In some other blog posts we have already discussed why a dart training plan or regular training is important. In this blog post we would like to provide you with a concrete example of a darts training plan. First of all, I would like to note that this is a training plan for beginners who still need basic exercises. Of course, this plan can be adjusted and tailored to your ability. It should primarily serve as a starting point for how you create a training plan.
The cornerstones of the myDartpfeil dart training plan
First of all, we would like to start by showing you how long you can use this training plan and how often you should play it. Basically, this is a darts training plan for beginners that is designed for a period of 4 weeks. During these 4 weeks you should try to complete a training session every other day. In total I provide you with 3 training sessions for a week. So if you play the plan every 2 days, you can play it all the way through once in a week.
One thing is also important here. At the very beginning, please create an Excel table to write down your results. After four weeks, you can see in which areas you may have improved and where there is still potential to raise your level. On this basis you can then create the next training plan for four weeks. This gives you the opportunity to train all weak points step-by-step in order to eliminate them in the long term. It is very important that you don't let setbacks get you down. Setbacks are also part of darts, so stay persistent and believe in yourself!
The dart training plan – training session number 1
We start the first training session of the week with a few basic exercises to get a feel for the arrow. Basically, don't set your goals too high before you've warmed up properly. Because every player knows that a proper warm-up program is also necessary for darts in order to get the right feeling.
The first exercise in the plan is extremely simple. You stand in front of the board and discard all single fields from 1 to 20. Here you count the number of arrows that you need in total for the 20 single fields. This exercise is just for throwing in. However, it would make sense if you at least wrote down the total number of darts you needed. So you have a goal to always beat them.
On the first day of training we won't put much emphasis on scoring . First of all, it's about learning to play the entire dartboard. It doesn't help us or you if you know the 20 but otherwise have no feel for the other fields on the disc. So, let's move on. So after you've warmed up to the single fields , the first thing to do is practice the double fields. Here we use the tried and tested Around-the-Clock . In this game you discard all double fields from 1 to 20 one after the other. We're leaving out the bulls-eye in this plan, which is intended for beginners.
At Around-the-Clock, the main thing is to give you a feel for which double fields suit you and which don't. Each player prefers different fields here. The best way to find out is to write down the number of darts you need for a double field.
As a final exercise on the first day of training, you will venture into an advanced exercise that does not focus on performance. Now you work on the triple fields one after the other. Here you only use the fields from the triple 10 to the triple 20. You write down how many darts you need for each field and then add up the total number. By writing it down, you can compare and evaluate your performance after four weeks and get a good overview of which exact areas you still need to practice.
Caution: You should take enough time for the last exercise. Although there are only 11 triple fields that you want to hit, this can still take a while.
Create the dart training plan – training session number 2
In the first dart training plan you noticed that three exercises in one day are completely sufficient. You shouldn't impose too much on yourself. Sufficient breaks are also important to provide the mind and body with the necessary recovery.
In the second dart training plan we now focus on your scoring. There are four exercises on the program this day, for which you need exactly 350 exposures. I'll keep it a little brief here because every exercise is the same. You throw 100 arrows, i.e. almost 34 shots on one field. For a hit in the single field you get one point, for a double you get two points and if the arrow lands in the triple it counts as three points. If you miss, you don't get a point. After each shot, you write down how many points you scored in total and add it all up later.
You repeat this exercise for the 20, the 19 and the 18. You throw 50 arrows at the bulls-eye . Here a hit counts once in the single bull and therefore counts twice in the bulls eye.
As a small guide, if you throw 100 arrows one after the other at the 20 in the first exercise, 100 points is already a challenging goal for a beginner. I think you can be happy with 70 to 80 points at the beginning.
With Bulls-Eye this is of course much more difficult. With your 50 throws, beginners can look forward to a good round with just 10 hits.
The final part of the dart training plan for beginners – day 3
On the last day of training we would like to evaluate the average . Overall, beginners in particular should not attach too much importance to the average. Even if you start the leg well, the double problem can ruin your average. For this reason, we approach things a little differently.
You complete the first exercise as follows: You throw 34 shots (i.e. 102 arrows) and just try to score - no matter how. You record each score for each recording in your Excel spreadsheet. At the end you calculate the average. Sure, there are no double shots here, but for a beginner the average of the scoring is much more valuable.
Pressure situations can never do any harm
Only after this exercise do you play 10 legs and keep writing down the shots and the average at the end. This gives you a good overview of which phases are going well and when not. Since these exercises take significantly longer than the previous ones, this is enough on day 3 to enjoy the weekend afterwards. In addition, on the third day, if you have a playing partner, you can of course also incorporate a few real matches as a third exercise. This can never do any harm, because the pressure situation is part of darts. And the best way to learn to deal with these is in real matches.