Exactly as predicted, this thread went off in two directions
I'm interested, but how many of the exponents of just getting out there and trying stuff, and working up from small beginnings, have actually done a skills day (with Jedi or anyone else)?
And how many have done a skills day, and thought at the end it was a waste of money?
For my side - I've done two. One was a bit basic (but it was the first of a set of 4 levels), the other was 4hrs 1:1 with jedi. And I'd have happily paid double for the benefit I got from it.
I can't understand why many seem to have a downer on coaching. Alistair Cook has daily sessions with his coach. Usain Bolt doesn't just go out and run, in the hope it'll make him faster. Why are (the collective) we so suspicious of coaching?