Clinic and private lessons are huge parts of training. However, if you don't go apply the training in playing sets, then you are missing a giant piece of the picture.
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The reason people hate to compete is because people hate dealing with uncertainty, the small chance that they put their pride on the line and lose. Yes! You need to be able to handle that kind of pressure consistently, never let your guard down. Its an absolutely necessary skill.
For the parents who protect their kids from playing people below them, your child will never reach its full potential.