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    Default What's holding you back?

    I've often wondered as of lately anyway, what's holding me back, alot of what i've read and experienced first hand is, that when you reach a certain level of consistency, archery becomes EXTREMELY mental. I completely understand, what i dont get or at least havent mastered yet, is how to work on the mental part, like i can work on a release, or consistent grip. I understand not every shoot, whether it be league, a tournament, or just on the range, wont be a victory, or result in a perfect score, but what i need to peg down is how to hit a good consistent average, and not very much from there. It's a work in progress, it's all a game, and i NEED to understand that to advance, and have fun.

    That being said, i know what's stopping me for the most part, and I know it's not a great idea to talk about what you do wrong, and im not here, im more or less identifying what i need to fix in order to get to the next level.

    Im just curious to see what other people are getting held back by, or maybe you've made it, i want everyone's opinion on here, id love to get some pros in on this, just so see what has helped them advance to the places id love to be.

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    Default My suggestion

    Would be shoot against better archers.

    Shoot as often as you can in ever venue.

    There a few pros here that hopefully can give you some insight.
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    Default Most likely"Exposure"

    Quote Originally Posted by kgoss33@gmail.com View Post
    I've often wondered as of lately anyway, what's holding me back, alot of what i've read and experienced first hand is, that when you reach a certain level of consistency, archery becomes EXTREMELY mental. I completely understand, what i dont get or at least havent mastered yet, is how to work on the mental part, like i can work on a release, or consistent grip. I understand not every shoot, whether it be league, a tournament, or just on the range, wont be a victory, or result in a perfect score, but what i need to peg down is how to hit a good consistent average, and not very much from there. It's a work in progress, it's all a game, and i NEED to understand that to advance, and have fun.

    That being said, i know what's stopping me for the most part, and I know it's not a great idea to talk about what you do wrong, and im not here, im more or less identifying what i need to fix in order to get to the next level.

    Im just curious to see what other people are getting held back by, or maybe you've made it, i want everyone's opinion on here, id love to get some pros in on this, just so see what has helped them advance to the places id love to be.
    That said and everything else somewhat good just keep pounding those targets.Play some games with yourself to make you shoot higher scores.DB is right also about shooting with better shooters,it will raise the bar for you.....nobody wants to be the worst shot on the bale.Quit worrying about it and keep shooting.....it will come...patience.

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    I appreciate the input. i will only improve everytime i shoot, and forget about any bad sessions.

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    Default I'm in that area.

    I'm right there of shooting good but when it comes time to clean it I get to the last round and my nerves get the better of me. I have done this 4 times now this year. I say we must learn from it rather than forget it about it. But I could be wrong. I have been keeping a log of my shoots and I try to re-step in my mine what I was thinking about and keep track of it so I can try and get stronger there on my finishing with focus of shooting X's and not score but right now that's my nemeses of letting the score get to my thoughts before I release the shot and it's week shot for me. But I say we must keep at it for one day with great mental focus that will pass and you and I will just be shooting X's......not score. Darn game, but you know you love it..
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    Thats why i let someone else in my group keep score on a 3d shoot. i will look at my card one time at the half way point and thats it. my personal goal this year is to average a 300 or better on a 30 target ibo scoring course. so far i have shot 4 tournaments with scores of 304,304,314,320. its all a mental game now.
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    Default Good read

    Here some good stuff from one of the best ever.


    http://www.skvidarbue.no/diverse/Bra...ellenthien.pdf
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