Are you interested in joining YAG (Yucaipa Advanced Group) and would like to be a part of a prep group? Please look over the USPA skill assessment definitions below to see where you fit between a 3.0 and 3.5. The main focus of this group is to prepare you to take the YAG entry test. During the evaluation test you will have to demonstrate competence on a series of shots, including deep serves and returns, dinks, drop shots, resets, overheads, lobs, running down lobs, volleys, and more. Reservations are mandatory and spots will be filled according to player eligibility and group vacancy.The group meets bright and early at 7:30am – 10:00am. The next group will run January 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th and 26th. Testing will take place on January 24th and 26th. If you believe you are close to a 3.5 and can be available when the group meets, please fill out the form below. John Manly will be in contact you.
3.0 Player Skill Definition
Ability to hit a medium paced shot. Lacks directional intent and consistency.
Avoids using a backhand. Lacks directional intent and consistency.
SERVE / RETURN:
Able to hit a medium paced shot. Lacks depth, direction, and consistency.
Not able to consistently sustain a dink rally. Not yet developed the ability to control this shot.
Generally hits a medium paced ball with little direction.
Able to hit a medium paced shot. Lacks direction/inconsistent.
Understands fundamentals. Is learning proper court positioning. Knows the fundamental rules and can keep score and is now playing tournaments.
3.5 Player Skill Definition
Improved stroke development with moderate level of shot control.
Learning stroke form and starting to develop consistency but will avoid if possible.
SERVE / RETURN:
Consistently gets serve/return in play with limited ability to control depth.
Increased consistency, with limited ability to control height/depth. Sustains medium length rallies. Starting to understand variations of pace.
Developing the drop shot in a way to get to the net.
Is able to volley medium paced shots thereby developing control.
Moves quickly towards the non-volley zone (NVZ) when opportunity is there. Acknowledges difference between hard game and soft game and is starting to vary own game during recreation and tournament play. Can sustain short rallies. Is learning proper court positioning. Basic knowledge of stacking and understands situations where it can be effective.