Darts: Beginning to End
by George Silberzahn
Due for release July 2009
Throwing a dart, driving a car, riding a bike, playing a piano or any other skill one would care to mention all seem to work the same way. Information about how to do a skill is only understandable after we acquire the experience of doing the skill. We actually have to begin doing it before we can ever understand it. (Karl Hartman)
This being a given how does this book fit in? Reading the information in “Darts: Beginning to End” puts a proven way to accomplish the skill of darts into a person’s mind (whether beginning or having been at the game a while) so a person may return to the written words as often as desired in an attempt to better understand and perfect their own way of doing it.
What’s in the book?
What the dart world is: The people, organizations, competition, tournaments, leagues, and such.
Explanation of the three distinct styles of darts: American, soft tip and steel tip.
Which equipment a person needs to play each of the styles and how & where to get it.
Games played and/or used for practice.
Ways in which enjoyment is experienced beyond the act of competing.
You don’t have to want to be a super star to have fun at darts.
The hidden costs of a career.
Discussion beyond explaining what a person needs to know.
The theme is ‘How to do it’ after you know what “it” is.
The emotional side of the sport. What does being “good” mean and how does a person “know” they are “good”. Never play for nothing; commit to hit; your natural drift; spot shooting, planning shots and more.
The finer points to becoming accurate and consistent.
* When & when not and how to practice for what you want from the game.
Most defeat their purpose without knowing it.
* The mechanics of physical form and how to do it your way.
(It’s probably more involved than you think).
* A physical practice method which will have the most positive affect.
The intricacies of arithmetic and strategies of the games played.
The specifics of the soft tip game where they are different than the other two.
Dealing with the different mindsets required for higher levels of competition.
How to enjoy the tournament world and deal with the rigors.
The ways many years of competition affects a person.
Nine of the best darts shooters America ever produced talk to you about their experiences, approaches and techniques.
There is Information which covers every facet from “this is a dart” to “how to deal with the end of a career.”
1.0-How it all began (the book)
2.0-What’s it all about?
3.0-Types of darts and dart boards
4.0-Selecting your equipment
5.0-Why should you practice?
5.1 How long will this take?
6.0-What should you practice and not practice?
7.0-How should you practice?
7.1- Application of the basics
7.2- Physical practice part one
7.2.1 Stroke – the long and short of it
7.2.2 Group darts drill
7.2.3 Power – the Finger-Wrist drill
7.2.4 Accuracy drill
7.2.5 Ten Ton drill – for only the best
7.3- Physical practice part two
7.3.1 Games – SEWA skill measurement games
7.4- Mental Practice
7.4.2- Out Shots the easy way
7.4.3- Cricket Strategy
7.5- Emotional Practice
8.0- DIY Flight School
8.1- Analogy: Flight School to degrees in education
9.0-Being as good as can be
9.1- Little Things
9.2- When practice gets old
9.3- The scale of know
9.4- Dealing with the end of your career.
9.5 -Hustlers point of view
10.0-Soft Tip Specifics
12.0-What’s a Yip?
14.0- It’s 90% mental; the rest is in your head
15.0-The Ideal American Dart League
16.0- WYBMADIITY – Legends Speak
16.1 – Stacy Bromberg
16.2 – Dave Kelly
16.3 – Scott Kirchner
16.4 – Johnny Kuczynski
16.5 – John Part
16.6 – Marilyn Popp
16.7 – Chris White
16.8 – Darin Young Profile
17.0- Potential Legends Speak
17.1 – Joe Slivan
17.2 – Drew Tustin
17.3 – Mark Wuerstle
18.0 – Tournament Directors Speak
18.1 – Chris Bender
18.2 – Peter Citera
18.3 – Ron Marks
19.0 – And finally …. George