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How to release your best performance in competition

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…

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Nakayama wins Bronze and Olympic quota in Asian Championships

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,…

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The Experienced Shotgun Coach : Learning from experience and giving it all back

The Experienced Shotgun Coach : Learning from experience and giving it all back

Thoughts on being a custodian of coaching knowledge and sharing coaching experience From my earliest days as a shooter, I have always searched for guidance and coaching but was always disappointed at the scarcity that was available. I wanted an experienced shotgun coach to set me off on my career. Being based in Ireland, Olympic shooting is not a big…

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