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How to teach "My Strategy" Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

 

How to teach "My Strategy" Part 1
 

For example use the technique of role reversal when teaching the player where to defend when the player is in either the D1 or D2 Zone and is blind to the opponent. 

Ask the player ..... "where do you want to be by the time the opponent is about to hit the ball"?

Eventually the player will respond.... "on the T".

Get the player to play a game and during the game when the player is in either the D1 or D2 Zone stop the play.

Tell the player that you refer to this back corner as the D2 Zone 

The player now realises that when positioned in either the D1 or D2 Zone in order to attain the T the player must hit the ball high and slow .

How to teach "My Strategy" Part 2

Now that the player has discovered that to attain the T when positioned in either the D1 or D2 Zone the player must hit the ball high and slow.... the player now needs to use the process of "Implementation" (via routines) which encourages the player to defend. This process assists the player to identify when positioned in either the D1 or D2 Zone (and blind to the opponent) to hit the ball high and slow.

Implementation of My Strategy.

The player must before hitting the ball:
Identify what zone the player is in.
Identify that the player cannot see the opponent (blind). When blind the player assumes the opponent is in the T area.
These components must be identified sequentially before selecting what shot to play.

This is referred to as conscious squash.

Routines specific to "My Strategy" when the player is positioned in either the D1 or D2 Zone.

For example, the player positions in the D1 zone and with the assistance of visualisation says  "I am in the D1 zone I am blind to my opponent, I will hit the ball high and slow". Also, when the player positions in the D2 zone and with the assistance of visualisation says  "I am in the D2 zone I am blind to my opponent, I will hit the ball high and slow".

 

 

How to teach "My Strategy" Part 3
 
After doing routines specific to "My Strategy" in the D1 and D2 Zones the player is now ready to practice the strategy during match play scenarios.
 
 
"I am in the D1 zone (or D2 zone), I am blind to my opponent, I will hit the ball high and slow".
 
 
 
 
The player needs to continue practicing in matches until the player can consciously identify the zones and respond appropriately.
 
 
Two new videos to be uploaded this month (July).
Using role reversal when teaching the player where to defend when the player is in either the D1 or D2 Zone. The player must be blind to the opponent - uploaded - 7th.

Using role reversal when teaching the player where to defend when the player is in either the D3 or D4 Zone. The player must be blind to the opponent -  uploaded - 9th

Visit Main Menu: My Strategy Sub Menu: Implementation - Article "Role Playing".

 
 
 
 
 
 
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