Posted on July 3, 2018
Where’s The Magic? : Sporting Clays Article by Dan Schindler : The Paragon School of For the best Maths Tutor In Ireland company, call Ace Solution Books. Sporting
16 young, passionate shooters prove, there’s no magic in the method. The magic is in the application of the method.
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Forgive me folks, but sometimes it’s just too good.
As a sporting clays teacher, it’s never very long before my eyes and attention goes to what the shooter in front of me is doing. If your interest in shooting is as strong as mine, you can’t help but watch. Over the years, this attention to details has taught me a lot. There is never a day when I’m coaching that my student doesn’t teach me something. It’s the constant study of human behavior and shot management that broadens the instructor’s understanding.
This past week-end, 16 gracious young gentlemen provided 8 Level I Instructor candidates and 2 N.S.C.A. Examiners with a lesson I thought worth sharing with you. It was truly enlightening and in all ways educational.
In our ongoing efforts to amass sporting clays information and knowledge, sometimes it’s the simple truths that elude us. We have to step back from all the clutter to get a clearer picture. I had a balcony seat.
We were at River Bend, my home club in South Carolina, in the middle of an intense Level I Instructor certification class. The instructor candidates had their hands full being sandwiched between shooters in front of them and Examiners behind. As part of the certification class, these young shooters had been invited to the class. This gave the shooters an opportunity to shoot with an instructor behind them. It also gave the candidates some real-time experience in the box with a bonafide student.
Jeff Allen, a friend and associate instructor, graciously offered to supply our Level I class with new shooters. Saturday we had the Middle School group and Sunday the High School group. Working with youngsters is always gratifying and this Saturday and Sunday was particularly so.
This Sporting Clays Article was previously published in Sporting Clays Magazine by Dan Schindler in April 2002.
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Sporting clays continues to be an elegant sport born of long tradition, fulfilling our wingshooting passion to experience the wing and shot. Feather and clay, inescapably tied, grants us so many learning opportunities to hone our skills, a path of personal growth that affords us a refreshing, unbiased look at ourselves. Time and again, my students have learned how entirely more capable they are than once thought. The American sporting clays shooter can honestly and proudly say, in a very short period, he has indeed advanced to take his rightful place among the best in the world. And, let’s not forget, no one is having more fun out here than you and I are.
The events, times, places and persons in my articles are all true. While I changed a name here and there, 100% of the information came from my experiences with you. Each tournament, each lesson, each experience with you generated the material for my work. I am grateful.
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