Spencer asks if shooting clay targets is 90% mental. Bob answers with a big YES. Very skillful athletes can collapse in the big game because they become intimidated, feel bad when they make a mistake, think about a past loss, etc. They can keep practicing harder or they can use mental exercises to make the next competition seem exciting and familiar, and they can use various strategies to make their "fearsome" opponents disappear when they step into the are in the post.
Posted by Bob Palmer on December 19, 2011 at 1:46 PM