Sock it to 'em!
APA7 said:Does it matter if someone can play or not 2 B an instructor?
I kno that U don`t have 2 play like a pro 2 B a good instructor, but don`t U have 2 play decent, at least??
Do U think NE1 that plays below a B level can B a good instructor 4 stuff above the basic stuff?
It depends on what aspect of the game they are teaching you.
Hal Mix was a long time coach and teacher of Nick Varner, and Hal could not play a lick! Nick was the #1 player for years and World Champion many times under Hal's wing.
For an instructor to teach fundamentals, strategy, game theory, and the like, IMO they at least need to be proficient themselves. They need the ability to demonstrate what they are saying.