DARTS PERFORMANCE CENTERE – PRESS RELEASE AND BLOG THE CLASH – SPORTS SCIENCE MEETS THE PUB DARTS TEAM
Last night (1 march 2011) a unique experiment got underway. The venue was a pool and darts club above a convenience store in a small suburb of Bournemouth. The Kasbah Club in Boscombe in Dorset is home to Team Kasbah-a “typical” pub team who congregate once a week to play in their local league.
Sports scientist Paul Gillings and founder of the darts improvement website – The Darts Performance Centre - have identified Team Kasbah as the ideal team to test the ideas and methods behind the website. The concept behind the experiment is that every week the players of Team Kasbah will go through each section of the site as if they were members of the website sitting at home trying out our ideas. The only difference being is that the author’s of each section will be there to guide the team through their journey of darts improvement. We have a bio-mechanist, sports psychology lecturer, video analyst and some guest PDC and BDO players making appearances to bring the articles they have added to the website to life!
Paul Gillings commented “we have had a fantastic response to the site which really hammered home how wrong the common misconception is that dart players are not deep thinkers about the game of darts, they most certainly are! The two main reasons for carrying out this experiment is to demonstrate that sports science can be used in darts, by everyone who takes part. We will demonstrate straight forward and easy to master interventions that will help dart player’s improve”.
“The second reason is to promote our ideas and that the Darts performance Centre is the way forward for darts players who want to play better darts. Team Kasbah are an eclectic mix of players and I am convinced grass roots dart players will find a player or two they can relate to. We will ask for honest feedback from each of them on what they think of us, our methods and whether they feel they have learnt and improved.
Can the Darts Performance Centre make Team Kasbah rock? Watch this space!
Updates, interviews and videos will be available at:
Darts Performance Centre blog
Darts performance Centre and Team Kasbah Channel