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More on Deliberate Practice

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on February 6, 2018

Last month we did an extra coaching hour on deliberate practice and we will be doing our 5th one next week on deliberate practice!  We have been learning even more about skill building and the value of deliberate practice. Skill is the ability to anticipate ahead of where you are while shooting. To hit a moving target we must see it where it is and shoot where it will be or in other words anticipate where it will... Read more…

Welcome to the Zone!

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on January 29, 2018

Now read this sentence out loud over and over! Better get to do to what know don’t but shot better a be could I wish I.   You got through the first 4 words fine because they began to make a thought but on the fifth word you began to have to look at each word to interpret what it was because it did not create a thought or picture. You switched on the fifth word from the anticipation circuit in your long-term... Read more…

Long-term Memory

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on January 22, 2018

I made a comment about long and short-term memory. All your skill is stored in your long-term memory and each skill circuit due to repetition creates a familiar picture in your brain each and every time it is fired which allows for your brain to anticipate ahead of what you are doing allowing you to shoot without thinking.  When deep in your long-term memory due to repetition with a detailed preload, these skill ... Read more…

Pointing your nose at the look point ....

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on January 22, 2018

When I am first shooter at a station, sometimes I have trouble seeing the target until it gets a way out. When I am scoring or pulling I can see the target sooner. Any way I can see the target sooner when I am the first shooter. Thanks Richard C    Okay, let’s look at the real problem.  When scoring the targets you have your head turned toward the trap throwing the first bird. With your nose... Read more…

Every action with the muzzles .......

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on January 15, 2018

One other thing....  In skeet all but 4 targets are shot in the first 1/3 of their flight path which means every action must be perfect and we have found one swing thought that has improved so many skeet shooters over our 42-year shooting coaching careers.   Ever action with the muzzles should be.....  AWAY FROM THE ACTION  IF YOUR FIRST MOVE IS ALWAYS AWAY FROM THE ACTION this will allow for you to sl... Read more…