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During this stage, players have already fulfilled the necessary stepping stones in our Player Development Pathway. They are essentially in the ‘real world’, ready to compete on a regular basis.
They will do one group session / week and the remaining time focus on private / semi-private and individual tailored schedules where they will be competing much more.
Group sessions form the second stepping stone in our Player Competitive Pathway. More variables, higher intensity, more stress and a need for faster thinking are all introduced here with less coach involvement, more self-exploration and team building. Keystone performance strengths will be introduced here throughout the year.
Yellow ELITE Syllabus
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Character Development Strengths
Accountability cards given out throughout the term related to the character strength block we are working on – Focus – meditate or do mindfulness once/week for a set time depending on the player for example.
Practicing and playing guidelines
- Fulfilled and satisfied the necessary Yellow Pro checkpoints.
- Ready to be challenged at Yellow Elite level.
- Players are willing to train 6-7 days a week for 11 months a year for at least 2 years.
- Players are willing to train minimum 9 times a week at the start of the programme. Up to 18 times per week at the end of the programme:
- Strength and conditioning sessions 3-6 times per week.
- Physiotherapy session once a week.
- VO2max tests once a year.
- Doctor visits 3 times a year.
- Character development sessions when needed.
- Head coach consultations when needed.
- Parents are willing to support this ‘tennis player’ lifestyle mentally, physically and financially.
The mission of the coach
- Integrate the performance factors to enable the player to perform consistently at identified major domestic and international events.
- Raise the performance capacity of the players.
- Pursue professional development that includes new learning about technical, tactical, recovery and competition preparation information and appropriate training for the “learning to perform” stage.
- Continue to encourage decision-making and self-responsibility for aspects of tennis training and competition.
- Recruit and work with an expanded group of experts to help prepare the player for training and competition.
The mission of athletes
- Be a responsible and independent player by demonstrating some self reliance in areas such as time management, attention to good nutrition, hydration and recovery, being ready for training and competition.
- Include variety in your life during “downtime” such as keeping in touch with friends and pursuing a hobby.
- Discuss your goals and aspirations with your coach and parents.
- Be an ambassador of your national association and the sport of tennis while in HK and abroad.
- Be responsible for schoolwork and academic achievement.
- As a developing professional player, who represents TennisAsia and HK potentially, it is important that you become aware of your responsibilities with respect to community, corporate and media affairs and look to extend your services in these areas whenever possible.
The mission of parents
- Assist your child in balancing training demands and educational needs and possibly explore alternative education options.
- Begin exploring the NCAA route as a potential development option, considering the player’s results and in consultation with the personal coach.
- Encourage your child to have interests outside of tennis to maintain a “balanced” lifestyle.
- Discuss and listen to your child to ensure he/she is still enjoying tennis.
- Discuss goals and aspirations to ensure your child is genuinely interested in pursuing the high performance path. Most important is that the child enjoys all aspects of tennis (most of the time).
- Continue child’s involvement in decisions, independent time management and self-responsibility for tennis training and competition.