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From: Barney D Reed
Subject: Training for Success
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 04:04:11 GMT
David Fernandez and Barney J. Reed have been two of the most successful US developing athletes in this last decade. This is not to say that we don't have higher achieving athletes on their way or that David and Barney were in anyway better than the champions that preceded them.
As their developing coach I would like to take a minute to share in their success and go over some of the most important ingredients used for their rapid development. These two special athletes played the '97 World Championships at the age of 19 and both will play this year in the 1999 World Championships. In the North Eastern United States, New York and New Jersey specifically, Fernandez has put a stop to David Zhuang's long time tournament dominance and he also currently leads the Puerto Rican National Team by being their top player. This past year Barney J. Reed captured two major titles, a US National and North American Championship title and he too is currently on the US National Team. I'm sure there is more to come from both of these talented athletes but lets talk a little about their training.
A truly progressive training program contains many important ingredients to truly maximize and accelerate your game. However, several specific ingredients are paramount for skill development and having a successful program. The two most important parts that are the staple to success are quality and quantity. In that order.
First, one must find a coach or coaching information that will instill the proper modern technique. Second, one must commit to using this information in a regular training routine.
1. Quality: Insure proper technique for precise strokes and movement. 2. Quantity: Maximize your personal training time.
I have found that one of the best ways to maximize both these specific training areas is to use a robot machine during part of your training. The Newgy robot is user friendly and hands down is the best dollar for dollar product available( I've used others). It is the perfect feeder for multi-ball training. In the beginning the robot allows you to focus on stroke training without having to worry about the end result of ball delivery. Later on, you can focus all your energy on stroke technique, timing and footwork. The Newgy robot releases you from the stress of making your shot, where if missed the rhythm stops. A constant rhythm is the magic that gives you the rapid development in stroke technique and physical conditioning, two ingredients that are essential in developing a high standard of play. The robot presents the player with a controlled situation in which all energy and concentration can be focused into specific areas of development. It also is the perfect tool to allow players to practice good footwork. The robot allows the player to move under controlled conditions for given periods of time that develop the necessary footwork, stroke technique and strengthen physical development. It is also a great and convenient tool for serve practice in that its net always captures the ball.
I have been a firm believer in the usefulness of this development tool since I witnessed its effects on several of my students. Each of the above young men spent hundreds of hours on the Newgy robot refining their stroke technique, footwork and serve game. They are truly a testament to the benefits the Newgy robot delivers.
I believed in this product so much that I currently work with Newgy Industries. I now reside in Gallatin, TN and I am ready and willing to help anyone who is committed to developing their game. If you have any questions on how you can develop your game using the Newgy robot, I will be happy to answer them for you. Further, if you would like to purchase a Newgy robot (which I highly recommend), use my name when ordering and I will be more than happy to develop a personalized training program that will allow you to maximize the benefits offered by personal multi ball training.
E-mail me at email@example.com or call me at 1-800-55-NEWGY
Get yourself on track and start moving forward.
Barney D. Reed
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Larry Thoman)
Subject: Re: Training for Success
It all depends on the knowledge of using the product. I would agree partly with what the previous two posts have said. In general, as your ability increases, the importance of a robot in your training program lessens. The greatest aid of the robot is in perfecting strokes. As Barney Reed said, this takes quality and quantity. There is no more useful device for concentrated practice than a robot. It is available anytime, never gets tired or complains, is always precise, and (at least in the case of Newgy robots) is easy to set up, use, and maintain. It is rare indeed that strokes are perfected much below the 2400-2500 level, so the robot is always useful for its primary purpose up a very high level.
A robot's usefulness varies not only with the general playing ability of a player, but also with the type of training required during a particular phase of training. Most high level players have a fairly regimented training season. They first pick out a specific goal that they want to achieve at the end of the season (i.e., win the world championships). Then with their coach, they develop a training program that will lead them to their best chance for attaining that goal.
This training program begins with a lot of physical workouts and a lot of drills to shore up weak points in the player's game. This is the point in a player's training program that the robot will be most useful. As the training season develops, physical training and rote practice becomes less important, as the player begins to incorporate the improved physical fitness and newly strengthened skills into matchlike situations. Towards the end of the training season, there is very little physical training or rote practice but a lot of stiff competition and honing of skills to enable the player to perform at his peak come "judgement day". After "judgement day", there is a rest period, then the cycle starts again. This is known as "periodization."
One of the problems with using robots is that not a lot of knowledge about how to use them has been shared among players, and to an even larger degree, coaches. Barney has developed several innovative drills that his son, Barney Jr. (2500+) still uses today. Richard McAfee has also developed several unique applications for the robot in his many years of coaching. As this knowledge is shared, and coaches begin to understand how to integrate robots better into a player's training program, I am positive that you will see more and more use of these training devices even on a world-class level.
For instance, the use of the robot for the physical conditioning of athletes has been largely ignored. With a robot, a player can practice table tennis while getting a tremendous aerobic workout. This is because the robot enables constant stroking and footwork without stopping. (Aerobic Conditioning requires, in general, non-stop movement of at least 20 minutes.) I personally have done this while having my heartrate monitored and I get just as good of an aerobic workout on my Newgy robot as I do running. It's a whole lot more fun and is also developing tt specific skills at the same time.
Running, on the other hand, is a good aerobic conditioner, but does little if anything for a player's tt game. Almost all tt athletes (including most all world-ranked ones) run to increase/maintain aerobic fitness. Why? Because that is they way "it's always been done." They can get the same aerobic benefits while continuing to hone their strokes and footwork if they use a robot. They don't because they have never been trained that way and their coaches have never considered using robots in that fashion. (I suppose they could do the same thing with multi-ball, but I pity the poor coach that has to serve multi-ball for 20-60 minutes without stopping!)
What we're now seeing in the USA is athletes like Barney J. Reed, David Fernandez, and Keith Alban rising to the top and who have gotten there thanks in part to the heavy use of robot training early in their careers. The robot has been one of the primary factors in their rapid advancement.
>> There are some very good points though, robot is more suitable for junior
>> players to develop basic stroke (and footwork) skills to consistency and
>> accuracy. An obvious element to note is that robot doesn't deliver any
>> surprise(though it can feed random shots) and subtlety as always expected in
>> a human game. The lack of human factor decides that robot is not terribly
>> favoured at professional level. But it does come to help when you cannot
>> find a practice partner, e.g. you do need to play everyday and there isn't
>> another player always available.
>In article , "Dmitry M. Medvedev" wrote:
>Yury Gazarian told me that when somewhere in 70s he had b>of the
>Europe team for Euro-Asia tournament, players of the team refused to use
>robot and asked him to conduct multiball practice himself.
Obviously, it was because they didn't have NEWGY robots back then! :-)
Play Pong & Live Long!
General Manager, Newgy Industries
een the coach
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