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Coaching Hour in Knowledge Vault

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on October 2, 2017

Perhaps the most over looked section of the Knowledge Vault is the section on coaching hours!  We have been doing a one-hour conference call every month since Nov 2001 and they are all in the section called coaching hours. First listen to March 2015 to understand what skill is and how it is built, then go to the most recent and work your way back to the beginning. The coaching hour each month is the greatest valu... Read more…

Patterning You Shotgun & Having a Quiet Eye

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on September 25, 2017

On our most recent coaching hour we talked about patterning your shotgun first to make sure that the barrels are regulated correctly and then for point of impact (POI); Harvey and how we are doing; and, having a quiet eye when calling for the bird.  We are all high and dry and hopefully we will be able to get back to our field on the first of October and begin to shoot at American within a week or so.  Something ... Read more…

Vision Evolves as You Train

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on September 19, 2017

Be sure to check out the August 2017 Coaching Hour where we talk about how your vision evolves as you train and your game progresses.  We are just back from Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Pennsylvania and we had a great clinic with a lot of learning.  We talked about training a lot and how it is a must to train the basic gun mount and move on quartering shots as well as crossing shots and how it is imperative to ... Read more…

Visualize in Detail

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on September 4, 2017

The really top shooters never have to “check the beads” to see if they are lined up, their mount is perfect every time whether shooting gun up or down, keeping their eyes on the target is a given and the muzzle is always in the periphery and they know where it is pointed without looking at it at all times.  Their hold points are almost automatic and their hands are always soft and ready to move but it is the abil... Read more…


Author: Gil Ash
Posted on August 28, 2017

As you become skillful you enable the anticipation circuit in your brain to correct something in the shot that you have done that will cause a miss while the shot is happening and before the shot is taken.  This is when the zone becomes a part of your performance.  Remember this circuit has the ability to ALTER HUMAN BEHAVIOR AS IT IS HAPPENING!  This is how you walk and drink a up of coffee at the same time with ... Read more…