- Get an 'insider's view' of an early season women's team practice with Claire Pollard
- Learn dynamic warm-ups, listen in on team meetings and learn some of Coach Pollard's favorite early season drills
- See how Coach Pollard reinforces technique and strategy while personally connecting with the players
with Claire Pollard, Northwestern University Women's Head Tennis Coach;
2008 Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year, ITA National Team Indoor Champions ('08, '09);
Big Ten Champions from 1999-2009, and 2012.
As a player, Coach Pollard, who was both an All-American and an Academic all-American, won the1989 NCAA Doubles Championship as well as back-to-back SEC Indoor and outdoor Doubles Championships (with former NU Associate Head Coach Jackie Holden, who also appears in this video).
How can you coach your team to become, year after year, a great team? In the Big Ten, Claire Pollard's Northwestern Wildcats have stood the test of time; in14 of the last 15 years since 1999, the Big Ten conference tournament has been won by a Claire Pollard-coached team. With unprecedented access to over three hours of practice time, Pollard presents an unfiltered, live look at what she does with her team in the early season practices.
By watching from the courtside, you can be a part of the team meetings at midcourt and learn her favorite drills to reinforce accuracy, quick reactions and conditioning. Her brilliance as a coach is evident as she goes, court to court, player to player, sandwiching perfectly timed constructive criticism with praise.
204 minutes (2 DVDs). 2015.Tennis Videos