Lesson #18 – Cue Words and Shot Recall
Focus: Cue Words and Calling Your Shots
10 minutes – Discussion Points/Important Questions:
When you have a lot of distractions, what can you do to help you focus? Work on focus, use cue words.
What are cue words? Words that help us with our shooting process to help us focus.
What are some good cue words you could use?
Trigger, black, breathe, sights, focus, stable, etc.
15 minutes – Head Out to Range, Zero, Confirm, and Start 10 Minute Warm-up
35 minutes – Combo Practice Working on Session Focus
What to look for: Athletes able to tell you whether their zero was good or bad. Which shot was their best shot and which was their worst. You could also have them tell you which cue word they are trying to use.
25 minutes – 1 Skill/Drill Based on Focus: Recording Your Shots
Athletes will have a special paper with a circle on it. They will take 1 shot on their paper target – Charlie. After each shot they take, they will draw on their circle paper where they think their shot went. They will do this for 10-15 shots on Charlie and record where they think it went on the paper. Afterwards they can compare their estimated shots to their actual target.
1 Game: Distraction Game – Targets on Manual
Athletes are in pairs or teams. Athletes take one shot at a time and then alternate. The partner or team not shooting, tries to distract the ones that are. They can make any noise, sing songs, say whatever they think will distract the other person. They CANNOT touch the person, their rifle, breathe into their face or move their mat. Alternate 1-shots until someone gets all 5 down. Remind athletes to use Cue Words to focus.
Equipment Needed: Z/C paper, 3rd paper target for Skill/Drill. Paper with a circle on it for recording shots and pencils for each athlete.