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The Power of Learning and its Challenges

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on October 20, 2020

Remember that the most successful students take charge of their own learning and follow a simple but disciplined strategy. You may not have been taught how to do this, but you can do it and will likely surprise yourself with the results.  Embrace the fact that significant learning is often difficult. You will experience setbacks, but these are signs of effort, not failure. Setbacks come with striving, and stri... Read more…

Vary Your Practice as Much as Possible

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on October 13, 2020

In Houston, we're fortunate that we have quite a few clubs to go to. But if you practice at the same place every time, you need to vary it as much as you can.  I recommend mixing it up as much as possible - not necessarily practicing pairs. But practice singles, playing the game, and retrieval as often as possible. Always change your break point whenever you can. After two or three shots, practice these three m... Read more…

Shoot Every Tournament You Can

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on October 6, 2020

If you want to push yourself, I encourage you to go and shoot every tournament you can possibly get into, if you have the time and can afford to do it.  It’s occurred to me that this is one of the main reasons top shooters are top shooters. Yes, they see the same targets delivered in so many different ways: the speeds, lines, backgrounds and angles from the many tournaments that they’ve shot at.  Not only d... Read more…

Linking Your Movements Together

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on September 29, 2020

As you go on the journey of shooting single targets, you work on perfecting your game through repetition. You work on being critical; not about whether you broke the target, but how the target was broken. You can then begin to attach similar links of movement to certain shots.  Linking these movements allows the brain to begin to categorize certain shot sequences that it can begin to call upon when faced with ... Read more…

The Brain’s Synchronous Circuits

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on September 22, 2020

I’m intrigued by the concept of the brain combining parts of different circuits and coming up with a synchronous circuit that will break a specific target. I've never really looked at the fact that the brain might combine parts of two or three different circuits to do this.  Think about how many variables in sporting clays targets are unknown. Then it only makes sense that what we've accepted as “just the way ... Read more…