Dec 2017: Checklist Report
Nov 2017: Second Day Tourney Thoughts
Nov 2017: Checklists
Oct 2017: Carrying Upsetness to Next Match
Sept 2017: Status Thoughts
August 2017: Many Factors
August 2017: Reflecting
July 2017 Update: Refocusing Early
Intro Blog: I have been helping a friend with his game, mostly by just talking about the mental aspect of the game and such, and usually right before or after tournaments.
his progress has been such that he and I thought I should also be
sharing this information all along this year with you all as well. Kind
of like a progress report. And also so you can learn along with him.
Sure, I wrote about this "coaching" a few times already (here and here),
but after every tournament, he and I chat about something new that came
up for him from the previous weekend's tourney, and he's telling me
it's really good info that I should share with others.
This player was ranked in the 60s on the Omega Tour End of
Season Standings in 2015 and in the 40s in 2016. He also went 0-2 in
most of the stops those two years who never cashed in an Omega Tour
event. And this year he's turned into a player ranked in the top 25 who
now is a threat to cash in every event!
I'm going to label this "Daniel San," like the eager student in the movie Karate Kid
who was a quick learner as he applied the lessons from Mister Miyagi.
So, in the blog pieces, I will be referring to the player as "Danielson"
(slang for "Daniel San") and not use his real name.
Danielson and I hope you enjoy this journey of learning!