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2017 Safari International Club Conventions

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on February 6, 2017

Returning from the Safari International Club Convention and had 2 great seminars. We are the only folks that get a 2-hour seminar and we always run over time as there are so many questions to be asked and answered.  It is always amazing how much mythology there is out there on how to shoot a shotgun and how many people are looking right down that barrel and can’t figure out why they shoot so poorly.  I had one... Read more…

"Damn this works!"

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on February 6, 2017

Sitting here at South Florida Shooting Club watching it rain on this cold Sunday.  We have had a great few days of teaching and even some time to shoot the ShotKam for the website.  We had so many students that Brian came with us to teach.  We got here on Wednesday and Brian and I went to another club not far away to shoot some shots at another venue while Gil did a lesson.  We had a beautiful day for it and go... Read more…

Nuisance Decisions get in the Way

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on November 30, 2016

Just getting back from South Carolina and Florida and it struck me how nuisance decisions get in the way of everyone shooting their best.  On the September 2016 Coaching Hour, we discussed how if you were making too many nuisance decisions before a tournament how that affected your performance.  Nuisance decisions are decisions you make that are not life threatening, like watching for policeman or ambulances or o... Read more…

If Only we had a Magic Pill

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on September 12, 2016

Being in the office this week due to all the rain we have been having, I spoke to several people about their plateau they were on and how to get beyond the score they were stuck on.  If only we had a magic pill for that question. This is something everyone will go through and you just have to preserve through it by practicing the correct way and doing the 3 bullet drill and flashlight drill.  I’m finding out that ... Read more…

Performance Anxiety

Author: Vicki Ash
Posted on September 12, 2016

As the different state shoots are coming up and then Nationals in October, there seems to be some performance anxiety raising its ugly head. You can’t let that control what you do. This anxiety is fear and expectations.  You have prepared all year and you are ready and now you must go into these shoots knowing you can win but there are so many other variables that could happen that you wouldn’t win.  You have ... Read more…