By Sayantani Banerjee April 24, 2017
Julius Yego is the ruling javelin world champion. He was also a silver medalist at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Yego is from a small village in Kenya. He was keen to learn javelin when he was young but could not find anyone to teach him. There were no expert coaches or sports club that could help realize his dream. But he did not give up.
Instead, Yego visited a cyber café and watched videos of great javelin players like Andreas Thorkildsen and Jan Zelezny. That is where he learned how to throw a javelin. Today, ee is known as the “You-Tube man” in the sports world. While his story may sound unique, with the boom in online learning, training online may become a trend.
According to Thumbtack, the national average for a tennis lesson is almost $45 per hour. TennisConsult.com says that parents would need to shell out anywhere between $100,000 to $150,000 for a minimum of ten years for their children to learn to play well enough to secure a scholarship in college. If they fail to get a scholarship, then more money will need to be poured into private lessons. This is where eLearning comes in.
Online tennis coaching can slash one’s development cost. Instead of paying $45 per hour, you may pay a mere $200 per course. Of course, one will still need to practice on an actual tennis court from time to time, but the point is clear: acquiring tips from top players may be possible online at a low cost or for free.
Many people believe there is no alternative to one-on-one personal training. But what if you could get online coaching from Federer’s coach, Ivan Ljubicic?
The top four reasons why eLearning can make a different in how people train are.
eLearning is here for good. It’s only a matter of time that it revolutionizes the sports training world. While there is no question that athletes will continue to train on the ground, acquiring tips form top coaches is now just a bit more accessible. For athletes like Kenyan javelin champion Julius Yego, online learning has clearly already made a world of difference.