Mastering The Mental Game is learning how to managing and control the conscious mind (source of match pressure) and training the tremendous power of the subconscious mind to consistently execute the shot sequence. All Champions in the various shooting sports have learned how to master this struggle of emotions and channel both pre-match anxiety and championship match pressure to their advantage.
In our continuing series of The Mental Game Blogs, we will explore many published sources and experiences from some of the best rifle competitors and sports psychologists in the various shooting sports disciplines.
“Winners are convinced they will finish first. The others hope to finish first”
Lanny Bassham, From the Book “With Winning in Mind”
“I always think that the one I have in the chamber is the first one. I shoot 40 matches of one shot each, not a single match of 40.”
Agustin Sanchez, World Class Silhouette Shooter
February 14, 2023
Creating habits that lead to success. “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” — Patches O’Houlihan Happy New Year! It’s nearly the end of January already, so probably a little late to be wishing everyone a happy new year; but this is the first post to The Rifle Silhouette Report for… Continue reading Training, Part 1
December 20, 2022
“We don’t talk about Bruno!” — Encanto Let’s be honest, shooting good scores in silhouette is hard! This is not something anyone can just step onto the range and do well. It takes a LOT of work and time to develop the physical and mental skills to perform well at this sport. To hit a… Continue reading The Most Common Mistake
November 25, 2021
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