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Archive | December, 2013

Pierre “The Bear” Lamarche: “Happy Holidays!”

20. December 2013

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Pierre “The Bear” Lamarche: “Happy Holidays!”

Thank you for being part of our readership. We are All Canadian tennis and lets make it even better in the New Year. Go Canada, what a country.

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Hopman Cup: “Team Profile: Canada”

20. December 2013

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Hopman Cup: “Team Profile: Canada”

The young, dynamic Canadian pairing of Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard are proving one of the most popular teams for the upcoming Hyundai Hopman Cup. The duo will ensure Canada’s participation at the mixed teams event for the first time in a decade and just the second time ever, and given their stunning individual seasons in 2013, they’re poised to do some major damage when they take to the Perth Arena to kick off the new year.

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Stefanie Mullen: “10 Things Parents of Athletes Need to Know”

20. December 2013

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Stefanie Mullen: “10 Things Parents of Athletes Need to Know”

I have seen some things on the sidelines over the years that would give you nightmares. Casts being sawed off, coaches going to blows, parents screaming obscenities at the other teams fans. U.G.L.Y. We have all gotten way too emotionally involved in our kids sports. We have forgotten that it’s about the the kids and the lessons, the journey if you will, not the end point.I have an 18 year old now. He is playing D1 lacrosse for an east coast college and I couldn’t be prouder of him. My 16 yo is committed to a college on the east coast to play as well in 2015. One thing I know for sure is this. They did it. Not us. No amount of screaming, calling coaches, forcing practices would have mattered if they didn’t want it. It was our goal to be supportive, try and embarrass them as little as possible and give them the tools they needed to achieve their dreams. But they had to fight for those dreams. Not us.

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Changing the Game Project: “Our Biggest Mistake: Talent Selection Instead of Talent Identification”

20. December 2013

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Changing the Game Project: “Our Biggest Mistake: Talent Selection Instead of Talent Identification”

Many youth sports coaches claim to be great talent identifiers, and point to the results of their 11 year all star team as proof. Yet they are not talent identifiers. They are talent selectors. The difference could not be more striking, or more damaging to our country’s future talent pool in many sports.

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Pierre ‘The Bear’ Lamarche: “Boulais Joins Tennis Canada”

17. December 2013

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Pierre ‘The Bear’ Lamarche: “Boulais Joins Tennis Canada”

Yves Boulais, a long time fixture of Canadian tennis will reintegrate into the Canadian Tennis Family and become the Director of High Performance Clubs and Under 10 Talent Development. Boulais who is married to former WTA top 30 Patricia Hy-Boulais is well-known and respected by many Canadian players and coaches who have had working and personal relationships with him over the last twenty five years.

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Wayne Elderton: “AceCoach e-Newsletter December 2013″

17. December 2013

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Wayne Elderton: “AceCoach e-Newsletter December 2013″

Timing is Everything: As a complement to the videos featured this month, this newsletter will explore the element of timing. If you were to force me to pick the most important technical element in tennis, that would be challenging. There are many elements that would compete for the title. All would have good rationale. For example footwork/movement would be up at the top of the list. If one can’t get to the ball, they can’t do anything with it. I guess the debate would be if footwork/movement is ‘technical’.

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