Bring Your Game to New Levels!
Author: Gil Ash
Posted on November 19, 2018
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We have been discussing how you can bring your game to new levels in our pod
casts for the last 3 years. It’s all there and like this post when you
understand that you have to build your game and you cannot use anyone else’s
game it pretty much puts things in perspective! We have been talking about
skill building in our pod casts since 2015!
Don’t know why shooters think there is a magic bullet out there and the
tournament winners know what it is and if they could just know or see what
the pros see then they too could shoot like them.
That does not exist but shooters keep hoping they will have a break through
and magically they will ascend to a higher level of performance.
To get a different result you gotta change your approach which requires the
one thing that shooters will not do. Put in the time and work to build the
skill the right way so they can depend on it. Almost without exception
shooters will not really put in the work to build their skill level so their
game can elevate to higher levels.
There is so much miss information out there on this and shooters keep
believing it and keep hoping to get better.
There is a lot of shooting advice out there but few if any have studied skill
building in the brain as much as we have. Focus is an evolving phenomenon
from beginner to master class and the conundrum is that the better you get
the LESS YOU MUST SEE TO PERFORM AT HIGHER AND HIGHER LEVELS! What the brain
perceived as you become more skillful is an amazing evolution and something
that we have been studying and documenting for 27 years as professional
coaches. There are certain steps that as a shooter you must go through to
keep pushing your skill to higher and higher levels! These steps are not
based on how someone else did it or what someone else sees it is however
based on what specifically you have done and where you are in the evolution
of your vision.
In the end it takes a greater and greater commitment to train longer and at
higher levels to achieve higher and higher successes.
Sooner than later that commitment is not met with the desire of shooters to
put in the time which leads to looking for the short cut by trying to see or
do what some other shooters are doing. News flash you can’t do what another
shooter can do that has put in the effort and work to achieve higher and
higher successes. Skill is not built that way.
The brain understands skill as a sequence of events that through repetition
allows for it to anticipate ahead of what you are about to do and take over
the tasking of orchestrating the shot while you focus on the target.
When approaching a shot under pressure if you have trained that shot hundreds
of times with prediction and then execution of the prediction then it becomes
easy to trust it because you trained it!!!!
Hello!! This is what practice is for. This is why in my original post I said
you are not practicing the correct way building long term memory.
Most shooters never take their practice game to higher levels therefore they
are not building long term memory that they can trust so the begin to hope
and try to think their way through the sequence and the brain doesn’t
recognize the sequence and cannot perform the task even though it understands
intellectually what you are asking it to do which is where the frustration
It’s like public speaking. We can all talk but how many of you could have a
conversation about what we are discussing with 30 shooters? 100 shooters? 500
shooters? I can because I have done it and I have put myself in the game
enough times that I understand the topic and the misconceptions that shooters
have about skill building and performance and am a master of the
This took 27 years of research and study and when I stopped hoping and began
to take responsibility for my outcomes and put fourth the determination to
better my understanding of how this process works and understanding that I
will fail but in failing learn to become better and better I was freed from
hoping and began to learn.
Few of any shooters look at their practice as building skill therefore they
never get any better and when it counts they have nothing they have trained
to trust so they think their way through the sequence and fail.
“If you are thinking you are stinking!”
Have had 8-10 shooters call in the past weeks after nationals that have been
taking lessons from shooters in their area and have gotten to 83-85 and were
told by their shooter coaches to go shoot more tournaments and call them when
they find a shot that is giving them trouble. They call us and are in the
Knowledge Vault for less than 2-3 weeks and are already understanding why
they are performing like they are and we begin to help them develop a
practice regimen to build skill and raise their performance to higher and
higher levels through deliberate practice!
Pretty Simple to us but then we have written 16 books and have been doing
this professionally for 27 years!