Dart Coach - Training Aides Continued

The second training aide is something I created after going to a carnival and playing the ring toss game. Having a laugh as you do playing carnival...

Darts Coach-Useful Training Aids

There are two training aids I use which stems from the way I was taught to play. In this post I will outline the first.  In the beginning, my coach...

Darts Coach-Be Prepared!

In 2013 I came across a quote that that changed the way I approached darts, among other things. "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't...

Darts Coach-Are you sure?

In light of the last session, players may believe they can achieve success if “my technique works like player A, with the consistency of player B”...

Darts Coach-Formulas for Success

Part One - Formulating a Plan After sitting back and watching players, coaches and doing some coaching myself, there has been a noticeable shift i...

Darts Coach - Tips for Good Tournament Prep

The 5 P’s (Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance) Everyone has an opinion on how and why things should be done before an event. Even now, I ...

Darts Coach - 5 Tips for Overcoming Dartitis

The below information relates to methods I have used to assist players with dartitis. As I have had a lot of success doing so, I put these "opinio...

Darts Coach-Mental Game Training–Part 3

In the last post we ended in a thick spot…..so let's pick up again. Practising in a conscious state of awareness regarding your technique is how w...

Darts Coach-Mental Game Training–Part 2

Hi all, this week's tip is a direct continuation of Part 1  published in a previous post. Shutting off the conscious mind is difficult for several...

Darts Coach - Mental Game Training - Part 1

Darts - Mental Game Training – Part 1 The two sides of the coin. We're going to get into some thinking that will hopefully unlock more of your dar...

Darts Equipment – Simple Complexity   

In this week's tip, I'd like to change the way you think about darts equipment and how a single setup may not be your best option. Like all sports...

Darts Coach -The power of suggestion

Progress with my game for me can be attributed to understanding how my brain works - well when it comes to darts at least. More often than not, we ...

Darts Coach -Get some S.M.A.R.T goals

Progression – Left foot, right foot. This session will go through the progression phases we go through as we strive towards our ultimate goals. I ...

Grow your Darts IQ - establish two good habits

Today we are going to recap the last few weeks lessons and paint a clearer picture of why science will make progress possible through understandin...

Darts Technique - The Big 3

Coaching is a passion that allows me to demonstrate my love of darts through the sharing of knowledge. It is something I could do for hours and one...

Darts Tip-let the math do the work

In my last darts tip, we looked at practice routines to build our platform for success by understanding the basics. We also touched on the mental ...

Three practice games to improve your average

Let's kick off the first discussion with a rundown on practice routines. Everyone has a theory about the best routine, however, like everything els...

Consistent Shooting

By Warren ParryConcentrate on your approach. One of the key things to shooting consistent darts is approaching the board the exact same way every t...

Fitness and Diet

Hi There Darts Fans, I'm going down a slightly different route with this months Tips and Hints! I have been over the basics for practice and counti...

Stand and deliver: check your stance, hit your target

There’s plenty of advice out there about how to throw a dart – grip, finger placement etc. But how you stand also has a huge impact on your overall darts game. In this post, we’ll take a look at the factors that go into getting your stance right to throw right.

Confidence: the secret sauce of top darts players

Confidence. It's hard to teach and tricky to learn. It’s intimidating and from a distance, it can look like arrogance. But rather than loud bravado, true confidence is a quiet, strong self-belief that’s your secret sauce for winning at any level of the darts game.  

Play it forward: helping and teaching other players

There’s that old saying: ‘Those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach.’ We’re calling BS on that right now, because we reckon in darts ‘Those who can, do, but those who teach, do the game a favour.’

So, where do you start with teaching other players, and what do they need to know first, versus what they’ll learn through practice and experience? 

Number Power

Part 1Hello all Shot Darts fans and customers, my name is Ken MacNeil I and am a new Player for Shot Darts. My article for the website this month i...

Having fun with darts

Enjoying what you're doing, in my opinion, is a huge part of playing the game to the level that you, personally, want to play. I am a very social p...

Practice Games 1

By Ken MacNeilHello all Dart Fans, I hope you enjoyed my previous articles on percentage shooting and outshots. Well now I'm going to give you some...

Dart Practise

Darts is no different to any other sport. I am a firm believer that the more you put in, the more you take out. Heres' a few practice tips: 1. I fi...

Don't focus on ratings

Don't focus on win or lose; don't care about "Rating", no matter the increase or drop down.I look out at some beginning players, they will strain f...

Teach Darts

For many of our Player columns, we tend to focus on the challenges that every day players face and how they handle the situations, and share our ad...

Practice Technique

Rick EspinozaWe all know that practice is what makes us better at hitting our targets, but throwing practice is not the sole key to success. I love...

Practice to Improve

By Alex Roy Darts is one of only sports where practice can be done in the comfort of your own home and is an important part of making yourself a su...