Putting Them in the Crowd to Get Ahead of the Crowd?
In my opinion, group clinics, or academies are terrific for intermediate players seeking repetition, socialization and tons of fun. Although it may be cheaper, large group training isn’t always in your best developmental interest.
The top players spend about 20 percent of their time in group situations. Top players at an academy usually are sparing or working with a private coach. When is that last time you saw a phenom in a large group standing in line to hit one forehand every five minutes?
To get your child ahead of the crowd, why would you put them in the crowd?