Originally Posted by honculada
By that reasoning I should be able to play pro football since I watch football and play fantasy leauge.
Have you ever read the directions in a recipe? By your grossly exaggerated logic - you can't make Mac-N-Cheese unless you and a group of other people each open up a box, dump the contents into a bowl and stare at it expecting something to happen.
If it was completely worthless, why do you think the pros would take the time to make videos? Why does education even exist?
Why do they put on camps then? Yes - so people can watch and then learn by doing --- but not everyone can afford going to a camp --- so the next best thing for many is to sit on the internet and obsesses over the tiniest details in a training video --- and then go outside and practice what they have now seen/been 'taught'.
It is hard to strive to play like a pro when you have no idea what a pro looks like while playing. This may come as a shock to you, but not every field in the world has someone who is worth watching playing at it...
I am not saying you learn more from watching videos vs. playing - and I am not at all saying that by watching videos you will be a pro. I am saying, --- you know what - just go re-read my post a few times and if you really think you have a point, then just sit back, relax, and see how others weigh in on our differing opinions.
It is sound advice - and it is also exactly what I will be doing.