The A, B, C’s of Becoming a Better Cornhole Player Backed By Science

And Practical Ways To Do It

“A Handshake for the Century”

While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, “Deliberate Practice” requires focused attention and is conducted with the specific goal of improving performance.

Here is a science-backed list of strategies and tactics to become a jedi master-level cornhole player. Take the A, B, C Cornhole Journey.

A = Attitude

Here is a science-backed list of strategies and tactics to become a jedi master-level cornhole player.

1. Stillness

Distracted and mindless cornhole practice is like trying to get fit slogging away on the elliptical while watching Oprah.

Play a bigger game by limiting distraction, exist in the present moment, and be aware of your experience in order to improve it.

2. Curiosity

Methodically break down the game into chunks and master each section. Examine slight variations in your throwing style, equipment, stance and get really really curious about it with mini-experiments.

3. Compassion

Getting mad at yourself wastes energy and sends you into physiologic flight or flight mode (heightened stress response). Muscles get tight, pupils constrict, blood pressure goes up, etc., which is not ideal for accuracy sports performance.

4. Precision

Plan and practice more like a surgeon than a drunk tosser. Pick a focus for each session of training and stick to it.

5. Feedback

The main difference between Deliberate Practice vs practice is feedback. Feedback is required to create new better cornhole throwing brain circuits and objective measurement is the main component.

6. The ULTIMATE Feedback Tool: Coaching.

All of the above is hard work, but a coach can help.

B = Behaviour Change

Now you know all about the science of the mind and deliberate practice and how it can level up your game. All done. Go forth and airmail. But wait…

A holistic system called: The 3 Bs.

Whether it’s getting back to an active life with back pain, financial independence, or kicking a drug habit, the 3 Bs are practical and effective at leading yourself where you want to go.

1. Don’t try to change your Behaviour without first identifying your values and Connect to your Why.

2. Identify and eliminate Barriers to practice ahead of time.

3. Recognise the Benefits and treat yourself when you do practice.

1. Behaviour

Start with your values and then backwards toward behaviour change.

Connect to Your Why.

You should be specific here. If you want to be better at cornhole, what do you want to do to get there? What kind of equipment will you use? How will you accomplish this?

2. Barriers

Reduce friction and make practicing something super easy to do.

3. Benefits

Increase rewards and make practicing cornhole enticing.

Not so secret secret: Habits are overrated. One time actions that set you up for success when it comes to decision making time work better for behaviour change. Systems work better than willpower.

The Three Bs is a system you can use to positively change your behaviour and structure your training sessions with specific goals in mind and be compliant with the time you spend throwing bags, or really anything else in your life.

Culture

You are the average of the 5 people you hang out with the most. So purposefully hang out with people who also want to level up their game and the contagion will spread.

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Morgan Fielder

Evangelist for sustainable investing. Mom to two gorgeous girls. Wife of a Rebel. Doctor of Physio. Former sailor. Founder of cravetheplanet.com.