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This is the press release we issued to announce the arrival of our darts video coaching site.

Darts Coaching Press Release

Posted: 20.04.11 in Darts Performance Centre Blog category

This is the press release we issued to announce the arrival of our darts video coaching site.

Friday 1 April 2011 (after 12.00 am) Press Release from Paul Gillings – www.dartscoaching.co

The Worlds First Darts Video Coaching Site

Slowly but surely darts is becoming aware of sports science methods that most other sports take for granted and beginning to take them seriously. Over the past few years for example darts companies have been researching thoroughly the benefits different types of darts kit can make to a darts throw, flights, barrels and stems have all been modified.

We have also witnessed darts coaching coming to the fore. Youth academies have sprung up and there are now current players and former pro players tentatively offering their services as darts coaches. Another addition to the darts sports science portfolio was the launch of the darts improvement website The Darts Performance Centre. This site was set up by sports scientist Paul Gillings when it dawned on him that dart players did not have access to the coaching knowledge virtually all other sports take for granted.

Paul Gillings commented “we have had a fantastic response to the Darts Performance Centre site and this has demonstrated to me that there is a common misconception about dart players and their attitude to the sport. The ones I have been contacted by are deep thinkers about all aspects of their game but mainly their technique and want to improve”.

It was the passion for assistance demonstrated by the players that drove Paul Gillings and his darts coaching partner Andy Humphrey (a sports and exercise science graduate and dart player of thirty years) to create a video coaching site. Simply by submitting a video of their throw, players from anywhere in the world can get coaching support from two qualified sports scientists who have made darts their sport of choice.

Andy Humphrey added, “We have trialled our video analysis service at a grass-roots tournament; we have also run a video coaching session with a pub team and tested our new site on members of The Darts Performance Centre. All trials have led to very positive feedback from all who took part and we now have some valuable data on areas where we can really help players improve”.

Dart players now have a choice if they really want to play better darts. They can rely on the old way, which is to get your pals to put you right or pick up some tips from a darts forum for free? Or, the twenty first century method, which is to take some advice based on sound academic coaching research from two qualified sports scientists who have tested, proven and published their coaching methods.

ENDS

 

Media Contact: Paul Gillings  e paul@dartsperformancecentre.com

Website: www,dartscoaching.co (yes.co) www.dartsperformancecentre.com

Appendix:

Paul Gillings is the founder of darts improvement website The Darts Performance Centre he has a BA Hons in Football Studies and has completed a MSc in The Performance Analysis of Sport.

Andy Humphrey has a BSc qualification in Sport and Exercise Science. His main research area is biomechanics. Andy has been playing darts for thirty years and has represented his County and won various local darts titles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Paul Gillings ( paul@dartsperformancecentre.com )