How Flight School is practice a different way

Flight School provides drills for learning how to control a dart’s flight path.

Flight School provides techniques for learning game strategies.

Flight School provides guidance for competing at the game/sport of darts.

Flight School does not teach a person how to play the game of darts.

 

Principle: Improve your practice to improve your game

 

Physical practice:

Drills are tasks to be performed.

Flight School is different from ‘practice games’ because of the Flight School mind set.

The Flight School mind set is like the one you have for taking out the trash.

 

When taking out the trash, you don’t analyze lifting, opening, tying and closing you just do those things and trash ends at the curb.  That’s the premise behind Flight School: shooting a dart is mainly intuitive. The practice routines let you learn how to ‘shoot’ a dart to where you want it without thought.

 

The drill becomes one more task to be done during your day.

Take out the trash then do the drill then do something else or see what’s on TV.

 

Do not compete with your self

A drill is not a contest to see how many targets you can hit, how many you can hit within so many minutes, which targets you finish first or last, or how many targets you have in your routine compared to someone else.

 

Psychobabble has limited application.

Physical practice is to learn how to stick a dart into a target anywhere on the dart board.

It is not to find out how your body coordinates the actions needed to get the dart to stick where you want it.

There is no need to know how you stand or lean or what your arm, wrist and fingers are doing in order to get the dart to stick into the target. What your arm, wrist and fingers are doing is none of your business.

You do not pit your self against the clock or a goal or a previous accomplishment or some standard of performance.

You just continue sticking darts into targets until it becomes – taking out the trash.

You can analyze your self right out of the game.

 

There are four physical practice drills: A1, A2, A3 and A4 each one leads to the next. A4 is similar to A1 but includes grouping of darts where A1 does not. Your progression through the drills lets you see how your skill is improving.

         

There are two other parts of Flight School which deal with the mental aspects (memorization) and competition aspects (emotional) issues of the dart game/sport.

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