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    Drtr
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:09 am    Post subject: Finding my stroke Reply with quote

    I am going thru one hell of a funk trying to refind my stroke, my league nights are so bad that I sit myself often, but then I will hit the board hard during the week and things seem to get better, but then comes Tuesday night and there goes my stroke. I think part of it is my mental state, since playing in the Super A div. It's so hard to beat these guys. I think I mentally give up before it starts UHHGGGG!
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I think sometimes during competition we tend to forget everything and suddenly 'try' too hard. All the while forgetting what we were doing when we were hitting the way we want to.

    I found I often started leaning more, reaching more, throwing faster, standing differently etc etc etc and had to stop myself and TRUST what I knew to be the right way to throw. Only then could I hit the way I was in practice.
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I'm in a similar situation, though it hits me anytime..just more often on league night.

    For me, losing weight has affected my game. Just starting to get it back but still high and low points.

    I do practice most every day but I think I need to have more of a routine and serious practice.
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Erik, I find myself doing the same things, stance, speed, everything, maybe your right, just trust em
    I also have this thing mentally that I need to overcome and that is fear, fear of letting my team down. I try too hard sometimes cause I want them to see that I really Can play this game at a high level, and I sometimes let that get to me
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Yes. Common issues all. First step is to take a step back and ask yourself: is trying too hard the problem? If so what about it is the problem? Shouldn't I just try hard to NOT change anything?
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Drtr wrote:
    Erik, I find myself doing the same things, stance, speed, everything, maybe your right, just trust em
    I also have this thing mentally that I need to overcome and that is fear, fear of letting my team down. I try too hard sometimes cause I want them to see that I really Can play this game at a high level, and I sometimes let that get to me


    In my opinion, you have it in your head that you are going to lose, therefore your game suffers.
    I'm not sure how many times I have said this to you, but, here it is again. The only thing that can beat you is the board. Don't worry about who you are playing, or what division you are playing in. Just throw your darts as if you are practicing at home. If you remember when you came to my house, your darts were all over the place. I wasn't even playing against you, and it seemed as though me just being there, you were intimidated. Just don't think about anything, except throwing your darts at your target. If you can learn to do that, you will be fine. JMHO.
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Go to Frank's place and play for $1/game.

    Keep that up until he gets tired of paying you more than you pay hime Wink
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I preach this to my team and always try to follow it..Smile! Have fun!

    Self-induced pressure is rarely a good thing.
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    My favorite quote about the mental stuff..

    Get out of your own head, it's dark and scary in there!
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    So tonight went better, won cricket and 301 in 2 straight, just threw and trusted my darts, I wasn't great but better. we also playes short handed and my 2 points were big, on to next week
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    PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Good start to the new path Kevin..
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