Our host, Julian Pena, welcomes Bob to Hotel El Ciervo in Xares, Spain
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
Confidence is not a thing, it is a feel. Find that feel and you have everyone telling you that you look confident.
Terrie writes: Everyone tells me that I have to be more confident in my sport. How do I do that?
Bob – Great question Terrie. The need to be confident is often the first thing you’ll read in books on the mental game. It seems like pretty sound advice as we do admire the confidence we see in others. But what is confidence anyway? How does one go about being confident? All-Americans and world champions apparently have it, but what is it and how do we get it as well?
Spencer asks if shooting clay targets is 90% mental. Bob answers with a big YES. Very skillful athletes can collapse in the big game because they become intimidated, feel bad when they make a mistake, think about a past loss, etc.
They can keep practicing harder or they can use mental exercises to make the next competition seem exciting and familiar, and they can use various strategies to make their “fearsome” opponents disappear when they step into the are in the post. Continue reading
By learning a system and the proper tools to use the Zone as a High Performance Engine that drives your game, the athlete or sports team can get great results and avoid talk therapy and talking about problems and emotions. What does the athlete want? The Zone now, so he or she can play their game with passion and have success.
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