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League of Legends Coaches Share Secrets to Climbing Ranks

I am a League of Legends coach with +4 year EXP and over +300 students coached already.
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VezzixLeague of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
My coaching session always begins with a short interview. I ask a student about his experience in the game, peak ELO, and his goals. Also, before the session, I'm checking op.gg and I'm initially analyzing recent games of my student.

However, the most important things I can see during live game coaching or VOD analysis so when I have a fresh student, firstly I take notes, and when he finishes the game or during VOD review, we talk about his mistakes. At this moment I can also notice his approximate knowledge of the game and his micro/macro mistakes. Then I try to adapt coaching session to the level of my student. If someone is a new player without experience I focus on fundamentals at first, if someone is a higher ELO with basic knowledge I teach more advanced things and mainly focus on bad habits.
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VezzixLeague of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
Mainly I watch and analyze LEC, LCS, and LCK games. I am also a fan of LS and YamatoCannon streams. They always provide useful information about current meta and champions tier lists.

Of course, besides watching PRO Leagues and streams of professional coaches, I check new patch notes on the official League of Legends website and I analyze by myself which champions or items could be strong in the newest patch. Finally, I share my knowledge with students.
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VezzixLeague of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
Yes, I can boost someone's account but I prefer to do that with the student in duo queue. The reason is simple. When I do solo boosting, the owner of the account is not learning anything and eventually, he will fall to the previous rank. Additionally, Riot Games is not accepting "Elo Boosting" so playing duoQ is safer. I have a few accounts with various ranks so it shouldn't be a problem to find a similar elo.

In conclusion, I offer boosting services but I prefer to do that in duoQ.
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VezzixLeague of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
During coaching sessions, I take notes. Whenever I notice my student has a problem with something I write it down to talk about these things later.

After the session, I talk with my student about his mistakes, bad habits, lack of knowledge, and stuff like that. I'm leaving him with a customized training plan. The goal of a training plan is to start with the crucial mistakes and less important things are at the end.

The average training plan contains 10-15 tips for each student and I always suggest working on a maximum of 2-3 things from the list in one game. When a student notices improvement, he can move on to the next 2-3 things from the list of training plan. Why? Because working on everything at the same time is hard and eventually student doesn't improve.
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VezzixLeague of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
Before the coaching session, I ask my students if they have a clue what they are doing wrong in the game. It helps me to get to know them better and I am more aware of their strong and weak sides.

When I'm watching students in-game I always pay attention to their advantages and disadvantages. If they are doing something properly I'll let them know but when they are doing something wrong I explain to them what is the problem and how to fix that.

For accurate analysis, I need to do a VOD review with my students. During that, I give them pro tips from my experience as a player and coach, and we talk about mistakes. I propose a solution and I leave my student with a training plan.
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VezzixLeague of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
To tailor coaching strategies, I need to know my students better. After a Live Game Session or VOD Analysis, I'm able to make a customized training plan based on the student's level and experience. Of course, the training plan will be a little bit different for Junglers and for example Toplaners. For me, the most important thing is to make a student aware player. Every role has a different role in a team and they need to know that.

When a player is OTP, usually he knows about his champion's strong and weak aspects. In this case, I pay more attention to his micro and macro mistakes. Also, I ask this type of student about matchups and power spikes, I just want to ensure he has proper knowledge about his main champion.

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VezzixLeague of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
I offer two types of coaching sessions. To both of them, my students need Discord.

1. Live Game Coaching - The player shares the screen and I'm helping my student to win the game. During live games I'm shot-calling, giving feedback about mistakes and bad decision-making. At the same time, I take notes and after the game, I talk about them with my students. However, usually live game coaching is not enough to notice improvement and I always recommend doing a VOD review too.

2. VOD analysis - The player provides me a VOD review or I download the replay via League of Legends client. In this case, I'm sharing a screen. During VOD analysis I can pause the game and we can talk accurately about mistakes with my students. I explain things and propose solutions. This is not possible during Live Game Coaching so I always encourage students to do Live Game Coaching + VOD review or at least VOD review, without Live Game Coaching.
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VezzixLeague of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
To improve team dynamics and effective communication, the team needs a shotcaller. Usually, in professional teams, shotcallers are junglers and supports because they have more time to look at map and they can roam a lot. Of course, it's not a golden rule. In some teams, shotcallers could be ADCs, Toplaners, or Midlaners but they have more tasks in a game like DMG dealing or proper positioning. Also, the best shotcaller is someone who has the biggest experience in the game and is decisive as a person.

Players in a team should also communicate timers and play around objectives or summoner spells cooldowns. Every decision, like engaging or taking an objective should be communicated at least 10 seconds before.
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VezzixLeague of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
I am using Discord to communicate with my students. Discord allows me and my students to share the screen without delay and to use voice chat at the same time.

When they want to ask me something before or after the session they can do that via Direct Message. I'm staying with my students in touch forever so whenever they need help I am ready to help them.

For feedback, after the session, I send to my students notes I made during a coaching session, and if they have questions they can hit me up via DM.
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VezzixLeague of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
Yes, I have many success stories with my students.

My biggest achievements are players who climbed from hardstuck low ELO like Gold to Master Tier in ONE season or less which is impossible for most players, except smurfs. These students were my daily/weekly students so I made with them regular sessions. Mostly around 20-30 coaching sessions for each student who improved that much. Usually, such a results aren't possible when I have less time with a player and I can't control the progress.

I attached two examples of my students who improved that much with me.
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VezzixLeague of legends coach about 1 month ago Contact
The best advice is to find a coach who can help you with your specific role or champion if you are OTP. Also, make sure the coach you want to hire is experienced with at least +200 students. Sometimes coaches are good players but they have no idea how to share knowledge properly and they won't help you. So you need to find a good one by doing some research.

In the end, your effort will correlate to improvement. Even if you hire the best coach in the world but you don't put enough effort into improving as a player, you won't notice any difference. Keep in mind that!