Skill building

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on January 13, 2014
In our travels shooting, coaching and speaking about our passion for the smooth bore we still are amazed at the perceptions that each shooter brings to what they do when they shoot a shotgun. We’ve spent most of the last 30 years of our lives confused, constantly searching for a deeper understanding of how talent and skill is really developed and that definition has changed several times in our life so far and no doubt it will change again a few more times but like Vicki says, “Its not what you know that makes you better; its what you are willing to learn!” and “Unless you try something beyond what you have already mastered you will never grow!” We have learned that always playing at the edges of your ability, being willing to fail and by failing learn from it and move on is a lesson in skill development that we have been writing about for a long long time and science has now proven once again that what we have observed in our research is scientifically true. Keeping up with the science of skill development and the most recent developments in brain based research has kept us on our toes and has really influenced the way we teach and coach building skill with a shotgun, basket ball, golf clubs, fishing rod or in the business fields. It is all the same process just a different tool. All skill is stored in the subconscious brain and we live 90% of our lives in our habits and developing a habit is about three things; Cue, Response and Reward. Building skill is about creating habits and a habit is a neurological programed response. Back to Blog