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Recent posts on coaching and news from Kevin Kilty Coaching

How to use Sport Psychology to improve your shooting performance

The use of sports psychology has grown exponentially in sport as the benefits that it brings to sporting performance has clearly been identified. It’s use in shooting has been more gradual and in my opinion, less structured than it has been used in other sports. For example, I have seen athletes who look to sports psychology to bridge a gap…

How to release your best performance in competition

I started writing this article in between training and competition rounds at the 14th Asian Shooting Championships in Qatar. The longs days at the range gave me time to reflect and observe how different shooters prepare and cope for the stresses and challenges of releasing their competition performance. Beware of the coach In terms of your competition performance, the most…

Nakayama wins Bronze and Olympic quota in Asian Championships

Over the last two years, it’s been an honour to work with and to help the Japan national shooting team in their preparations for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The shooters of Japan are dedicated and hardworking athletes whose desire to represent their country at their home Olympic Games added considerable pressure to this task. On the 6th November last,…

The Professional Shooting Coach

Developing Professional Olympic Shooting Coaching
Olympic shooting is one of the original modern Olympic sports. Coaches and athletes must be able to perform to the highest levels to ensure that they are competitive and successful. I have spent my coaching career as a volunteer, working with athletes to help them realise their potential. My work with the ISSF Academy continues this goal and now I continue to work to create the next generation of coaches to ensure that our athletes have access to the best support, technical knowledge to allow them to succeed and ultimately - to grow the future development of our sport on a global basis.

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OLYMPIC TRAP – THE COMPLETE COACHING GUIDE

Now available in the online shop
OLYMPIC TRAP – THE COMPLETE COACHING GUIDE is the definitive shotgun coaching book for Olympic Trap from leading coach and educator Kevin Kilty. 

Written for coaches and shooters of all levels, Kevin Kilty, sets out his structured coaching system and shows how it can be used in developing Trap shooters from the beginner all the way through to the elite level.

Benefits of Kevin Kilty
Coaching

How to benefit from a professional ISSF Academy 'A' Licensed coach
Take your own shooting and that of your team to a new level of performance by using the latest in structured coaching techniques.

Performance Analysis

The use of performance analysis to identify areas of your shooting technique which can be improved and strengthened to ensure a consistent and optimal performance.

Training Programmes

Specific training programmes developed to realise the goals identified by the performance analysis.

Goal Setting and Evaluation

Identifying specific short and medium term goals to drive performance improvements.

Sports Psychology

How to maximise your training and competition outcome goals with the aid of sport psychology.

ISSF Academy Official Coaching Guide to Olympic Skeet

Now available in the online shop
Written by the ISSF Academy’s head shotgun tutor Dr. Kevin Kilty, the book presents as an authoritative coaching manual for the Skeet shooting discipline and stands out as a definitive reference for all coaches interested in shotgun shooting.

This book marks a significant step forward in the development of shotgun shooting and provides shooters and coaches with an important resource from which to further develop their own coaching careers and those of their athletes.

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