Regular darts training is one of the most important components of playing darts successfully and consistently over the long term. However, the question often arises as to how to train correctly and which exercises really make sense. In this article we explain which darts training is really effective and will permanently take you to a higher level.
Training plan for optimal darts training
A hobby player should adapt his training plan and his darts training to his playing level. It doesn't help to try out the double fields straight away if you still have problems hitting the individual segments safely. For this reason, it is important to get a good structure into the plan that is tailored to you. In this article we will dedicate ourselves to a training plan that is adapted on average to the largest group of hobby players. If it's too boring for you, you can of course increase the workload and adapt it to the exercises of the professionals . However, as you can imagine, only very few players reach this level of play.
The warm-up exercise – safely hitting the individual fields
A popular warm-up exercise is throwing all the individual segments on the dartboard . You can adapt this exercise to your own playing level in order to make your darts training and the entire training plan more effective. So you start at 1 and play your way through to the 20 segment. For a beginner or an occasional amateur player, the goal may be to hit every single field with one shot. So you can finish all 20 individual segments with 60 arrows.
However, if this is too easy for you, you can of course make the exercise a little more difficult. For example, you always try to start from the beginning if you don't catch the individual segment in one shot. This way you can also practice surviving in a pressure situation. Such a situation arises if, for example, you throw the first two arrows of a shot past the individual segment.
Intensify dart training - now it's time for the double fields
So once you have caught all the single fields, you can transfer the same exercise to all the double fields. Of course, you won't be able to get the double with three arrows on every field. In addition, we don't give you a number that you have to use as a guide. Every player has a few favorite doubles but also some unpopular doubles. It therefore makes much more sense if you calculate the total number of arrows. Then you add up all the darts you threw that you needed to get all the double fields.
You can use this as a guide and try to break your own records in the long run. This way you can also compare your own performance. You also get an incentive to get better. Many players complement the two exercises mentioned so far by also trying to integrate the bulls-eye into the exercise.
Regular darts training is one of the most important components of playing darts successfully and consistently over the long term.
The triple fields – a supreme discipline
If you really want to put your nerves to the test, then I recommend that you integrate the following exercise into your training plan. Now try the same exercise with the triple fields. However, it is sufficient here if you limit yourself to the triple fields from triple 10 up to triple 20. With this exercise you will notice pretty quickly that you need patience. Because it can quickly take a few minutes to catch a triple field. So don't put too much pressure on yourself during your darts training, especially at the beginning.
The best dart training is competition
You can do all of the exercises mentioned so far in the comfort of your own home. But the same applies to darts: the best dart training is competition. So try to team up with a few friends to play matches regularly . It doesn't matter whether you play 501-Double Out, Round the Clock or cricket. It is important that you use the entire board to play and learn to deal with a pressure situation. Darts is to a large extent a mental sport. Anyone who underestimates this will quickly experience a blue miracle in competition. This is precisely why it is extremely important that you continue to train under competition conditions. This will help you learn to withstand the mental pressure. We have written a separate blog article for you with important tips and tricks for successful darts mental training . You can find this here .
The average and the high triple fields
As a final exercise, we would like to introduce you to two combined options. You can integrate these into your training plan. If you want to train your average, you can play 60 shots, for example. You note down every number of points you throw in order to then calculate the average. Here too you can see a clear trend over time.
You will almost certainly try to only hit the high triple fields in order to increase your average. So if you only want to hit individual fields, you can try to throw 100 times on the 20, 19 or 18. You can also vary the game as follows. A hit in the single segment is counted as one point, a hit in the double as two points and a hit in the triple as three points. So you can calculate the total according to your 100 arrows and can also control yourself. Ultimately, you can compare your performance during dart training better.
Practice makes perfect
However, with all exercises you should note that the results only have real significance after a certain period of time. Because every hobby player will sooner or later fall into a training hole. So don't go crazy and throw whatever you can. The only important thing is: Don't let it get you down if your dart training doesn't go as planned!