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Three Myths of Improved Performance ......

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on June 5, 2018

The three myths of improved performance…. Abilities are limited by genetics or surroundings….there are obvious things like height is an advantage in sports like basketball and football and maybe swimming but not gymnastics etc. and those exceptions are understood…..If you do something long enough you will get better and….All it takes to improve is to try harder.  These are all myths but although they are myths fro... Read more…

Student Comments on Practice Drills

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on June 1, 2018

I have been doing the “one show bird” random practice drill on singles at different clays course each week for the last month.  I thought you would be interested in the results.  I have had a tendency to shoot much better in practice than in tournaments even relative to the three guys I usually shoot with, one AA and two Master class (I just punched to C class in January). I can usually keep up with them on fam... Read more…

Coaching Hour - Testimonial from Youth Coach

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 30, 2018

My 15 year old son is rocking and rolling!  He won A Class at Gamaliel and punched up to AA after our winter break.  At Northeast Regionals, he picked up 8 punches; so, I expect that he’s going to be in the Master Class shark tank before long. The recent Coaching Hour about punching up to Master Class is perfectly timed! I'll admit that I'm biased and new to this sport, but I think what makes this stand out is tha... Read more…

Shooting after Cataract Surgery

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 29, 2018

In the November 2017 coaching hour Larry Peck, Max McCart and others talk about their journey with cataract surgery and what they are experiencing in coming back to shooting.  We have had several shooters in Knowledge Vault that have gone through this surgery and what they have experienced in coming back to shooting has been interesting to say the least.  The first thing they are aware is how white is really whit... Read more…

Vividly Imagine the Shot

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 22, 2018

When practicing using single targets always vividly imagine how the shot comes together and tie both sides of the brain up with doing different things thereby working together.   This is a big deal because your swing will not be the same everyday you go to shoot and by recognizing how your body’s rhythm is that day and training with what it is and making adjustments and scoring is huge. This is why I believe that ... Read more…