Tourney Jitters

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by SpiritOfTheWild, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. SpiritOfTheWild

    SpiritOfTheWild Junior Member

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    Been shootin now for 11 years, and despite practice,i entered a tournament today at my 3d club, and sure enough,halfway through i started making mistakes, getting target panic,missing shots i normally ace,Does anyone have any tips that could help out when the pressure is on? :peace:
     
  2. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    Shoot for fun, Put the score out of your mind. My oldest girl can shoot with any pros out there. She is not that good but it does not rattle her who she shoots with. Do not bet yourself up. Just shoot for fun. It is not like if you miss it will kill someone. I shoot for fun indoors and do not care what anyone thinks of my shooting. You are the one that puts pressure on your self.
     

  3. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    What i have found really helps me, is someone else keeping score.....

    If I cant see my score card, I cant worry about the shots I allready shot......
     
  4. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    you got the first one under your belt, the next one will go alot smoother...
     
  5. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    focus on your form and not that comp or tha score.
     
  6. Jitters

    Shoot ONE arrow at a time. Once you touch the trigger on the release you CANNOT catch that arrow. If you make a bad shot, concentrate on the next shot and make it good. GOOD LUCK
    Charlie
     
  7. SpiritOfTheWild

    SpiritOfTheWild Junior Member

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    Jitters

    Makes Sence..seems like the things i didnt think about hurt the most, archery is bout havin fun :biggrin1:
    thank yall much :peace:
     
  8. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    yep

    You just said it, Archery's About Fun:D
     
  9. pred8er

    pred8er He who eats fuzzy animals

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    Shoot for the fun of it, not the competition. I like to take each shot like I would at a live animal. If you act like it's a real animal, you'll give it the respect it deserves and you'll do just fine.
     
  10. goldflinger

    goldflinger Senior Member

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    "Shooting for the fun of it" thats exactly what it says on our club hats.
     
  11. RxBowhunterKS

    RxBowhunterKS Paddle in water

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    Just remember that pressure is self imposed. Don't think about the competition and go have fun. If you make a bad shot forget it and move on. Don't let it effect your future shots. When you have a run of great shots don't start thinking about the "what-ifs". Just let the shooting flow roll and have a good time.