Mind to Movement

Posted on: May 11, 2015 Written by: Jake Killeen

Mind to movement Training Guide


Why do we practice?

We practice to gain more skill and consistency in a particular action or sport we want to play to find our peak playing potential; or we want to gain a particular skill as a challenge to ourselves and to enhance our life.

I am a golf coach, however the way we practice and learn any skill set is vital.  it is easy to not only waste your time, however find that we may even loose skill or competency by practicing incorrectly.

It is worth stating, from a physiological standpoint, our brains gain skill the same way, with our neuron connections gaining strength with each efficient practice session. You may be thinking, ‘wait, I am totally different in how I learn from my friends or family?’ Yes, there is a difference in the way each of us gathers our information, creating different pathways and language required to gain the most efficient way to progress in our skill.

Knowledge isn’t learning.  Learning is a process that takes time and requires an understanding of why the practice you do will enhance your skill (motivation).  Our practice patterns and fatigue levels are also a major factor.

Our practice programs are specific to golf, however their concepts can be used with any skill wanting to be developed.

Practice principle:

  1. Understanding where you are now and where you want to be in 4 key areas; physically, technically, mentally and emotionally to find your potential
  2. Have a practice plan, outcome and process goals for the 4 key areas so they can come together under pressure and allows you to perform at your potential.

2a.Standards have to be set and adhered to within the planned practice schedule

  1. Varied drill Practice to learn and improve technique
  2. Build skill level by practicing acutely in a competitive environment, no more than two of the same shots for best learning
  3.  listen to feedback from ball contact, body tension, coach, feelings and learn to enjoy growing pains and failure
  1. Always stride to improve, but don't lose sight of how much progress you have made
  2. Always have a target, mentally or physically. (relating to your session goal)
  3. Make sure you have nutrition and hydration goals for each session

Playing principles

  1. Understanding how you best play the game, how you want to play, and trust your plan
  2. Understand the scoring zone, the ability to attack within 120 meters.
  3. Finding and understanding your zone and non zone feelings
  4. Enjoy the game and challenges it produces


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