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Practice, Learning and Performance….Part Three: Conclusions

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Over the past two months we have talked about how there is only one way for anyone to determine whether they have learned anything.  In our game that would be; can you do it on command, cold turkey so to speak, on game day when there are people watching and they are keeping score?  Until you can do that you really have not learned anything, you are in the process of learning and there is a great difference in the appro... Read more…

Sight Pictures, Are They Conscious or Subconscious?

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

To be or not to be…..that is the question.  Whether it is better to know what the lead is before you pull the trigger or not.  There are as many opinions on this as there are shots in sporting clays and there are many theories about what really happens when we shoot a moving object with a shotgun.  The underlying reason there are so many different opinions about something so simple as shooting ahead of a moving object ... Read more…

More on Fear

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

This month let’s look at some of the ways Fear gets into your game and makes you miss targets.  Our game is riddled with fear based decisions and we have found the first step in conquering fear is not only recognizing it but recognizing what it makes you do when you let it in.  We have mentioned before in this column that anytime fear gets in your game the gun gets between the eyes and the target and the eyes come off ... Read more…

Practice, Learning and Performance….Part One

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

May puts us 1/3 of the way through the year with nationals being the ending.  Last month we talked about adjusting your goals and commitments based on the less than inviting financial outlook we are facing and by now you should have made whatever adjustments necessary and are going about accomplishing your short term goals in preparation for achieving your long term goals for the year.  One word of caution, don’t marry... Read more…

Be Early in the Break Point

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Dear Vicki and GilI have been a skeet shooter for over 20 years.  Friends introduced me to sporting clays a little over a year ago and I have made it to ‘B’ class with 5 punches.  When I started shooting sporting clays the method I instinctively used was MOVE-MOUNT-SHOOT.  I learned about the OSP method and have read everything (almost) that you have in print.I am starting to regress now in my score.  My mount is excel... Read more…