Psychology

Treating Burnout: Recognition and Recovery

Tired, snappy, or lacking enthusiasm? It could be burnout – Crystal Gauvin explains what to look for and how to treat it

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How to cure your shooting hang-ups

“Freezing” or “hanging up” on the clicker are two names for the same problem; an inability to execute the shot properly. Andrew Smith looks at the causes and cures

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How to combat competitive mind games

From well-meaning but misguided comments to deliberate mind games, there are a number of things that can put you off your shot. Danielle Brown shares her guide to coping with it

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5 Top tips to keep archery practice exciting

Archery is the art of repetition, but long hours spent doing the same thing can get dull. Lucy O’Sullivan shares her top tips on keeping practice engaging

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How to adapt and overcome career setbacks

We have all had some setbacks in archery; it is totally expected in your career as part of progressing as a sports person. “Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.” So

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When Learning Goes Wrong

Craig Johnson outlines how and why bad habits can form, and what to do to break them In other features I’ve given an overview of the nervous system, motor feedback and motor learning. This article will examine some of the

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Motor Learning

Craig Johnson explains how the brain learns in co-ordination with muscle systems, and how archers can use that to their advantage in training I have previously given an overview of the nervous system and looked at feedback in the motor system,

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You Against the World

Alistair Whittingham looks into what the pressure to achieve can do to an archer’s psyche Jaded and undirected, a world-class archer once told me that they ‘would rather go on holiday, using up their annual leave from work, than push to

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Sieze the moment

John Dudley explains how to prepare for when it all comes down to one shot. I was 18 years old and standing alongside two other guys looking at the final target for an ASA World Championship. All three of us

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Checks and balances

Alistair Whittingham looks at balancing positivity and negativity, and how the pressure of competition can sometimes leave an archer in the red

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