Do you chunk, then top, then chunk, then top??? etc...etc...etc...UGH!!!!!!!!

For example, a considerable number of new students, and many students who have been playing for a long time (you know who you are) either top the ball or chunk before the ball. Regardless of the instruction being provided, top, chunk, top, chunk. These players own personal desire to miss the ground and then get under the ball, is more powerful than any instruction being provided, and the teacher must realize this early, and intervene (I call it an intervention) to point out to the student directly that they are causing their own miss. Once they realize it, we can slowly move on.