Bubba Watson, Copa America and Shaping Shots

Having been both a NCAA D1 soccer player as well as a high school soccer coach, I had the usual repertoire of shots, passes and goal kicks to my disposal.  On a goal kick, it was not uncommon for me to use a driving kick, lofted kick or bend one up the side lines either directly on some ones feet, head or into a space for the player to run onto.

All of the varieties of goal kicks not only required using different parts of your foot but the how the foot released  through the ball could vary greatly.

What on earth does this have to do with Bubba?

EVERYTHING!!!

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Shawn Clement: Mindfulness of Ribbons and Golf

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Shawn Clement: Mindfulness, Ribbons and the Golf Swing

Shawn has been teaching mindfulness techniques in the golf swing for years without labeling it as such. Here is another new and fantastic drill for improving your rhythm and multiple other aspects of your swing. Another drill that anchors you in the moment.

Steve Carlton Mindfulness Master on the Mound

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Steve Carlton on Playing Advanced Catch

While many pitchers studied the batters tendencies, Steve Carlton reduced the strike zone to the areas where most batters could not hit very well. After that, it was simply quieting his mind in order to have an advanced form of playing catch.