Quick Friday Tip: Imagine the Goal

Hbach thinkin

I don’t mean that in a hippy dippy sort of way, either. So you just go ahead and pack up your crystals and pick up what I’m throwing down, okay?

There are a lot of factors that play into why people miss a shot on goal. For one thing, you’re on a bike, and it’s just unnatural to not be looking at where you’re going. Furthermore, you’re likely getting pressure from players on the other team.

Plus you’re hitting a ball with a little piece of plastic on the end of a pole.

Plus you look goofy as hell.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t take some steps to help yourself do a little better than what you would if you just swung willy nilly at the goal. Here’s my quick tip to you: imagine where the goal is.

worst drawing ever

worst drawing ever

When you’re charging up court or trying to navigate around another player, you don’t always have the time to look up at the goal. What I try to do is look up when the pressure is off and then keep that mental image in my head as I move around. Basically, I imagine a tiny goal in front of my bike. When I pop a shot off, I’m aiming for that imaginary goal–not for the goal that is down court.

(You can reference the worst rendering of what I’m talking about to the left. I am so ashamed of whatever that thing is).

Does it always work? No, not always–but since I started doing that I get much, much closer than what I did when I tried looking up constantly or just took a guess.

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