Tennis Training, Players and Parents

When working with kids in tennis the key player is the parent.    Usually it is one parent who is involved, it could be the father or the mother.   If you are working with a kid you have to constantly work to be sure the parent is “on board” with what you are doing.    The sooner you can make the kid “look” like a tennis player, then the more positive rapport you build with the parent.     Early on in the course of the child learning tennis, there is a chance that the parent will be questioning if the kid can “really do it” and if the kid can actually learn the game.      You will have to work with the kid and the parent to keep them “in it” the more the kid can play tennis, the better their skills will be and you will strengthen your case.

Also, the competition can be tricky.   Kids and parents have a tendency to overreact.   If the kid wins then the kid thinks they are “great” and their parent will be overjoyed at seeing how good their kid is at tennis.    That is good for you as the coach.     However, if the player gets on the court and loses then the kid thinks “they suck” and the parents are not impressed and it makes them wonder whey the kid is not winning and if they are even good at tennis.

The job of the coach is to help “sell the game” and help the parents understand that tennis is a PROCESS and it really does take time for the skills of the player to develop.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

November 26th, 2017

Right vs Left (Conservative vs Liberal)

Biscuit post, right vs left,  conservative vs liberal

The Right and Republicans and Conservatives:

Conservatism is a philosophy that promotes retaining traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization.

Central tenets include “tradition”   “hierarchy and authority”      more extreme seek a return to “the way things were.”     A general defense of social and economic inequality.       Having power threatened and trying to win it back.

“American conservatives consider individual liberty, within the bounds of conformity to American values, as the fundamental trait of democracy, which contrasts with modern American liberals, who generally place a greater value on equality and social justice”

Judeo-Christian Values

Moral Absolutism

Anti-Communism and the fight against Creeping Socialism

American Exceptionalism

Abortion,   The mixture of Reality with Religion.

The Left and Democrats and Liberals

Liberty and equality

such as freedom of speechfreedom of the pressfreedom of religionfree marketscivil rightsdemocratic societies, secular governments, gender equality and international cooperation

The Age of Enlightenment

No State Religion; No Absolute Monarchy; No Divine Right of Kings

representative democracy and the rule of law

public trial by jury

Gender equality and racial equality

Separation of Church and State

Should there be welfare?

What about things such as torture as well as cruel punishment or public punishment?

 

End of post, DJ ROBO BISCUIT

 

Povery in the US, books, knowledge (November 9th 2017)

The Other America from 1962 Michael Harrington.

“Ralph Nader”

“Charles Murray”

“Poverty in the United States.”

Charles Murray, The Bell Curve

“War on America”

“Homelessness in America.”

“Class Conflict”

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

The Leader of Men (November 1st)

The man at the podium was addressing his congregation, “And for He is a merciful Lord! He is a master who knows all!   You must work to be on his good side if you wish to enter his pearly gates.”

The man at the podium continued his Sermon.  The listeners sat in rapture at his words.

The sermon ended and the congregation spread out to enjoy their Sunday lunches.

That night, the man was at home with his loving wife.

She spoke, “Oh, how I love you so my dear!  I think we should have sex tonight if the Lord allows it.”

The man smiled, “The Lord does allow it, I can feel him giving me the nod from up above.”

They had passionate sex.

 

(To be continued)

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT