An Excellent Summary of the Role of Practice

I don’t think this is behind a pay wall and I recommend it as an excellent summary of the role of practice in archery or any other performance sport or art

Does practice make perfect?

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2 responses to “An Excellent Summary of the Role of Practice

  1. Colin Gregory

    I do not remember seeing it mentioned with regard to archery (although I have seen it talked about in terms of golf), when I talk to people about practice I try to encourage them to focus on good shots rather than just shooting , my subjective personal opinion is that each bad shot has a significantly greater effect than each good shot, on the order of 1 bad shot equates to at least a dozen good shots, such that the backward steps are more impactful than the forward.

    On Thu, 7 Oct 2021, 14:39 A Blog for Archery Coaches, wrote:

    > Steve Ruis posted: “I don’t think this is behind a pay wall and I > recommend it as an excellent summary of the role of practice in archery or > any other performance sport or art Does practice make perfect? .” >

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    • I promote something I call the Rule of Discipline for archery. It goes like this, if anything physical or mental intrudes upon your shot, you must let down and start over.

      The basis of this is that you must never, ever willingly shoot a bad shot. If you do, you are empowering your subconscious mind to improvise when it desires to.

      So, yes, you must focus on making good shots and never, ever willingly go ahead woith a shot you know will not be good.

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