Welcome to the Darts Minute

This is the very first Darts Minute! Here’s why… As a  student of the Internet, marketing, self-improvement and stupid YouTube videos, I’ve noticed that there is often a false correlation between length and value, in other words, people seem to think that how long a talk/video/class is has some connection to how “good” it is. So people add modules and handouts and audios and “extras” and such to create the impression of value. Oddly enough, my Marketing Brain understands the reasons for this – eg. engagement, participation – but those are techniques to get people to buy something, and are almost exactly the opposite of what we need to get them to learn something.) Experience tells me that some of the most important things we learn happen in a very short time (“Careful, that’s hot”), and that most lessons can be very quick and focused on one, easy to understand and use idea. I don’t have a road map yet so I expect these Darts Minutes will touch on every aspect of the game. Over time I think I’ll be able to start grouping these together in a coherent way. What do I want from you? Chat. Comments. Feedback. Pushback. … Read the rest of it…

Darts Survey – help us help you

One thing I’ve been putting off for a few years is creating something that would help Dart players get to the next level. A book, a course…something. While the articles here are helpful, there isn’t anything tying them together – there’s no plan of action. So I am preparing a new course and I need your help. Rather than write about what I think is important, it makes more sense to let the community decide what they need to work on. I put together a small, 4-question survey and sent it to my Facebook group. Update: I closed the survey for now and am making sense of the results…. The results so far have been really interesting and I learned some new insights about what you all want. (No, I’m not posting results while the survey is going on – I don’t want people to be swayed by popular opinion. When I have about 500 responses, I’ll post more about it here.) Thanks for being a part of Darts Technique. I’ll let you know how it all turns out. Update 1: one consistent thing people are asking me about is help doubling out – the maths and what to shoot … Read the rest of it…