When you are watching darts on television, the top professionals can make he game look really easy at times. In reality though for the majority of us mere mortals the game of darts can be more of a challenge or even a struggle. The good news is though that even if you do not have the natural talent and dedication of the power, there are some good lessons you can learn from these elite darts professionals.
How To Throw Darts Like A Pro
I have identified three key areas which professional darts players excel, but can be replicated by any darts player regardless of their ability to improve their darts game:
1. Darts Technique
If you watch a top darts professional closely for a period of time, you will notice that their throwing action stays the same throw after throw. Their body also remains very still as they release the dart and the throwing arm follows completely through. A top darts pro knows the importance of a solid straight throwing action that increases accuracy and scoring. Developing a well balanced and straight throwing action that is easy to replicate time after time will serve your game well. Before worrying about your scoring and other aspects of your game, concentrate on developing your throw and then practice hard until it becomes second nature.
2. Focus And Concentration
All top sportsmen and women talk about being in the zone, an almost trance like state when they produce their optimum performance. This takes real focus and very high levels of concentration, these are vital components in the make up of any top darts professional. You need to block everything else out of your mind when you are throwing darts, allowing you to concentrate fully on your target. Great focus and concentration does not come easily, it takes lots of practice. If you are being distracted while you are throwing or you are thinking about other things, then your darts performance is going to suffer. Put quality time aside for practice, turn off your phone and focus fully on your darts.
3. Confidence And Expectation
A key difference between a pro and the average darter is how confident the professional darts player is when he throws. While an average player may expect to hit the treble 20 maybe 3 or 4 times in every 10 darts, the professional player will expect to hit it 9 times out of ten. Approach the board with real confidence and fully expect to hit what you are aiming for every time. Practice hard, focus and expect results, then your darts game will improve beyond your wildest dreams.
So if you want to throw a dart like a pro, then start adopting some of their successful traits and habits.