Crossing from ‘Player’ to ‘Shooter’

Kevin Friddell wrote:

ugh!!!! the 5’s and 1’s continue. Is it reasonable to expect less than 15% misses out of 100 darts? The best I could do last night was 21 darts and that was with a 152 out.
Back to the practice board.

 

George Silberzahn wrote:
And so you continue to measure your self against your self and be disappointed in your self.

 

Kevin Friddell wrote:

Yeah, I don’t know why I do that crap. It sure doesn’t help my darts.

 

Kevin Friddell wrote:

Something great happened yesterday in league.
First of all I have the #1 spot for wins in our league. Secondly I have the chance for #1 in Quality Points. Right now I am off by 3 putting me in second.

Here is the cool thing that happened.
I started the night well in 501. Me and my teammate did not drop a leg and I personally was averaging in the 70’s. In fact I had my first 13-0 night. In my cricket match I started struggling, but I did something I have never done before. I RELAXED AND THREW MY DARTS! I just pretended I was on my practice board and the darts just seemed to hit their mark. It was quite a relief to be able to gather myself and shoot more like I know I can.

A great night of learning and a great night of darts.

 

George Silberzahn wrote:
Alright!! I knew you would make that leap I just didn’t know how long it would take.
All three types of practice is what it takes, you are doing them and it is paying off. Now, what about A3?

 

George Silberzahn wrote:

Flight School people have something of which to take note. You work at practicing all three types of practice and struggle to see the benefit show up in your competitive play. I constantly urge everyone to be patient with themselves; that the work will pay off, but being able to be patient and really learn the lessons that only sound practice habits can teach is difficult and trying.

I stress the difference between being a dart “player” and being a dart “Shooter” but the distinction is not so easily understood. 

We now have a success story with which to relate.

Kevin Friddell has made the leap. He can now consider himself a “Shooter!”

“I RELAXED AND THREW MY DARTS! I just pretended I was on my practice board and the darts just seemed to hit their mark. It was quite a relief to be able to gather myself and shoot more like I know I can.”

 

This is the break through. This is an accomplishment most worthy of a tilt, a major tilt, from all us around the world.

It is also a warning shot across the bow of those who have been able to be successful in competing against him. Although there is still perfecting to be done, Kevin has increased his prowess at the sport of darts and has reached a level of understanding which can make him very difficult to win against.

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