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Individual oriented sports

jwchoutxjwchoutx 25 replies2 threads Junior Member
When playing a sport like golf or tennis in college, does the student athlete strictly limit his.her training with team practices with the college coach?

Or do these type of athletes train with outside coaches in addition to the college coach?

Sports which have individual focus are different than a completely team oriented sport

Appreciate any feedback or experiences. Thanks
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  • eb23282eb23282 839 replies24 threads Member
    You'll be training with your coach and other students on the team. There will not be private instruction.
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  • jwchoutxjwchoutx 25 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Eb thanks for the insight.

    Do you know if a student athlete is able to participate in private instruction outside of the team?

    Maybe that is frowned upon By the coach and/or is not feasible in terms of available time for the student athlete
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  • eb23282eb23282 839 replies24 threads Member
    I know of no one who participated/participates with an outside coach while in school. But you should ask the coach what players do in the off-season.
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  • jwchoutxjwchoutx 25 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Thanks eb
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  • dentmom4dentmom4 1524 replies4 threads Senior Member
    My daughter is a swimmer. She trained in the off-season with a private coach while going to open swim at her D3 college. No issues with school or coach. In the summer, she mostly trained on her own at her home pool.
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  • jwchoutxjwchoutx 25 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Thanks dentmom
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  • PublisherPublisher 11376 replies152 threads Senior Member
    If your daughter is a serious pre-med student with no intention of pursuing her sport professionally, then she probably will not have time for outside instruction during the school year.

    Nevertheless, unless forbidden by the coach, she is free to train with a private coach during the off season.
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  • Hippo21Hippo21 84 replies1 threads Junior Member
    There is definitely no time during the season for outside instruction. In the off season, there are also Captains practices, so tennis is still being played. None of the colleges you listed in your other thread have indoor courts on campus, so I’m not sure how they do captain practices. There is also off season time in the gym as a team.

    Also, at D3s, most students get involved in other activities, which limits time even more.

    I know of D1 players who work with their private coaches during the summer. That is much rarer at the D3 level where internships are the focus in the summer.
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