I recently received an email from Tom, a trap shooter, with the following question:Tom asks: During handicap I dropped 7 targets out of 50! I had not dropped that many targets during any of my practice rounds. I was devastated! Angry, frustrated and frankly confused. I had been practicing well, lots of targets in the previous ten days, maybe 700 targets in total. Where was my head?
I frequently get questions from readers of my book, blog and monthly articles in Trap & Field and other magazines. Shooters are stymied by some component of their game and turn to me, aka ASK BOB, the “Ann Landers” of the shooting sports.
I just got back from Spain, where I had the opportunity to work with an international skeet-shooting client in the mountains of Galicia. He had invited me to Spain to conduct a high performance clinic for Spanish shooters and coaches. To get there, my wife and I wended our way straight up thousands of nail-biting feet to Xares. For the faint of heart, Julian also has a helicopter pad! Continue reading →
Last night I worked with a particularly dynamic coach, staff and team. A previous clinic had awakened the sleeping giants in the players, as they had been shell-shocked from a negative prior coaching experience.
Trapshooter Alex asks: “How do I stop my bad habit of moving my gun before I see the bird come out of the house?”
This is a great question from Alex. The reason we develop this bad habit is because the bird usually comes out very close to the time we call for it, and we can get often get away with moving early. It is only when there is a delay that we start noticing our bad habit. Continue reading →