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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:42 am 
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Good day from Australia. We all know about distant or correspondence kind of education, various online courses and webinars. In modern world it proves to be convenient, fast and productive method of learning things. So, I thought why not to try the same approach in shooting sport.
Over the years of training by myself and with the others, I realised that as much as shooters need to be observed during live training, it is just as important (or even more) that they were told how to think; what not to think; how to plan their training and what to do to ensure that each training made sense. They need someone who would not only explained them how to do things correctly, but also convinced them, encouraged them or pushed them, supported them, made things look easier than they are. And to be able to do all of this, I don’t need to be present at the live training. I also know that many people don’t have an access to the quality coaching or simply don’t have anybody to ask whether they do things correctly or not. Do you agree? So for such people, who speak English or Russian, training with me via SKYPE might be a good option.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Dina Aspandiyarova. I am a shooter with 18 years of international competition experience; 3 times Olympian; Gold, Silver and Bronze medallist of the Commonwealth Games; Asian Games Champion, and current Australian Air Pistol record holder. My personal best in APW event shot on international competitions is 395. For the last 3 years I have worked in Singapore as the National women’s pistol team coach. Some achievements of my shooters were: 1st place at 2014 Commonwealth Games; Gold and Silver individual medals, and 2 Silver team medals at 2015 South-East Asian Games; 2 of my girls were finalists of Asian Championship, one girl won a Rio Olympic 2016 quota place in Sport Pistol; the same girl also won a Bronze medal at Rio de Janiero ISSF World Cup, 2016. I am ISSF category C coaching certificate holder. I lived and trained in 4 countries: Kazakhstan, Russia, Australia and Singapore, and know different methods of training. There is only one paid coach position in Australia, and maybe I should try to find job in another industry, but I feel I could still be helpful in this one.
Do you have a passion for the sport of Shooting? Do you want to achieve your goals in this sport? Have you been in the sport for a while but feel that you are stuck at your current level of results? Do you want to improve your technical, tactical, psychological and specific physical skills? Do you want to learn new practices and get rid of bad shooting habits? If you want to learn how to use your imagination and to find how it might help you, then I’m at your service. The cost is moderate. I know pistol shooters are not shotgunners, we’re always on a budget. The assessment questionnaire and first 30 min introductory obligation free session are free of charge. Students and seniors get discount.
I already have few shooters (aged between 21 and 68) from 5 continents who decided to take a risk and give it a go, and I believe they don’t regret. If you’re interested or know someone who might be, don’t hesitate to message me. Also you can find my page "Freelance Pistol coach - Dina Aspandiyarova" on Facebook.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:45 am 
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I find your advice excellent. However, I have found that many people (not just shooters) only want their opinions (techniques) confirmed, not corrected. Hard to fight that.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:51 pm 
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So what is the cost of this service?

Dennis in the PRK


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:01 pm 
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Rover that's the nature of the beast. Majority of people I coach only get slightly better because they don't apply what is being taught: too much work. The ones who apply it make progress. Then you have the shooters who perform well in practice and shoot sub-standard at the matches. She is perfect for teaching how to deal with match pressure and how to properly train. It seems that when you're paying money you pau closer attention ;l)
Good Luck Ma'am. I hope you find some receptive students.
Jon


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:55 am 
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Hi. Rover, I agree with you, but so far I was lucky to get shooters who really want to improve and ready to make changes or simply follow my instructions precisely. Somebody faster, somebody slower, but they change their techniques. Jon, thank you for your comments and nice wish :-) And Dennis, I've PMed you.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:59 am 
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A little bit more information :-) How Skype pistol coaching with me works:
At first, I send you my Questionnaire which helps me to assess your level of skills faster. Then we arrange 30 min free Skype session in order to check internet connection and get acquainted. I ask you questions; you ask me... etc.
If you agree to proceed with the course and agree with my fees, you can pay them via PayPal (because there is no commission) and we start working towards your goals…
After this we arrange live Skype sessions upon the necessity, but mostly once a week, at your convenient time. Sometimes we’ll need to talk twice a week, sometimes once in 3 weeks.
What I provide: it doesn’t matter how old you are and how long you’ve been shooting. I have exercises for the shooters of all level ;-) For example, if you’re still a beginner you'll have to work a lot on your steadiness/stamina and endurance. I shall show you which specific exercises improve it.
I'll be giving you detailed training plan - how many min of dry firing, what types of dry firing; how many shots on blank target, real target, etc. Depending on your group I will start to give you small challenges/tasks which will help you to prepare for the bigger challenges such as competitions.
But I'm not only giving you instructions… The first thing we need to do is to find your correct work - the work which ensures that you make a 10. And then we learn how to make it not once but 40-60+ times. To make it happen faster I explain you how to treat each shot, what to think, what not to think, how to focus your mind on correct work, how to find the "key words", how to use your imagination. In other words, I’m not only telling you "what to do", I also tell "why and how". And I’m never tired of emphasising on discipline and repetition  . Because shooting is what? - repetition of one and the same actions with one and the same thoughts.
Our communication is not limited only by live sessions. Between them you send me e-mails with the pictures of your targets and brief description of your work, based on which I give/or not further recommendations.
But I can guarantee the improvement only if you have minimum 3 training sessions (6 hours) per week. The more - the better. If not, then things will go very slow.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask ;-)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:35 am 
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Good luck with your coaching plans and I can see that Skype certainly helps with shooter/coach integration.
I have been coaching my shooters for several years now in other countries purely by e-mail, which sometimes looses some of the effectiveness, as I have to rely purely on the verbal feedback from the shooter.
Whilst I do not have your International experience, which in itself brings a different dimension to the level of coaching available, as far as I know, my shooters are all making very good progress in their own way, given the training time that they are able to make available.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:19 am 
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I used to enjoy shooting Free and Air Pistol in the 1980 and 1990s. However, as I have gotten older, my right shoulder has gotten worse from an old injury and am unable to hold the pistol steady enough to shoot good (reasonable) scores any more.

Recently, it was suggested that I try to use my left hand and arm and have been pleasantly suprised by the steadiness I have found. As soon as I get left handed grips I want to contact you to see what you may have to offer for an 'old shooter' to get back into the game.

I am again looking forward to shooting competively again.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:13 am 
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Thank you, John, for supportive words. Yes, working via Skype makes some things more "visible" :-) And of course, training time is vital.
ModestoPete, I have PMed you.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:30 pm 
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Few testimonials from my FB page https://www.facebook.com/Freelance-Pist ... 558209391/ :
Celestine (Singapore): "Dina was my national coach from 2012-2013. She balances kindness and gives tough love when needed. Before her joining, I did well locally but had difficulties shooting my regular scores overseas. Thanks to her methods, she managed to switch my mind set and performed my regular score of 370s at the Granada World Cup.
Dina is an experience coach and teacher! Trust this page"
Michael (USA): "I'm an air pistol shooter in the USA and I can attest - Dina's coaching is 100% genuine and very, very helpful. I have been studying with her since October and have made a lot of progress already. She is extremely patient, kind, and knowledgeable. It's not a magic trick - it takes a lot of hard work, but she can help you advance faster and I definitely recommend her."
Alam (Australia): "Ms.Dina has been coaching me for some time now (on recommendation from my other olympian coach) and I absolutely feel so blessed to be coached by these two extraordinaire people. Ms.Dina has a great approach to train and her method is so beneficial and boost so much positivity and correct procedure. My shooting has improved a lot and it portrays in the targets. She is so kind and always available to talk and I cannot thank her enough for taking me under her wings. I trust ms.Dina 100% and her ability as a coach."
Civon (Australia): "Met Dina in 2007 during a shooting competition in Singapore and kept in touch. I'm very lucky to have her as a coach in person since February 2016, as we now live not too far from each other. I can guarantee she's as real as anyone and has spent her life representing the country (past and present) competing in World Cups and Olympics! I've never shot any scores beyond 380 in Air Pistol or 580 in Sport pistol. But with her guidance my current personal best is 383 and 589 in training. Her training style may be different but That says it all"
Idris (Kenya): "I can vouch that you can't get anybody as genuine as her, she has a very unique approach unlike other coaches and books as she is really passionate about the sport and a very very talented coach I must say"


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