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 - 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 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...

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.  

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...

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...

Sportsmanship: the good sport’s guide to playing darts

Just for a minute, we’re going to leave technique, practice routines and discussions about the right darts gear behind. This post is all about attitude, etiquette and sportsmanship. Although, what we say here applies equally to female and male players.

Practice perfect: for consistently better darts playing

At Shot Darts, we get asked a lot for the juicy pro tips to help players really make their practice time count. So, we called in a couple of experts to give you the lowdown on getting the most from your darts training. Cheers to Warren Parry and Wayne Weening for the practice tips – can’t wait to try them out.

Guarantee the Shot: how to hit your target every time

My tip may seem an obvious one, but over the many years of travelling the 'circuit' and playing pro darts, it’s amazing how many players do not do it. I myself have been guilty of such rash throwing, but I now follow this basic rule, ‘guarantee the shot’.”

Sounds easy when Matt ‘Superman’ Clark says it, aye? Wouldn’t it be great if us mere mortals could be sure of consistently nailing it? In this post, Matt gives us the skinny on his strategy to guarantee the shot (more often than not). 

Darts is not a panic game

Darts is an enjoyable game and should be looked at in a light-hearted manner. You are allowed to feel joy and disappointment but don't let emotion ...

Guarantee the Shot

My tip for this month may seem an obvious one but over the many years of travelling the 'circuit' and playing pro. darts, it is amazing how many pl...

Pro Tour Prep 2

By Alex RoyThis month, my hints and tips are all about my preparation routine for a tournament. Being prepared can make all the difference in being...

Confidence

By Anne KramerIt's a relatively unknown entity. It's hard to teach and even more difficult to obtain. Most people mistake it for arrogance. Only a ...

Practise Routine

By Shaun NarainWhen I practice, I like to feel relaxed. With this in mind, I come to the board with no need of throwing good shots, but instead I t...

Developing your strengths

Hi GuysI am going to start my first session on Hints and Tips on my practice and why I do what I do.I practice on the days that I do not play compe...

Preparation-Beyond the practice board

One thing I have done in recent times is work on the non-dart related preparation.Getting solid practice in before major events is key to reaching ...

Mental Preparation

By Wayne WeeningHello everyone, it has been quite a while since I last had the privilege to put my ambassador tips forward and I vaguely remember l...

Mental Approach

By John Kramer During the 40 years of my darting career, I have had many experiences at all levels of play. I have also spoken to many players all ...

Practice and pain

By Scotty BurnettLet me start by saying, I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice! Playing through the pain. All walks of professional spor...