PRE-SHOT ROUTINE - Viking Cues Tip of the Week with Mike Roque author of Build Your Game.

PRE-SHOT ROUTINE - Viking Cues Tip of the Week with Mike Roque author of Build Your Game.

Posted by Mike Roque | Viking Cues on 16th May 2018

PRE-SHOT ROUTINE 

“If one piece is missing, then it’s not really complete.”
-Kelly Fisher

A pre-shot routine is a foundation tool that develops steady rhythm for consistent play. A good solid pre–shot routine primes the body for the upcoming shot and brings a specific focus to the final delivery. It’s essential that it be repeatable and predictable.

Baseball players each have their own way of preparing to hit a pitch. What they do isn’t nearly important as doing it the same each time. Your pre–shot routine will be completely personal, but it should repeat the same physical and mental steps prior to going down on the shot. Here’s an example:

  • Analyze the Shot – Select the shot and commit to it, then chalk your cue tip.
  • Visualize the Shot – Focus on the relationship between the cue ball and the object ball. See the ball dropping into the pocket, and the cue ball stopping as intended.
  • Feel the Shot – Be aware of grip pressure and sense the tip contacting the cue ball.
  • Focus On the Target – Align your body, get into your stance and position the tip. Prepare for the final stroke.
  • At this point, trust your stroke and pull the trigger.

    Develop a pre–shot routine and use it for every shot you take.

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