On 20 January 2018 I presented a complimentary Mental Game workshop to representatives of some of the members associations of the South African Sport Shooting Confederation (SASSCO). I did this as a service to the sport shooting community and also to market my workshops to this community. Not all associations made use of the offer, but these were represented (in no particular order):
- South African Pistol Federation
- South African Practical Shooting Association
- South African Metallic Silhouette Shooting Association
- Clay Target Shooting Association of South Africa
- Compak SA & Sporting Clay Target Shooting
- South African Air Rifle Federation
- SA Hunters & Game Conservation Association (Gallery Rifle)
- South African Pin Shooting Federation
- South African Benchrest Shooting Federation
- Black Powder Shooting Union
Many of these associations involve a variety of different disciplines and types of firearms, which demonstrated again to me the wonderful diversity of sport shooting. Sport shooting has to be the most “democratic” of all sport, where men and ladies, juniors and veterans, able bodies and persons with disabilities can all compete against one another and all be competitive.
The camaraderie among the officials and athletes of these diverse sport shooting codes were palpable and all learned from each other. “War stories” of competing from club level to world championships, even the Olympics, were swapped. All had a great time and from the positive comments in the reflection sheets, I believe that all found the workshop worthwhile.