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32 PULLUSA MAGAZINE FALL 2018 THE FIELD C OAC H K ELV IE'S C ORNER MASTERING THE MENTAL MINDSET TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO BREAK MORE TARGETS THIS SEASON! by JASON KELVIE illustrations by TOM RICHMOND ll too often we get caught up buy- ing equipment and accessories seeking an immediate fix to our less- than-perfect scores, but the truth is, it's not so much in the tool itself as it is the person using the tool. One of the most overlooked tools in clay target shooting sports is the human brain. If you want to improve your scores, it's important to stay mentally focused while you're shooting. Learning to maintain your focus through weather and other distractions while develop- ing your confidence prior to the start of the round will help you make the jump from an average shooter to a great shooter without spending more money. WEATHER CONDITIONS We a t h e r h a s, a n d a l w a y s w i l l b e , unpredictable. However, elite shoot- ing sport athletes across the globe c o n t i n u e t o s h o ot g r e a t s c o r e s i n all types of weather. Olympian Kim Rhode won a gold medal in Beijing in the pouring rain! A JA S O N K E LV I E / U S A H S C T L C OAC H ED U C AT I O N A N D S U P P O R T M A N AG ER P R AC T I C I N G I N H I G H W I N D S , R A I N A N D OT H ER U N C O M F O R TA B L E C O N D I T I O N S W I L L I M P R OV E YO U R M EN TA L G A M E. TIPS

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