Most folks out there can’t afford to take a shooting class more than about once a year or so, and most people don’t get instruction that much.
I hear a lot of people talk about how they struggled for years doing things incorrectly. How they then changed something in their practice and saw improvement.
People talk about how boring dryfire is because they’re doing the same crap over and over and over, day after day, month after month and they’re not really seeing improvement either.
I was listening to a small business podcast today where a lady was being interviewed about the small business that she runs where she brings together these women who run businesses into these Mastermind groups. They pay her to be part of a group, and as part of the group they all counsel and support each other in their businesses with regular conference calls, etc.
This got me thinking about the shooting sports.
Why couldn’t there be some sort of group coaching for shooters looking to improve their game?
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It’s 2018. There’s a lot of technology out there today that allows for small groups of people to fire up a web cam, share files, and conference with each other that we simply couldn’t do a few years ago.
I’d like to see shooters get together with 3 or 4 other shooters that are like minded and similarly motivated and jump on Skype or Hangouts once a month or every other week and talk to each other about what’s going on in there shooting. What’s going well? What sucks? What feels like it sucks?
I think that if people are honest with each other, that type of group coaching could prove to be really valuable for a lot of folks who are highly motivated, but aren’t able to get instruction more than once a year or so.
Connecting over the internet, watching each other’s match video, or maybe even just the highlight and lowlight stages from each other’s video and discussing it could prove valuable.
I could be wrong, but I think having similar skill levels, and similar motivations would be really important. You don’t want a situation where there’s 3 C and B class shooters and a GM, because the GM probably isn’t going to get a lot from the group, but will end up probably giving most of the advice.
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