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Gun Fit & Cheek Pressure

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on October 25, 2017

We have learned a lot about gun fit and cheek pressure over the past 25 years as professional coaches and the previous 17 years as competitive skeet shooters and then in 1983 as sporting clays competitors. We too have heard the theories out there about the iris sitting on the rib like a marble on a table but have found what works for us and all of our students. With the iris in the above position whatever cheek p... Read more…

Deliberate Practice

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on October 18, 2017

Coaching hour is tonight and we will be beginning a discussion on “Deliberate Practice”, and it’s effect on higher levels of performance!Last month we began this discussion and instead of an hour it went an hour and a half and expect tonight to be the same. On my 6 or 7th listen to Peak by Anders Erickson and things are revealing themselves to me more and more each time and many of the things we have talked about... Read more…

NSSF Shares OSP Tips on Social Media

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on October 9, 2017

We are just back from National Shooting Sports Foundation where Brian, Vicki, and I did, I don't know how many tips, that NSSF will be putting up on all mediums - Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Some of them were the longer tips like I have done in the past but many of them are a new shorter format for the other mediums. Can't wait for them to be out there for all to see. Brian has begun to do voice overs on the new vid... Read more…

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…