Safe Place Meditation Technique for Target Pistol Shooters

After the cardiac coherence (CC in my shooting journals) exercise that I learned from Aurore Goberville, here’s another mental technique for target pistol shooters: the safe place meditation (noted as SP in my journals).

Alan Goldberg (Dr G): “What We Focus on Is the Central Skill in Developing Mental Toughness”

Alan Goldberg (aka Dr G) is a sports psychology coach that shares a lot of helpful tips and resources through his YouTube and social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter). He has a lot of experience in multiple sports, including target athletes like us pistol shooters, and a didactic passion that transcends his videos and texts. …

Trigger Decision Group Training (Technical, Mental, Physical)

Last Monday we finally had a group training with the Mental-Objectif-Perf (MOP) group of shooters under the direction of Daniel & Aurore Goberville. It happened right after an MOP competition the day before where other shooters and I had trouble with starting too slow and having issues with trigger decision and execution. So the training focused on the trigger.

Alan Goldberg (Dr. G) Interview Preview

I just finished talking with Alan and it was just amazing. As a patron you can watch this interview whenever you want while I’m working on the post with the transcription.

Listen to the Impact (Trigger Pistol Training Programme)

After my new personal best last week, Daniel Goberville has sent a new programme with a twist in the visualization drill to help me improve the last milliseconds of trigger release. This is done by…

Sensations, Trigger & Coordination Pistol Training Programme

The last training was only in use for one week (it worked well). Daniel has sent a new programme that focuses more on coordination and the sensations of the trigger release, with more visualization drills.

The phrases are based on my weekly conversations with him and come from tactics I implemented myself to improve my attitude and confidence during matches. What is important for me is not so much the phrase in itself but the attitude I use it with, which brings a wave of positivity and confidence.

Grip Hold Training Programme 2: More Coordination and Visualization

Following on the steps and success of the first grip hold training programme which has been in place for one week (4 training days), Daniel sent a new programme that continues the work but shifts the weight to more coordination and other technical aspects (namely trigger release).

Highlights of The Inner Game of Tennis: The Ultimate Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

This book is not exactly about shooting but it is great for our mental preparation, with plenty of insight that is directly translatable to pistol shooting. My favorite quotes from the book are:  Experience precedes technical knowledge.Language is not the action, and at best can only hint at the subtlety and complexity contained. No teacher is …

Summary of the book “The Psyche of the Shot: Sport Psychology and Competition”

Download PDF and ebook formats (Mobi, EPUB ) A Must Read Book The Psyche of the Shot: Sport Psychology and Competition is a great book to buy and read in English or German that can help improve your shooting performance. If you want to improve your mental game you must read it. The authors (Heinz …