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Recalling is Essential… and It Works!

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on August 18, 2020

Allowing for the brain to recall opens up all the subconscious database to the brain. It allows you to concentrate more of your focus on the target when your visual process is vivid. The more vivid your visual process is, the easier it is for the brain to choose and sync up the different parts of different circuits. It does this with amazing speed and clarity.  Recalling is seldom practiced. It’s the reason... Read more…

How Your Brain Puts Circuits Together

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on August 11, 2020

On a recent Coaching Hour, I talked about how there’s less emphasis on the mechanics of the shot back in the cage and more emphasis on the last 15 percent of how I wanted the shot to go, as well as where I wanted the shot to be taken.  As we were practicing at Westside, I remember feeling really at ease. There was no pressure. We weren't hurrying. We were just having fun until we got in the box. When we got i... Read more…

Your Perceptions Change with Consistency

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on August 4, 2020

As professional coaches, we must define where a person’s ability to focus is and what they perceive when they shoot. That way we can coach them to the next level of perception and performance. In fact, we’ve discovered that as people move through the classes and become more and more consistent, they begin to see differently and their perceptions of the target difficulty and speed change dramatically! Read more…

Learning to Compete: It’s Lonely When You Do it Right

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on July 28, 2020

As you from E through B class, you’ll practice more singles than pairs. You’ll be working on your move and mount and moving your break points so you can begin to play shape on the first bird in a pair. You’ll be making the trip to the second bird shorter and more efficient.  This is a lonely time if you’re doing it right. Few people want to really practice or train, because they don’t realize the value of bui... Read more…

Developing the Right Attitude about Failure

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on July 21, 2020

Your attitude and reaction to your practice and tournament results begin to build a file in the memory part of your brain that you will be able to call on in future pressure situations while competing. If you always react in a positive way (regardless of result) then you will build a habit that you can depend on when reality throws you a curve and you fail to get the results you desire, either on or off the cours... Read more…