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You Cannot NOT Think!

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on December 10, 2019

Just like you cannot “not think” you cannot shoot consistently without being aware of the barrel. All be it a small awareness trying to feel your way through the shot and not see the barrel is futile and establishing an awareness of the muzzle in the periphery is an evolution (to each his own) and is what deliberate practice is all about!   This topic in great measure was the genesis of our Kill Shot Reviews on... Read more…

Accept Variablilty

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on December 3, 2019

Accepting the variability swing to swing and shot to shot was a huge understanding for me as a shooter and as a coach! Knowing that I can’t make the same perfect move mount and shot every time I call pull allows for me to let my subconscious take care off set up and when and how the mount is completed. This keeps it out of my visualization and does not allow for it to clutter it up with things that don’t need to b... Read more…

Coaching - Meritocracy NOT Aristocracy!

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on November 26, 2019

Playing is not coaching: why so many sporting greats struggle as coaches Steven Rynne, The University of Queensland, Chris Cushion, Loughborough University February 8, 2017 1.48pm AEDT  In top-level sport, success is the overwhelming criterion for judging coaches. In professional sport, team owners, directors and fans clearly value the product (winning) greater than the process (performance). Former elite ... Read more…

Great Player Turns Great Coach is Rare

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on November 19, 2019

From an article in Sports Retriever by M. Savir Coaching It is easy to assume that because a person was a great athlete that they will make a great coach. And while you can probably name a few coaches who were once great players, the reality is that it is rare. Yes, there are successful coaches who were once great players like Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas, Jason Kidd, Steve Kerr, Diego Maradona, and Johan Cruy... Read more…

Biggest Mistake We See

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on November 12, 2019

At the end of the day a lack of a detailed pre-load of the movie of how the shooter is committing to make the shot come together is the biggest mistake we see athletes make and is the leading cause for performance ceilings being lower than athletes ability and never consistently reaching the zone. When the athletes understand that they are building their own zone through their own repetition then they practice mor... Read more…