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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…

The Challenge of Barrel Awareness

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on July 14, 2020

The barrel is part of the picture, and you can’t “unsee” the barrel! Once a shooter accepts the muzzle as part of the picture and, through the mounting drills, gets their brain to deal with it and keep it in the periphery, life as a shotgun shooter gets really fun. However, until then, it is a battle to see the target at distance and be aware of barrel so much closer to you.  In the beginning, shooting a shot... Read more…

Practicing Correctly

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on July 7, 2020

The reason shooters practice a lot and don’t get better is they are not practicing correctly. “Correctly” means something different depending on the level of their game. The shooters between levels C and E will need to train mostly on singles, mounting and moving the gun, and shooting the six basic trajectories: left-to-right, right-to-left, crossing, quartering, birds going up, and birds coming down. As ... Read more…