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Expectation and Getting in Your Own Way

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Expectation and Getting in Your Own WayDear Vicki and Gil…..I went to the state shoot this last weekend and shot great on the first day of the main but on the second day I began to flinch and went from an 82 on the first day to a 65 on the second and the targets were not harder.  I thought you guys had cured my flinching but now they seem to be back, help….we could sign the names of most of the people who shoot sportin... Read more…

Expectations on tournament day

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

A student of ours came to a great revelation the other day. After several months of shooting and taking lessons his scores, which had gone way up, began to go up and down. The ups were good, but the downs were becoming too much the norm. The downs were really showing up on tournament day. All I want is a trophy and out of E class, but really I just want the trophy, he would say. We would try to explain to him not to le... Read more…

How to stay focused for 10 shots

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

At every clinic the same question arises about how to not only get focused at the first stand, but how to stay focused for 10 shots.We have found that the best way to solve this problem is for you to practice getting focused and staying focused. How? In your practice routine, you must start making sure you go to the range with a specific thing to practice, like left to right crossers. Make yourself stay in a stand unti... Read more…

The pitfalls of unsolicited help

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

It seems that we are getting more and more questions and comments about how other shooters are “helping” people without being asked, especially the Level I and Level II instructors. For example, a man called us and said he was an 80-85% shooter until one day an instructor told him he was left eye dominant and to improve he would have to switch shoulders or put a dot over one eye.Let’s think about this. He is shooting 8... Read more…

Staying focused

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 7, 2014

Staying in the present is tough to do. When you begin your sequence your goal is to hit the first couple of targets, then hurry up and get out of the stand before you loose it. Normally what happens is you start out the stand in a rhythm and as you go through the pairs you will shoot faster and faster and squirt a few of the last targets. You need to have a preshot routine that you are comfortable with and that you use... Read more…