- The shooting process entails both technical and mental elements. The technical elements include having a correct stable stance, break point and muzzle hold points that allow the shooter to have a smooth controlled swing that develops the correct muzzle/target relationship at the break point.
- The mental elements to controlling ones nerves during competition, can be achieved in part by having a pre-shot routine that get the body and mind in sync while shutting out the rest of the world.
- Physical fitness training increases stamina, core stability, and upper body strength. Yoga is a good overall fitness activity.
- Visualization involves mentally going through every step of the shooting process, seeing the clay target break into a starburst of small pieces, and smelling the gunpowder.