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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 of setup and when and how the mount is completed. This keeps it out of my visualization and does not allow it to clutter it up with needless things.  My visual ... 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 By Steven Rynne, The University of Queensland and Chris Cushion, Loughborough University 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 players who become coaches ... Read more…

Great Player Turned 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…

The Biggest Mistake We See

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on November 12, 2019

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

It's Not What You See That Makes You Good!

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on November 5, 2019

The biggest mistake we see other athletes and coaches make is they think it's what they see that makes them good. As chunking occurs, the brain learns what to ignore, which allows for them to see more clearly. So, a shooter's ability to see and perform at higher and higher levels has more to do with what they have trained their brain to not see through repetition than what they are trying to see. Each performer mu... Read more…