I’ve been doing some reading on the subject of target panic recently, as I am wondering if I am suffering from a version of it.
Since going back to shooting flatbow my scores have been ok but not great, well actually the last few shoots they have been going down hill big time. Its got to a level where i am beginning to wonder whether to carry on. With my old recurve I would score 660 plus easily on 36 targets, yet I am only just getting over 480 with a performance flatbow!! Yet with my old flatbow I would come in with 680!!
If the target is more than 5 yards away i lose any idea as to where to aim , focus or anything, not great as i don’t use a sight or gap shoot. I’m now even holding too long or just shooting as quick as I can to get over it.
I know it is effecting my form as I am picking up lots of bad habits such as catching the side of my face, not anchoring properly etc All the articles I have read say it is in the head and you have to work through it but its not proving that easy.
It is really getting me down and making me question myself so much.
i was at a shoot yesterday (Sunday) and it was a really well set out course but I nearly walked off after 2 targets as I just couldn’t work out what I was meant to do and getting more and more frustrated with myself. Not great for someone tryiing to improve there own shooting and support others as a coach
thanks for reading.