Score Plateau: 93 and above.
It’s hard to call 93 a “plateau.” Most shooters would love to be able to say they had plateaued at 93. But the sad truth is, few shooters have the commitment to do what it takes to get here. They never put in the time on their game to practice consistency, and as a result they never become consistent.
We have coached
hundreds of shooters to this level, and without exception, they all have
flawless moves and mounts. They never check the gun in the setup or the shot. They
have burned the sight pictures into their permanent memory. When they look at
the show birds, they instantly see the movie of how the shot is going to come
together. Every time they call “pull,” they have given their brain a clear
picture from the library of sight pictures they have specifically put in there
from hundreds of practice sessions.
One day they
are shooting in a tournament and realize they are on the cusp of winning one. They
pull from their experiences of the past and realize they can’t get careful or
become hesitant and check the lead. Because every time they tried that in the
past, it has not worked. It is this memory that gives them the courage to let
it go and trust themselves enough to really finish on top the first time.
After they get that one under their belt, they know how they got there and what it feels like to win one. Then they feed on that as they reach to higher and higher levels of performance.
children, is how you get to the top. Only in fairy tales and fiction novels will
shooters win their club championship and the next week win the Open or
Nationals. To do that it takes a lot of hard work – and the dictionary is the
only place where success comes before work!