Why monthly coaching ?
Coach W strives to help an athlete coach themselves. Coach learned early in his career that day in and day out work, in person or remotely equals success! You will develop a complete game, and understand racquetball fundamentals, so you become your own coach!! You will also have access to an extensive video library of drills and techniques to take your game to the top!
One and done" lessons have a little impact on performance but continuous monitoring of athletes' progress has a huge impact on the learning curve. Viewing video drills are nice, but most athletes have trouble improving that way as well. Enter monthly coaching, an ongoing process of monitoring progress, giving feedback, and counseling athletes.
Coach Winterton has had a 50 plus year coaching and playing career and currently is the head instructor at the United States Elite Racquetball Camp, the largest racquetball camp in the world, in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of the book, Racquetball Fundamentals, and several video instructional productions. He was voted outstanding USOC Racquetball National Coach in 1995, 1999, and 2003. He was inducted into the Racquetball Hall of Fame in 2000.
This from former number one racquetball player in the world, Dave Peck, and a fellow Hall of Fame Member:
I have worked with Coach Winterton within the Racquetball community for over 30 years. Jim brings a passion for helping his students learn all aspects of the Sport of Racquetball. And he does it the “hard way” by breaking down each students stroke mechanics correcting them if needed. He then inspects and teaches each student all aspect of the game i.e., serve, service return, shot selection, back-wall play, tempo, etc. However, this all starts with Jim teaching them the “how’s and the why’s!” “How” to control where the shots go, and if their shot doesn’t go where they want it to go. . .”WHY and How” to correct it! The old saying, “If you give a person a fish, you feed them for a day. If you teach a person to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.”
This type of instruction is labor intensive along with being a challenging process for both student and Coach with “on court” drilling along Jim’s technical video analysis with each of his students, one step at a time towards improvement.
I have not seen this type of intricate instruction with most of the I current “supposed experts” when instructing. With Jim, it’s not about the compensation like many others, but instead about improving the results of each person he teaches.
He continues today with his mission of helping players at all levels improve and enjoy the sport of racquetball.
Dave PeckFormer #1 Ranked Professional Racquetball PlayerRacquetball – Hall of Fame member 2008Racquetball – El Paso TX Athlete Hall of Fame member 1998Author – Dave Peck's Championship Racquetball System: Learning to Play by the Numbers
And this from the 14x number one pro and 15X US Open champion, Kane Waselenchuk:
"...Jim Winterton has been my coach for 17 years. He always knows what to say; I trust him and you should too! "
The athletes he currently coaches are a “who’s who” in the racquetball world! Kane Waselenchuk, The winningest athlete in racquetball history is the headliner, but also coaches Rhonda Rajsich (former World and pro champion) Erika and Adam Manilla. Thomas Carter and rising star Angelica Barrios are also coached by Jim. he also teaches introductory lessons to beginners at his private court and at Ocotillo Village in Chandler, Arizona. He certifies coaches and pros through the USA Racquetball Instructors Program. His international reach has been extensive. Jim has done guest coaching in Ireland, Mexico, Korea, Canada and Costa Rica.
You will be joining his pro and amateur players from all over the world who have one thing in common: They win! Individualized coaching is the reason! “No athlete is the same, so why design one training program for everyone?”
Consider this fact: All of the big name racquetball coaches out there have been coached (in some cases they still are) or worked with Jim Winterton at one time or another in their careers. His athletes are almost always in the finals in their respective divisions, from novice to top pros in the world! Coach Winterton has had an impact on the modern game of racquetball, like no other coach out there, and you can hire him! Coach strives to keep lessons reasonable as he wants to reach as many players as possible. Why? He wants to reach players who want to learn and win. Oh, and one more thing; he loves to coach racquetball!! Take one lesson and you will see why or stick your toe in the water! Just do a free consult and you will take away his love of the game and passion for learning!
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