tournament matches.  If you aren’t doing well, ask yourself how to improve that aspect. 
 
1. Physical relaxation – muscular tension is closely connected to miserable performance.  On the other hand, feelings of relaxation are associated with top performances.
 

Improving Your Serves

Through Visualization and Deliberate Practice

Improving Your Serves
By Coach Samson Dubina
 
 
Many players want to develop new serves.  That is great.  I recommend it.
 

Champions!

Pan Am Youth Championships

US Table Tennis Team Takes Home a Big Medal Haul
from 2021 Pan Am Youth Championships
US National Junior and Cadet Teams Win a Total of Thirty-Seven Medals – Twenty of them Gold –
at the Recently Completed Pan Am Youth Championships in Santo Domingo
 

Champions!

Pan Am Youth Championships

 
2021 Pan Am Youth Championships
Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic
 
 
Team USA had great start to the week by winning…
Under 15 Girls Teams – Gold
Under 15 Boys Teams – Gold
Under 19 Girls Teams – Gold
Under 19 Boys Teams – Bronze
 

3:1 Principle

Learn to evaluate your training sessions!

 
 
 
3:1 Principle
 
Inconsistency is likely the main reason for your poor performance in tournaments.  Will doing more drills help you?  Possibly.
 
Here at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, we aren’t just concerned with the number of hours, we are also concerned about the quality of the hours realizing that each individual player might need to adjust his/her drills slightly.  In this article, I’m going to briefly outline the 3:1 principle that we have developed.
 

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