Lesson #19 – Heavy Trigger Pressure
Focus: Heavy Trigger Pressure
10 minutes – Discussion Points/Important Questions:
When we load our trigger pressure, when should we take up the first 50%? Immediately once you have your position set and eye down the sights.
Then when should you load to 80%? Once you start your rhythm breath.
Why do we want to hold it so high? So that there is very little pull required when you are ready to take the shot.
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: Athlete trigger finger floating off of stock, only touching trigger. Athletes able to load trigger right away and hold at high % until taking the shot. No yank for trigger pull.
25 minutes – 1 Skill/Drill Based on Focus: Slow Trigger
Athletes get into position and ready to shoot. They try to load the trigger as slowly as possible and hold it as high as possible until it goes off. Try to push as high as they can before taking the shot. 15 shots this way on metal.
1 Game: Hockey Combo – Targets on Manual
Athletes play field hockey as normal – on skis. Every 2-3 minutes, call the athletes to go shoot. If anyone cleans, they get a point for their hockey team. Then go back and play hockey. Sometimes they keep score.
Equipment Needed: Z/C paper, hockey sticks and ball