Coach’s Corner: Training Plan Overview – Chance


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    Hey Chance! Another great and straightforward presentation ! I’m new to this community and shooting. I’ve just finished reading The New Rules of Marksmanship where it discusses making a plan. At this time my shooting goals are very simple and small where planning the big picture seems unnecessary, like competitive shooting. So writing things down seems unneeded till my skills improve. Did you feel the same when you started?

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      Chance Post author

      Hey Austin,
      I really didn’t know what I wanted when I started shooting. In your case, I recommend determining what your goal is, no matter how simple, and plan for it. I have found writing stuff down makes an idea and plan more concrete. It will also hold you accountable. By planning for small stuff, it will help you learn to chunk your training and focus on the fundamentals. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Keep up the hard work!


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        Hey Chance! You and Sean are on point with ideas to help formulate my goals. I just posted to Sean that this week, I purchased a journal to put on paper my goals to measure my growth and keep focused versus just playing.

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      I’m more the “flow” Coach, which Coach Chance would probably call the “fly by the seat of your pants” Coach. LOL! I have to second Chance’s recommendation to plan it out from the top down. Even if your current “top” isn’t clearly defined. That way you can ensure that the training you’re doing is moving you in the direction you want to go. Doing that will allow you to set small, achievable benchmarks that gradually build into a progressively more defined ultimate goal. Remember, if you aren’t measuring, you’re aren’t training. you’re playing.
      That isn’t to say that you won’t have leeway within the plan to focus on a current issue. As an example, if you plan on working hypothetical step 4 today, but find yourself unable to execute hypothetical step 2 smoothly and perfectly. Then spend the time on step 2. It’s still supportive of the overall training plan. Sometimes stepping back a microcycle or 2 will accelerate your overall progress and raise your performance ceiling.

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        Hey Sean!! Thanks so much for you input!! You are exactly correct in not measuring is simply playing. I did buy this week a journal to put on paper my goals to keep me on point.

  2. Profile photo of William

    Thank you Chance…
    Your presentation is articulate and really helpful in explaining ways to move from a concept to concrete action.

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    Chance Post author

    Thanks, brothers. Please let me know if you see anything in the videos that you think I can improve upon. Planning your training, or anything else for that matter, can be tricky if you try to over-complicate it. It’s very easy to get distracted by “shiny objects” and lose focus on the big picture.

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    Chance, Nice job brother! I like the idea of “plan from the top down & train from the bottom up.” Great advice. Looking forward to your next videos.

  5. Profile photo of Roy

    Thank You Chance ! Excellent “blueprint” for “execution” to “accomplish a goal.” As you mentioned perserverence .