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Predicting with Deliberate Practice

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on December 17, 2019

Deliberate practice is about predicting what you are about to do and committing to do just that. The more detailed the prediction the clearer it becomes for both sides of the brain to be comfortable with their task at hand then they become so much better at doing what you want them to do because they have done it together so many times! This is how you build a library of sight pictures that you can access any time... Read more…

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…