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Turkle
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Help is needed, not for me....

Post by Turkle » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:56 pm

Hi to all,
Have been practising for about 4 months, managed one 180, quite a few 140's and lots of 100's, but that's not the reason I am here. I've set up two boards, one to reg, one lower for my seven year old, but set the bull at a height directly in line with the top of his head, just so it's kind of normal throwing height for him.

Anyways, he's just knocked out a 501 in 32 darts, needed 32 = D16, but hit a big 8 (wired it). He shouted for D8 until I reminded him of the maths, he added up and I told him, go for D12 straight on, you miss you got D6....bang on D12....501 in 32 darts!!!! I'm impressed, should I be?

I'm not saying he's gonna be a super star, but how can I help him improve? All advice is welcome.

Many thanks for any replies.

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Re: Help is needed, not for me....

Post by phil davies » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:01 pm

Practice,practice,practice is the only way for anyone to improve unless your lucky enought to have a lot of natural ability unfourtunetly I'm defenetly don't have much natural ability hence why I practice so much to improve my game. Match practice is invaluable.

But for a kid the most important thing is to enjoy yourself.
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Re: Help is needed, not for me....

Post by Turkle » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:11 pm

Hi Phil,
Many thanks for your reply. He loves his darts, as do the three others, but he always wants his hour practise a night, and got to be a game of 501, 301 or straight 20's over 100 darts.

I'll keep him going, keep him practising (although not that that is needed), but I am no coach or pro....How do I teach him? Or do I let him do what he is doing and let him develope as he is?

Many thanks

Shit, I sound a bit pushy :D

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Re: Help is needed, not for me....

Post by phil davies » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:26 pm

Only advice I'd give is let him do what he likes.

When he's older 13/14 ish if he still wants to play dars get him into a pub team if possible don't know about other areas but where I'm from we have many players from around 14 upwards playing in the pub leagues even played a 10 year old in local copetetion a few months back.Compettion makes you better I've improved greatly since I've started to play for my pub.
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