WickedCossack wrote:Best coaching is through screen share if you have a good set up that can handle it. I've done this a few times and its very fun if the person is actually interested in improving, random strat talk after a game honnestly does very little for under pr30's.
Things went better than expected with Coach Callen today. We won our first game as Russia against Brits pretty easy. Then I lost to Otto pretty hard. But after that I won 4 more games in a row all with Russia using Coach Callen's advise received so far.
All in all, Callen is a great coach. He was energetic and upbeat. Never seemed to rush me but was firm and assertive with orders during the games. We did use Discord screen sharing while on a phone call so that was so much easier than expected. I believe the lesson lasted about an hour and we got three games in during that time. I would like to do another lesson but next time have another player with us so that we can get more games in faster and perhaps Coach can give tips for both of us.
I tried to pay Callen but he would not accept. I then said I want another lesson and he said we will have to figure out an arrangement. I was thinking $10-$15/hr but we never discussed it actually. 1 hour flew by too fast so I would like to schedule a 2 hour lesson for next time with 2 of us getting coached.