Real time decision making is an important skill we endeavour to develop in our kids. Players are taught to make confident , instantaneous decisions - learning how to recognise opportunities , when to use the skills they've mastered during training and how to implement them. We believe that confidence is the most important thing to install in our kids, and that if our players can make confident decisions on-court, then they can make confident decisions in life.
By working to expand decision making ability, court awareness and creativity, it will create opportunities in the moment thus creating a better player.
We strongly believe that the teaching methods and/or philosophy will not matter if the person you are teaching it to is struggling with confidence. We find ways of making our players believe in themselves and have the confidence to understand , observe, analyse and fix any problem areas in their game. We also strive to give them the self awareness to independently monitor, progress and improve themselves and their circumstances.
Our coaches provide players with encouragement and positive support to perform on-court, fuelling the self-belief that gives them the courage to do great things in life.
We discourage our kids from blindly following orders and encourage them to question, be imaginative and come to their own conclusions on the best outcome for themselves and the people around the them with understanding the How, Why and when. We teach our players to " create, not wait" as we don't want our players to be robots, and because we encourage quick movement of the ball, we discourage over- analysis and hesitation during a game. We trust the vision, instinct and quick decision making of our players
We teach our players to be fully aware of the on court surroundings by expanding their vision and their understanding of what is happening around them during a game. The how, why and when concept is very crucial to a players court awareness. How things are happening, why they are happening and when they are happening.
We encourage our players to take risks, use their imagination and back themselves: to make a daring decision and learn from it rather than learn about something then make a slow or unconfident choice. Yes, sometimes moves will not always play out as planned, but we think a player with bold vision is preferable to a hesitant, mechanical one. Knowing that mistakes will happen, learning from them means our players aren't afraid to walk their own self assured path. We teach our kids a wrong decision is better than an indecision, and that if they fall flat on their face, taking a risk is preferable to never having tried at all.
We teach players to be creative and think outside the square. We don't want players to be so structured in their movements and plays that they become robotic. We help teach players to make independent decisions and to use their own instinct to spontaneously respond to on- court happenings.