Minnesota Select offers private lessons for individuals or small groups at
Ralia Sports Center in Maple Grove. We
provide personalized instruction for any and all skills of collegiate, high
school, middle school, or elementary school aged players.
typically an hour in length. Effective 6/11/07, one-on-one lessons cost a
minimum of $55/hour. Semiprivate
lessons cost an additional $10 per person ($65 for two, $75 for three,
If a parent or friend is willing to assist, video capture and review
can be incorporated into the lesson.
Email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule lessons.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How far in advance do families need to
schedule private lessons?
A: Typically, lessons are scheduled 1-3 weeks prior to
Q: Is there an assessment that takes
place to determine where the player is and what specifically needs to be
A: At a minimum, players/families typically come in with ideas about
what skill or skills they would like to work on in lessons. Of course, our
coaches then provide the instruction (and therefore an assessment) on these
Q: What is
the recommendation for how many sessions are needed? Or is it really up to
the player and coach?
A: Players and/or families also determine how many sessions to take
part in. Some individuals have a lesson once a week over many weeks. Others
come in sporadically when they can (maybe one a month). Still others have
only one lesson and do not return.
Q: Who does
the one-on-one coaching?
A: We have a handful of MN Select team coaches currently taking on
Q: After each
session are the players sent away with items to work on prior to the next
A: It's generally understood that players should work on whatever
changes were addressed within the lesson in future training opportunities on
their own. While private lessons do provide the opportunity to get many,
many reps in a short amount of time, it's impossible to change skill habits
in a single hour. Players should continue to work on what was taught within
Q: Would you
recommend this process of coaching over attending one of the MN Select
A: Camps are a more affordable option in helping players stay sharp
over the summer months as well as be exposed to new ways of doing things.
They also allow players to make new friends and with a little planning,
reconnect with former teammates. Private lessons are excellent for those who
feel they have a specific skill weakness (i.e. serving, passing, etc.) that
they want addressed. They are also best for those with a high degree of
skill refinement who are seeking very specific instruction to reach the next
INFORMATION: (763) 391-6660 Ext. 12
- Scott Jackson