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Pressure Increases ... Awareness Decreases

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on June 18, 2019

“When the pressure we are under increases, it is natural for our awareness to decrease. This change might be almost imperceptible at first, but as the pressure increases, our peripheral vision narrows and so too does our hearing, and, as a result, so does what we are thinking.  When the pressure really racks up we are virtually shutting down and our awareness has narrowed to a tiny window. Now, this is a great hel... Read more…

“If you are thinking you are stinking!”

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on June 11, 2019

“If you are thinking you are stinking!”  Here is a perfect example.   Have had 8-10 shooters call in the past weeks after nationals that have been taking lessons from shooters in their area and have gotten to 83-85 and were told by their shooter coaches to go shoot more tournaments and call them when they find a shot that is giving them trouble. They call us and are in the Knowledge Vault for less than 2-3 weeks a... Read more…

It's Like Public Speaking

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on June 4, 2019

Learning to shoot at higher and higher levels is like public speaking. We can all talk but how many of you could have a conversation about what we are discussing with 30 shooters? 100 shooters? 500 shooters? I can because I have done it and I have put myself in the game enough times that I understand the topic and the misconceptions that shooters have about skill building and performance and I am a master of the m... Read more…

Train with Prediction

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 28, 2019

When approaching a shot under pressure if you have trained that shot hundreds of times with prediction and then execution of the prediction then it becomes easy to trust it because you trained it!!!!  Hello!! This is what practice is for. This is why in my original post I said you are not practicing the correct way building long term memory.  Most shooters never take their practice game to higher levels therefore ... Read more…

Allow the Brain to Anticipate

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on May 21, 2019

The brain understands skill as a sequence of events that through repetition allows for it to see the sequence as one event not a series of events.  This allows for the brain to anticipate ahead of what you are about to do and take over the tasking of orchestrating the shot while you focus on the target. Read more…