the approximate costs vary a lot based upon what was to be offered. this season i have been approached by quite a few people about lessons and i'm trying to determine what would be "fair." as of now, i have given quite a few lessons but have yet to accept any cash, although i have accepted a burger after the round a few times.
basically, i was brainstorming ideas for various packages, and came up with a list of ideas... just haven't decided what appropriate costs would be.
1) throw a round with 1 person and give tips during the round and a summary afterwards (fee by the round)
2) throw a round with a group and give tips during the round and individual summaries afterwards (fee by the round based upon # of people)
3) field throwing with an individual, focus either on introductory lesson, overall technique, or learning specific shots (fee by the hour or by the evening)
4) field throwing with a group, focus either on introductory lesson, overall technique, or learning specific shots (fee by the hour or by the evening)
5) putting lessons, group or individual (fee by the hour or the evening)
i was also considering two types of lessons for 3-5, one that would involve base instruction, another that would involve recording video and either watch it as we worked, or produce a video/dvd. the high-tech version would be 2-4x more expensive than just basic training.
the standard fees from other people who give lessons seems to be about $10-20 per hour and i would be looking at something similar, although probably on the less expensive side for throwing a round and more expensive side for field training, as this is a lot less fun for me.
basically, for the time being, i will work with any player that will take it seriously and is actively competing in the scene. i just want people to treat it seriously. what i do not want are for people who will not show up for a set time/day, will not work on the techniques we have been working on, etc.
i used to give guitar lessons (for free) and i can say one of the more frustrating things about it is when you set aside a block of time and meet with someone and found they haven't played at all in the 2 weeks since you last met, so you really aren't in a position to move forward.
in the survey i left the definitions of price fairly vague intentionally. by "inexpensive" i mean $20 or less per lesson.
by "decent amount" i was looking more at say $60 an hour for a "high tech" session, where players would have instant video playback of their throw where it could be slowed down and strenghts/weaknesses pinpointed for them to see (rather than just being told) and in the end, a dvd/vhs copy.