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Break 'em All - The Complete Guide to Fixing Clay Target Shooting Problems shatters the mold of conventional books on clay target shooting. Instead of taking a 'how-to' approach to breaking targets, this book focuses on correcting and eliminating common problems which prevent shooters from hitting every clay target they shoot at. This book breaks down the fundamentals of shotgun shooting into five basic components (position, mount, vision, movement, and psychology) then associates common errors back to these components for correction. For each error the following questions are asked and answered; What does this "really" mean? How do I know if I am doing it? How do I stop doing it? Things I can do to prevent it from happening... again? This allows the reader to perform self-identification and self-correction of each problem. There is also asection which trains the reader how to perform a self-diagnosis (and correction) of problems that occur in real-time. The appendices of this book are directed towards the competition shooter and spotlight such issues as (a) goal planning for competition, (b) training for competition, (c) practice for competition and (d) performance during competition.
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BJ McDaniel began as an International Skeet shooter and continued to compete until 1984. Since then he has been coaching for USA Shooting in every phase of the international sport of shotgun shooting. He has developed young shooters from entry level to medal winning world level athletes. He has contributed as the primary instructor and co-author (with Mark Taylor) of the USA Shooting Shotgun Coach Certification Course. He is a Certified International Coach and holds an ISSF Class A Judge license. B. J. served as the Team Leader to several World Cups and as an assistant Team Leader during the 2001, 2003, and 2005 World Clay Target Championships. He was an official for the shotgun events at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Throughout the years, McDaniel has also been involved internationally as a Team Leader and Judge resulting in establishing a reputation as a most knowledgeable and capable expert of the shotgun sport. B. J. was selected in 2002 as the Development Coach of The Year (Shooting) by USA Shooting and the United States Olympic Committee. Mark Taylor started shooting American-style trap in 1969. Since that time Mark has competed in American-style trap and American-style skeet regularly/semi-regularly until 1976 at which time he took up International-style trap competitively. Mark resumed American-style trap competition in 1985, shooting ATA registered targets, local club/league matches and shooting at the Grand American trap shoot. Mark is an Advanced International Coach under USA Shooting's certified coaching program. Currently, Mark spends the majority of his time coaching junior shooters, and shooting clay targets infrequently with friendsExcerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
INTRODUCTION There are a number of great books available on the basics of shooting a shotgun and the various clay target games. Many of these books were published decades ago, while others were published as recently as last year. Each of these books is unique in that the author has his or her own style of writing and explaining the various concepts. This uniqueness is what makes interested shooters read multiple books from different authors—the hope that a concept or an idea can and will be explained in such a distinctive way that the proverbial light bulb will either come on or shine brighter.
However, one common thread is evident in all these books: the authors focus on HOW to correctly shoot the shotgun and HOW to correctly hit the clay target. Although this is the foundation for success, many books stop after explaining the basics, fully expecting that readers will effectively implement exactly what was written. Unfortunately, there are any number of things that can happen as an individual attempts to execute the basics after reading them from a book. Here are a few examples. 1. A shooter may read a book on trapshooting, execute the material correctly, and later switch over to shooting skeet or sporting clays (or vice versa); therefore, the basics of one game need to be altered to be successful in another game. 2. A shooter may read a book on one type of clay target shooting, execute the material correctly, and then develop a bad habit (which causes targets to be missed). 3. A shooter may read a book on one type of clay target shooting and misinterpret how to execute the material correctly, thus causing the shooter to miss targets but not understand why.
This book is not focused on how to correctly shoot a shotgun at clay targets. It assumes that the reader is already familiar with some type of clay target shooting. Instead, it is focused on helping shooters of all levels to diagnose WHY they are missing clay targets and to suggest solutions and/or changes that will solve the problems and raise their clay target shooting scores.
This book is divided into eight parts: the first two provide background information on solution methodology and self-diagnostics. The next five parts are the heart of the book, each discussing one of the shooting fundamentals in depth. The individual chapters within each part provide specific solutions to the problems discussed. The last part offers a summation of the material presented. Finally, four appendices provide a program for those interested in competitive shooting. Thus, the book is set up as follows:
Part I – Solution Methodology This part focuses on the process of problem recognition and identification—as such, it becomes the road map for the rest of the book. You will learn how to perform triage on your shooting performance, thus prioritizing where to focus your attention to receive maximum benefit and gain. Once you recognize the root cause of the difficulties you are having, you can use this part to steer you to those portions of the book that can help to solve these difficulties.
Because this book focuses on the four primary shooting fundamentals—Position, Gun Mount, Vision, and Movement—pinpointing which fundamental is the root cause of your difficulty will start you along the problem-solving path. To get to the proper solution, you need to first identify, via triage, the problem. The succeeding parts identify and categorize multiple problem-solving techniques for each fundamental.
In addition, there is a separate part dedicated to Mental Training. Although not a primary fundamental for shotgun shooting, its relevance as a possible root cause deems it a necessary inclusion for problem solving.
Part II – Self-Diagnostics while Shooting Regardless of your shooting ability, level and/or experience, at some point within your shooting career, things will start to unravel while you are in the middle of shooting. Although it may be simple to fix exactly what you are doing wrong, it is not feasible to stop the round to pick up your copy of this book and re-read the appropriate chapter and start over. What you need to do is some real-time diagnostics of what could be wrong and fix it in the middle of the round. This part provides you with an overview of what might be wrong and how to fix it in real-time. Four of the most common errors are identified, explained and solved. Given the very short timeframe that you have to fix problems on the line and that you never know exactly when they will occur, you should read and re-read this part before each shooting session.
In each of the five parts concerning fundamentals, you will find an introduction and a definition of terms relating to the fundamental and a listing of common problems that can be attributed to this fundamental.
The following format is used in each chapter: · What It Really Means · How Do I Know If I’m Doing It? · How Do I Stop Doing It? · Things I Can Do to Prevent It from Happening . . . Again
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