PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE
“Ever since I was a little girl, I practiced with a purpose.”
Practicing is quality time well spent. Experts say that one hour of focused practice is equal to three hours of undisciplined practice.
While it’s true that if you hit a million balls you will improve, there’s no question that structuring your practice routine puts you on the fast track for rapid improvement.
Get the most out of your time and effort by organizing your practice. Determine the areas you want to work on and divide your available time into small segments. For example, an hour could be broken down with ten minutes for warm–up, ten for breaking, ten for bank shots, fifteen for safeties, and the last fifteen for stroke mechanics.
An hour is a good span for shot–making and position play. Set up standard shots that come up frequently in game situations and become comfortable with pocketing the ball and getting reasonable shape. Make your next shot as easy as possible.
If you are tired, it’s typically not a good idea to practice. You won’t have the energy to focus on specifics and usually it ends up being a waste of time. Even worse, you could be reinforcing a bad habit or a flawed fundamental.
Plan your practice sessions. Work your plan with purpose!
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