- Gary Hi10spro Sakuma
- Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
- I have played for 25 years and coached for the last 17 years--certified United States Professional Tennis Association Professional One--worked for Punahou Schools-voted the #1 Sports School in the United States, as a Program Supervisor, in charge of coaching the High Performance Players as well as coordinating programs for K-12 and Tennis Pro Education.
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Saturday, January 31, 2009
Ch 1-4 Significant Figures
Ch 1-4 Scientific Notation
Ch 5 Quantum Mechanics
Ch 7 Covalent Bonds pt 2
Ch 7 Covalent Bonds pt 3
Ch 12 Stoichemistry
Ch 14 Aqueous Solutions pt 1
Ch 14 Aqueous Solutions pt 2
Ch 16 Solutions
Ch 16.3 Colligative Properties
Ch 21 ElectroChemistry
Friday, January 30, 2009
The cool but interestingly fun game
Coaching high school is also about teaching responsibility and leadership. I leaned heavily on my captains to run and control the team because kids listen more to kids than to their coaches.
First, Nadal's basic groundstroke drives Fed nuts. The Fed hates high backhands and forehands. They require him to work more, and he hates more balls out of his zone. Thus forcing him to get into long rallies. Normally, Fed would just come to net, but Nadal is a demon on the court, his coverage is absurd, and his passing shots are way too good. Hey i just found out, the ITF has a new ball--that is slower, and courts have been made slower. That's bad news for Roger.
Second, Roger's serve is neutralized by Nadal's game. Nadal can return most of Roger's serves, but the sheer length of the rallies consumes all that energy that Fed would normally use in his serve. If you watch Roger enough, the matches he dominates are the ones where the points are three shots or less. Few people can stay in the rally that long with him, but Rafa can.
Finally, the Aussie is a marathon now. It's not as grueling as the French, but with the high temperatures--you ever play tennis in a bowl that blocks the wind. The Aussie is tennis in a bowl under the sun. IF it rains, and they close the roof, turn on the air conditioning, Fed wins, but if the match goes 4 sets, he loses. I really think Nadal will wear him out within the first set with his high loops, great gets, and improved serve. Throw in 30 degree weather and humidity, the Fed will wilt.
Tennis now a game all about defense--Verdasco almost hit 100 winners in his match with Nadal, but Rafa had 5 unforced errors in set one, 5 in set two, 4 in set three... I mean how do you do that? when the sets are 6-7, 6-4, 7-6those are max number games and you're hitting 5 unforced errors? Unless the Fed is on fire, Nadal takes this.
Nadal is unbelievable. I had trouble lying in bed watching this match for five hours while Superman was running all around the court playing Verdasco--who played the best tennis for a guy named Verdasco, that I never ever heard of. I truly felt whomever won this beats Roger. Verdasco is an Offensive Version of Nadal--where Nadal makes no errors--5 first set, 5 second set, and 4 third, Verdasco hit 91 winners in the total match. 91 winners... That's unbelievable.
Tennis has become a game of speed, power, and spin. Lots and Lots of spin. If you can touch it, you can dig it, and life goes on. Verdasco can cover so much court as to be ridiculous while hitting it flat. Lefties rule. Giles Simon is pretty fast and solid also.
It's funny that Roger at 27 is ancient.
The amount of spin on the ball, the type of ball which is slower, and the court surface slowing down favors the clay courters. And Nadal is the most amazing clay court ever.
I want to know what was Verdasco drinking....
I'm inspired. I think I want to change the way I play from my serve and volley style to a massive topspin style... but back in the day, when I was more mobile, I could stay on the court and just dig and move the guy around... hmm we'll see.
pattaya open is coming up--WTA style. I'll see how that goes.
anything can happen, but running a play can help cut down the responses
The high roller
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I really like htis hotel, but it's pricey. Great Buffet Breakfast free with the room
This is a cute way to play two players---it can be serious or fun, we're working on their doubles movement so it really helps them and reminds them I lob a lot... etc...
hahh old friends
attack off the return
The Sar's backhand
I make it look easy but it's not
the simplest patterns are the best
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
kay I blew this one.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
1. find me a video of a chemistry experiment that is up to date with our class.
hint: ep 5 rate law, free energy--exothermic or endothermic, or equilibrium
ep 4 kinetic theory of gases, liquids, and solids.
you got to move it or lose it... get in the game...
Aw...the Serve--what sweet sorrow that a shot you control all aspects of--you determine when you want to hit it, where, and how, yet it's one of the hardest shots of the world.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Dating 101: The Most Important Argument You'll Ever Have in Your Relationship
Four dating tips to prevent quarrels from becoming a full-blown crisis
By Sharon Rivkin, M.A., M.F.T. for www.hitchedmag.com Photo: iStockphoto.com/© Diego Cervo Updated: Jan 23, 2009
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The first argument is the most crucial argument you will ever have, setting the stage for all arguments to follow. Future conflicts will often look and sound like they're different, but most times they are simply variations of the first, unresolved argument. Understanding that the first argument is a tool for healing, rather than just a random conflict, can spare yourself years of grief, hopelessness and helplessness in your relationship.
Dating Tip #1: Get to the Core
Minimizing the chaos, confusion and stress in your relationship, therefore, is accomplished by understanding what you're really arguing about. The first argument teaches what is important to each individual, by linking back to each other's underlying core issue. You may be fooled into thinking that you're arguing about cookies, wastebaskets, fences, etc., but rarely are these "content" issues the "real" issue. The real issue is your core issue from childhood that gets unknowingly triggered by the content issue. All of these elements are present in the first argument, which explains its importance in unraveling the underlying root of the problem.
Without knowing the importance of the first argument, couples struggle to understand their disagreements. They consistently get caught up in the details of the fight, recounting what happened, trying to make their point and then desperately wanting the argument to get resolved so they can be "happy" once again. Unfortunately, however, arguing all the time only creates discouragement, frustration, and emotional damage. Recurring arguments will cloud minds to a point where a couple doesn't even know what they're fighting about. The same words are simply said over and over again, bringing only more confusion and unhappiness.
Dating Tip #2: Strive for Clarity
Somehow, we often think that repeating the same things that have never worked will suddenly work, and our partner will miraculously understand! It doesnt make sense, but we do it anyway. The first argument technique is a way to break the old, useless patterns that don't work in a relationship that keep us from feeling intimate. The first argument is an important moment that can ultimately bring clarity rather than confusion. With clarity, we can solve and deal with anything that occurs in our relationships.
Dating Tip #3: Solve Big Ones Before Small Ones
Understanding the value and importance of the first argument as a tool to self-knowledge can reduce stress. When you start to argue and hear yourself repeating the same sentences that don't work, going back to your tools of self-awareness will create a framework for resolving conflict. Small issues are connected to bigger issues, and the first argument reveals our bigger, core issues from the past. Once the big issue is revealed, the small issue can then be determined. It's when the small stuff is triggering the core issues that we can't resolve anything, and everything we discuss at a certain point seems like a survival issue. The first argument helps weed out what's big and what's small. Conflict then feels more manageable and more possible to resolve.
Dating Tip #3: Be "Current"
When conflict is resolved, stress is reduced and you have the ability to be current with each other. Being "current" means you're in the moment with few unresolved matters clouding the relationship. The more current a relationship is, the healthier it is. Therefore, the first argument should be welcomed, viewing it as the helpful tool that it is. Don't be blinded into thinking that the same conflict will never happen again, because it will. Allow it in and deal with it immediately. Acknowledge your own hurt, see how it relates back to past hurts and talk about that, rather than what you perceive are your partner's faults. By doing so, you'll be quickly rewarded with a peaceful resolution.
The first argument technique is not restricted to couples. Its principles can work with any intimate relationship -- parents and children, boss and employees, friends. Any relationship that is important to us -- one in which we have a lot at stake in its success -- can easily trigger our unresolved issues. If we don't care about someone, we're less easily triggered because it doesn't matter if the relationship works or doesn't work.
Dating Tip #4: Repair It Now
Remember that when dealt with, the first argument is small. When put aside, it becomes bigger and bigger to the point of being overwhelming and unsolvable. Each time we fight, we hurt each other a little bit more, until we've damaged each other and the relationship. Once this has happened, it's hard to regain the good feelings we once had for each other. A relationship can only handle so much pain and hurt before it begins to break down and fall apart. Therefore, save yourself and the loved ones in your life pain by understanding that the first argument -- the most crucial argument you'll ever have -- is a tool for healing that will spare yourself years of grief, hopelessness and helplessness in your relationships.
My thoughts after watching Safina storm back is...How did she get into trouble with Alize Cornet? But she is Marat's sister...
Venus is done--she's out so fast, I didn't get to see her play.
Ana is once again the Paper Tiger--I really think Rolex goofed on that one--but the Ladies side is so difficult. Maria is hurt. Jankovic is probably the weakest Number One player ever--How can you be NUMBER ONE without winning a Grand Slam... Tennis rankings always make me mental.
Serena is one big woman, but she moves very well and hits a ton. and I love Zheng--I loved her from Wimbledon BUT although she is a hitting machine, she is a small hitting machine and serves like she's a small hitting machine.
Bartolli plays Zvonerava? Bartolli beat Jankovic--I keep thinking about Weird Al Yankovic--but to me--Jankovic has no serve--BUT she has beaten the Williams sisters--one of them, and that is saying a lot... Alot about the women's game--come on. Davenport came back from laying off for like 8 months after being pregnant and Hingis was out a few years... along with Jennifer... McEnroe missed 6 or 7 months, and he couldn't come back... hmmm
Anyways Bartolli is hot right now, and the truth is I don't know who Zvonerava is soooo...push, going with Bartolli against the higher seed. Comment... why are tennis girls so BIG... I mean you are a professional tennis player not the stay puff marshmallow man... come on. Bartolli... the girl Dokic beat. course, they do move, but gosh, if they lost some kilos...harsh. I know. but hey, if you can't tell your shoe laces are tied by looking down... I mean really. Even Alisa Kleybanova who lost to Dokic... She's a big girl also--and honey, when you're playing an Aussie at the Aussie, try to be nice, don't give fuel to the fire by being so...harsh.. Up 5-2... man.
Safina plays Dokic. That's really bad news for Safina. 1) Dokic is a hitting machine, than move, serve, and volley plus HIT. She hits a ton. 2) She's an Aussie--how she is an Aussie with a name like Elena Dokic beats me, but hey, I'm American with a name like Sakuma... Dokic is going to beat the up and down Safina. That pains me to write... I dig Safina--I don't know why. BUT DOKIC is an ICE MAIDEN... watch her play, she does this weird looking at the service line or something mesmerizing thing before she hits her return...hmmm no emotions...none, but she has a history of parental interference so maybe she learned to zone it all out.
Navarro who beat Venus plays Garrigues the 21 seed. Hmmm. I don't even know who Navarro is or Garrigues...and my name is Gary. so I go with the hot player--Navarro.
Dementievea---you got to love that name plays another women with more vowels than consonants...cibulkova... I'm not making this up so I go with Dementieva...gosh, sounds like a disease more than a tennis player. Dem--she can hit, but her serve is so stinky...and she's number four in the world...hmmm
Kuznetova plays Zheng... I love Zheng. She's hot, hits a ton, and runs forever. Course, she's three feet tall. i am pulling for Zheng, but the courts are slow, the ball will bounce high, and size kills... Zheng in three? I'm hoping...
Serena plays Azarenka. Never saw her play. got to give this one to Serena. She's a big, hitting, and movable machine... Her biggest weapon is her serve and her return, if you get her into long rallies and wear her down--her serve weakens as does her return plus she'll start going for bigger and bigger shots. Those are the matches she loses, but Az--is one small looking lady... Best of luck, but Serena looks like the money pick.
Navarro advances against Dementieva to face the winner of Zheng/Serena--sorry Zheng, but Serena is way too powerful. Dementieva has beaten Serena before, but this is women's so it just matters which Serena shows up. Money pick is serena...sorry. Hey I want Zheng..
On the other side, whomever wins Safina/Dokic advances. I actually think Dokic has a shot at Serena...but the others...no. DOkic in three over Serena...
But I'm biased--she is an Aussie and I swear ice runs in her veins...
Lots of variables though, I don't watch a lot of the women so I really don't know who the vowel girls are. BUT dang, Russia is doing something right, there are so many in the draw. and the Americans... We got Serena who wasn't even playing in the USTA circuits as a junior...hmmm
The next match was Del Potro vs Cilic--and that was a battle of Giants--both men tower at least 195 cm or taller. The power, the court coverage, and the speed were impressive. It will be interesting to see where things fall for them.
Roger's epic battle with Berdych was very interesting. First, it's always impressive how the higher ranked player stages the comeback while the contender seems to falter. Cornet above was up 5-2, and she had two match points. Berdych, as my wife was saying--"You have no luck. He was playing un-ffff believable." She knows I love to see Roger lose, and when she swears it's truly stunning, but Berdych had solid court coverage and rallies--why he went to net so much boggles my mind, but Roger showed the grit and determination. To me, it's becoming obvious--Roger needs his first serve to go in. His slice backhand sits up on the new sloooowwweeerr Courts of the Aussie, and in crunch time, his forehand is breaking down. Yet he is still Roger and capable of some magic. The length of the match helped him as the heat of the day faded away.
Nadal looked really sloppy against Haas, but Nadal's game is built on groundstrokes. The longer the match, the longer the rally, and the more likely he will win. The courts suit his game. It is unfortunate that his playing style is so reckless on his body--the new Beefier Nadal along with the very unfashionable outfit--kind of a black--with an ugly shade of blue stripe on it. Just doesn't do it. Roger's outfit is Nike also, but he looks gooooddd.
Nowak just struggled through Baghdatitis--but the Roller Coaster that is Baghdatitis couldn't keep up with the steady play of the sleepy Nowak. The match finished at 3 a.m. Aussie time, which is a travesty. You could sense Nowak was starting to slip away. Marco had the second set up 3-0, but his play is just too up and down to sustain it. In five, Baghdatitis would be still in, but the Djoker came through--and he is ever so serious.
Andy Roddick looks pretty much the same, and I've been meaning to catch Murray, but I'm having a bit of bad luck.
IT looks like Andy draws Nowak. And unless Andy is on fire, Nowak will beat him down. The Djoker is so solid off the ground--I do think his forehand is weaker, but not by much, and his return will neutralize the Roddick serve. And after the serve, what else do we have? Andy's backhand is so so, and he has this new net rushing thing, but his volley isn't up to par and Nowak passes like a demon. Djoker pulls out three of a kind in straight.
Roger plays DelPotro--Roger is still Roger, but DelPotro is very similar to Berdych but better. I have a feeling Fed gets expressed out in four. But I'm reaching on that one. Why? I think Roger isn't that fit and it just seems he can't finish from the baseline--and Del Potro is the baseline.
Blake plays Tsonga, which is going to be interesting. Tsonga can be a tsunami or a lil surf break. Blake seems to be very stable, but his backhand seem so bad. I tip it to Tsonga with the serve and weapons outlasting the speed and brains of Blake. Tsonga typhoons through in four.
Murray takes on Verdasco... yeah. I know who he is, but do you. Murray stormbreaks through in straight.
The battle of France where a Monfil against a Simon-- and Simon Says--a Gael is coming. On paper and on the court, Monfil is a Simon with more weapons. Monfils in three.
Nadal takes on Gonzo, but to me, after going four hours with Gasquet. Gonzo is bananas now. Plus you got a guy who pretty much is the Sweetest Forehand on tour playing a guy that pretty much hits only to your backhand, and you get Nadal in Three....
It's not often I watch that much tennis so it's interesting.
In the end, I see Murray playing Tsonga and losing, but Tsonga losing to Nadal. Nowak takes down Del Potro with Nadal beating up on Nowak in the Final, but I'm biased. I don't like the Djoker and Murray just doesn't impress me yet.
Sorry Roger, but it's a what have you done lately world...and 27 seems so old now.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
to me the swing is always the same just the height of your swing changes.
This is a great video from ipodtennis pros.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
1. at war
a. no civilians as everyone is a target
b. therefore, civil rights of soldiers
i. a soldier without a weapon is still soldier/pow
c. terrorists are spies
i. spies are put to death
2. legalize torture
a. eliminate inhumane torture
b. as judged by the UN
c. regulated by the UN
d. not killed but imprisoned until end of conflict
3. verify truth
a. through chemical
b. electronic means
I was playing with this in class because I participated in a debate about it.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
So I warmed up like normal, but I skipped volleys and overheads... big mistake...I proceeded to miss everything for a bit... the key was persistent and attack.
Monday, January 19, 2009
review ep 6 final
1. ANS: C DIF: L1 REF: p. 101, p. 102
OBJ: 4.1.1, 4.1.2
2. ANS: A DIF: L1 REF: p. 106 OBJ: 4.2.1
3. ANS: D DIF: L1 REF: p. 104 OBJ: 4.2.1
4. ANS: E DIF: L1 REF: p. 106 OBJ: 4.2.1
5. ANS: B DIF: L1 REF: p. 106, p. 107
OBJ: 4.2.1, 4.2.2
6. ANS: E DIF: L1 REF: p. 112 OBJ: 4.3.1
7. ANS: A DIF: L1 REF: p. 111 OBJ: 4.3.1
8. ANS: C DIF: L1 REF: p. 110 OBJ: 4.3.1
9. ANS: D DIF: L1 REF: p. 114 OBJ: 4.3.3
10. ANS: B DIF: L1 REF: p. 114 OBJ: 4.3.3
11. ANS: A DIF: L1 REF: p. 130, p. 131
12. ANS: F DIF: L1 REF: p. 145 OBJ: 5.1.3
13. ANS: D DIF: L1 REF: p. 142 OBJ: 5.1.3
14. ANS: B DIF: L1 REF: p. 133 OBJ: 5.1.3, 5.2.1
15. ANS: C DIF: L1 REF: p. 133 OBJ: 5.2.1
16. ANS: E DIF: L1 REF: p. 134 OBJ: 5.2.1
17. ANS: D DIF: L1 REF: p. 128 OBJ: 5.1.3
18. ANS: E DIF: L1 REF: p. 128 OBJ: 5.1.3
19. ANS: B DIF: L1 REF: p. 138 OBJ: 5.3.1
20. ANS: C DIF: L1 REF: p. 138 OBJ: 5.3.1
21. ANS: F DIF: L1 REF: p. 139 OBJ: 5.3.1
22. ANS: A DIF: L1 REF: p. 141 OBJ: 5.3.2
23. ANS: H DIF: L1 REF: p. 157 OBJ: 6.1.1
24. ANS: I DIF: L1 REF: p. 157 OBJ: 6.1.1
25. ANS: F DIF: L1 REF: p. 157 OBJ: 6.1.1
26. ANS: D DIF: L1 REF: p. 158 OBJ: 6.1.3
27. ANS: E DIF: L1 REF: p. 166 OBJ: 6.2.2
28. ANS: C DIF: L1 REF: p. 170 OBJ: 6.3.1
29. ANS: G DIF: L1 REF: p. 172 OBJ: 6.3.2
30. ANS: J DIF: L1 REF: p. 172 OBJ: 6.3.2
31. ANS: A DIF: L1 REF: p. 177 OBJ: 6.3.3
32. ANS: B DIF: L1 REF: p. 173 OBJ: 6.3.3
33. ANS: E DIF: L1 REF: p. 187 OBJ: 7.1.1
34. ANS: B DIF: L1 REF: p. 188 OBJ: 7.1.2
35. ANS: D DIF: L1 REF: p. 188 OBJ: 7.1.4
36. ANS: A DIF: L1 REF: p. 192 OBJ: 7.1.4
37. ANS: C DIF: L1 REF: p. 194 OBJ: 7.2.1
38. ANS: G DIF: L1 REF: p. 201 OBJ: 7.2.1
39. ANS: F DIF: L1 REF: p. 198 OBJ: 7.2.2
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a. proton d. electron
b. nucleus e. neutron
____ 1. the smallest particle of an element that retains the properties of that element
____ 2. a positively charged subatomic particle
____ 3. a negatively charged subatomic particle
____ 4. a subatomic particle with no charge
____ 5. the central part of an atom, containing protons and neutrons
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a. mass number d. atomic mass
b. atomic mass unit e. isotope
c. atomic number
____ 6. atoms with the same number of protons, but different numbers of neutrons in the nucleus of an atom
____ 7. the total number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom
____ 8. the number of protons in the nucleus of an element
____ 9. the weighted average of the masses of the isotopes of an element
____ 10. one-twelfth the mass of a carbon atom having six protons and six neutrons
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a. atomic orbital d. ground state
b. aufbau principle e. Pauli exclusion principle
c. electron configuration f. Heisenberg uncertainty principle
____ 11. region of high probability of finding an electron
____ 12. states the impossibility of knowing both velocity and position of a moving particle at the same time
____ 13. lowest energy level
____ 14. tendency of electrons to enter orbitals of lowest energy first
____ 15. arrangement of electrons around atomic nucleus
____ 16. each orbital has at most two electrons
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a. atomic emission spectrum d. photon
b. frequency e. quantum
c. wavelength f. spectrum
____ 17. discrete bundle of electromagnetic energy
____ 18. energy needed to move an electron from one energy level to another
____ 19. number of wave cycles passing a point per unit of time
____ 20. distance between wave crests
____ 21. separation of light into different wavelengths
____ 22. frequencies of light emitted by an element
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a. electronegativity f. periodic law
b. ionization energy g. cation
c. atomic radius h. period
d. metal i. group
e. transition metal j. electrons
____ 23. horizontal row in the periodic table
____ 24. vertical column in the periodic table
____ 25. A repetition of properties occurs when elements are arranged in order of increasing atomic number.
____ 26. type of element that is a good conductor of heat and electric current
____ 27. type of element characterized by the presence of electrons in the d orbital
____ 28. one-half the distance between the nuclei of two atoms when the atoms are joined
____ 29. type of ion formed by Group 2A elements
____ 30. subatomic particles that are transferred to form positive and negative ions
____ 31. ability of an atom to attract electrons when the atom is in a compound
____ 32. energy required to remove an electron from an atom
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a. halide ion e. valence electron
b. octet rule f. coordination number
c. ionic bond g. metallic bond
d. electron dot structure
____ 33. an electron in the highest occupied energy level of an atom
____ 34. Atoms react so as to acquire the stable electron structure of a noble gas.
____ 35. a depiction of valence electrons around the symbol of an element
____ 36. an anion of chlorine or other halogen
____ 37. the force of attraction binding oppositely charged ions together
____ 38. the attraction of valence electrons for metal ions
____ 39. the number of ions of opposite charge surrounding each ion in a crystal
1. For the reaction 2Na(s) + Cl (g) --> 2NaCl(s), how many grams of NaCl could be produced from 103.0 g of Na and 13.0 L of Cl (at STP)?
2. Solid sodium reacts violently with water, producing heat, hydrogen gas, and sodium hydroxide. How many molecules of hydrogen gas are formed when 48.7 g of sodium are added to water?
2Na + 2H O --> 2NaOH + H
3. When a mixture of sulfur and metallic silver is heated, silver sulfide is produced. What mass of silver sulfide is produced from a mixture of 3.0 g Ag and 3.0 g S ?
16Ag(s) + S (s) --> 8Ag S(s)
4. What is the limiting reagent when 150.0 g of nitrogen react with 32.1 g of hydrogen?
N (g) + 3H (g) --> 2NH (g)
5. A 500-g sample of Al (SO ) is reacted with 450 g of Ca(OH) . A total of 596 g of CaSO is produced. What is the limiting reagent in this reaction, and how many moles of excess reagent are unreacted?
Al (SO ) (aq) + 3Ca(OH) (aq) --> 2Al(OH) (s) + 3CaSO (s)
this is a work in progress
Super Slow Mo Forehand
Tennis Lesson: Topspin Forehand
Tennis Lesson: Teaching Topspin
Tennis Forehand Demonstration
Side view Forehand
Forehand Discussion: Simple or Complex
Return of serve
Open Stance Forehand
Topspin Forehand Followthrough
Saturday, January 17, 2009
You have to make serve and volleying into a science. When you attack the middle with your serve, your opponent is in the middle so then, to finish, you have to open the court with a volley, pushing them to a corner, and then, finish with a secondary volley--and it might take an additional shot such as an overhead.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Today I started to re-organize my videos on youtube. What started out as a simple thing has grown into a massive thing as I try to put my knowledge online--that is kind of nice that I'm at 700 videos and counting, yet there is still so much to talk about. It's the nuances of the game.
It would be sad if I made a video that was minute long and that was everything I knew about the game.
And no, those that can't do, do not teach. Well, in my case, I play just like I teach, which seems to be so logical. I love those coaches that teach something yet don't play? that's like telling a man how good steak is if they're a vegetarian....riiiiggghhhhttt.
I also discovered or realized a long time ago, that I'm a bad business man. Yes, I have a MBA, but in reality, even if I feel I'm worth it, I feel shy about asking for it so the youtube is perfect--subtle fame and enjoyment.
Today was cold. And tomorrow will be colder.
the funny thing in this whole thing is I'm home without my wife, which should be like the best times of my life...but it totally sucks. the house is a mess. i am tired of eating out. and I miss her. this is why I'm married so I have someone to clean my house? hmmm. no. I'm married because ...she's the mother of my child? she is sexy? she's sweet.
I can't quantify it without sounding like a total sap, but it's true I love her. I don't want to be with anyone else. And don't get me wrong. I'm not looking, but I am in Bangkok right now, and it's not the hardest place in the world to meet women. There are one million more women than men here and 50% of the population that is male is homosexual...hmmm. You got to like those odds.
Hey, I don't mess with destiny. I met my wife in the most random of circumstances, it was literally one in a million, well more like one in a couple hundred. I was at this Halloween ball for ex-models... no, I wasn't but it would make a cool story.
my friend took me to meet his friends as i had been single for awhile--about two to three hours. that's a joke, son. But my friend wanted me to meet people so I went out the first night and met a bunch of people and it was okay... my other friend was so concerned with how depressed I was that she took me to a Buddhist temple to make merit. It must have worked. That night I met my future wife...
life is funny like that.
you have to believe in karma and be honorable. everything will work out one way or the other, and life will go on.
boy, it's pretty cold tonight, and tomorrow is supposed to be worse--and I'm playing tennis tomorrow night.
I played really bad last night...hahaha
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
As a coach, this is the hardest question to answer. There are just too many answers, but if you quantify it and break it down, you come to an answer through ironcially, questions. First, are you a coach that believes in a setter and a putaway person--I am. Someone plays conservative, percentages, and sets up balls for a putaway person to deal with. At upper levels, these roles interchange slightly. If you have two low-percentage players playing together, you're going to have great wins and some really bad ones also, but to even it out, you find the percentage player and team them up with a more aggressive player. In my experience, you're usually one or the other. Thus, percentage and conservative player on the ad.
Now, the second question is do you place the big forehand/backhand on the wings--meaning deuce forehand and ad backhand, or place the best shots in the middle? I find that the big shot on the wing allows people to run around it and hit their best shot. Hey I played an entire match where ever return I hit a forehand--first and second serve. At low levels, this is not an issue, and at upper levels, the second serve is the one that matters so placing the stronger shot on the wings opens up more possibilities. The better backhand on the ad.
Finally, mentally, the big points come on the ad side. Imagine a tiebreaker, I serve the first point, and then, I receive the next. I'm the stronger player and more consistent--so we're up 2-0. Now if not, I don't even touch a ball until it's either 0-2 or 1-1. Big difference. Placing the stronger player on the ad allows them to hit more forehand volleys, overheads, and grab more balls in the center with their forehand while bearing the brunt of the tough points. Stronger mental game on the ad.
BUT as a disclaimer, you have to try it out on the court, because I have placed two strong players on a court, and they were horrible. My good friend and I cannot play doubles together, we're horrible. We lose to everyone. We're both 5.0's. We once lost to a 3.5 and a 4.0 in practice. How awesome is that? You have to try it out. When I went to 4.5 Nationals, one of our guys was a raw recruit we just brought up from 4.0's to fill the roster. He and I ended up playing together and posting a 3-1 record at 4.5 Nationals, and moved up to 5.0 together. To this day, he is the partner I enjoy playing with and we're very good together also.
Stronger player ad, more consistent, and more mentally tough...but it has to work..
Saturday, January 10, 2009
we lost this match. wtf. but this is a bad scenario if I have to do stuff like this...
It's funny how being a little tired, really affects you. I just got slower and slower as the night progressed. I slept like 3 hours the night before and bused in 15 hours. Keep it simple.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
too many mind?
Mind the sword. mind the people watching. mind the enemy. too many mind. no mind.
BEST ADVICE ever... i love this movie.
got to make a video about that...
do you believe a man can change his destiny
I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
the only flaw with this attack is if they nail it right at me, and he gets a forehand off the into the body serve.
These guys were so good at running around their backhands, it rendered into the body serves ineffective.
Monday, January 5, 2009
ep 6 test
1. Explain what occurs in an electrochemical cell.
2. What are the components of a voltaic cell?
3. Describe a common dry cell.
4. Describe the lead storage battery.
5. Describe how a fuel cell works.
6. What is the standard cell potential?
7. Explain what occurs in an electrolytic cell.
8. Give the sign of the electrodes and the reaction that occurs at each for both voltaic and electrolytic cells.
EP 5 test
make up test ep 5
1. When steam is used to drive a turbine, the kinetic energy of the moving turbine will be less than the energy used initially to heat the water to steam. Explain why this is not a violation of the law of conservation of energy.
2. Explain the difference between temperature and heat. Also, state what determines the direction of heat transfer.
3. Explain the distinction between heat capacity and specific heat. Provide an example to illustrate this distinction.
4. Describe the parts of a calorimeter and the function of each part.
5. Using what you know about phase changes, why does steam at 100 C produce a more harmful burn than boiling water?
6. Explain the effects of reactant concentration and particle size on the rate of a reaction.
ep 4 test
make up test ep 4
1. In general, how are word equations written to describe chemical reactions?
2. Describe how to write the skeleton equation for the following reaction:
iron + oxygen iron(III) oxide
3. Consider the description: copper(II) oxide reacts with sulfuric acid to produce copper(II) sulfate and water. List the steps required to write its balanced chemical equation. State how to determine which of the five general types of reaction this represents.
4. What determines whether one metal will replace another metal from a compound in a single-replacement reaction?
5. Predict the precipitate that forms when aqueous solutions of silver nitrate and potassium chloride react to form products in a double-replacement reaction. Include a discussion of how to write the complete chemical equation describing this reaction.
6. When a mixture of sulfur and metallic silver is heated, silver sulfide is produced. What mass of silver sulfide is produced from a mixture of 3.0 g Ag and 3.0 g S ?
16Ag(s) + S (s) 8Ag S(s)
7. What is the limiting reagent when 150.0 g of nitrogen react with 32.1 g of hydrogen?
N (g) + 3H (g) 2NH (g)
8. A 500-g sample of Al (SO ) is reacted with 450 g of Ca(OH) . A total of 596 g of CaSO is produced. What is the limiting reagent in this reaction, and how many moles of excess reagent are unreacted?
Al (SO ) (aq) + 3Ca(OH) (aq) 2Al(OH) (s) + 3CaSO (s)
I like this forehand because it was old school and new school. It made me re-examine the way I hit my forehand--the flaw in my forehand is that I re-learned it in Michigan so I have to continue to modify it. I'm just trying to go back to old school, but once it's ingrained...it's ingrained.
Teaching interviews always ask the same questions so be ready for this one. Teaching philosophy. What I did was I went and searched the internet for the school's mission statement and philosophy. Include this in your answer. The stories work, it makes it more real. Try to have real stories...
I don't know why but girls have a hard time with balls over their head? It's like a talent, that boys learn, but girls don't. BUT volleyball girls have a great overhead--you have to develop it.
truly though, a girl that has the skill has it. Girls that don't, you have to spend time developing.
You can play lazy and survive, but it puts you in a position to hit horribly low percentage shots. But if you can do it, than hey... Is this how I'll play when I'm old and slow...
sometimes you have to lose
the cool thing is I thought I was playing crappy, and the video shows, it wasn't that bad, but man, when you're in there, it feels like you're in the second grade playing crappy...
Sunday, January 4, 2009
let's see if this works. PUSH! against a wall for a better volley