Many beginners and dart players are looking for darts training options to reach the next level. Of course it's not quite that simple. However, there is an individual training formula with which a darts beginner can quickly get better at darts training. However, finding out what this looks like often requires a lot of nerves and a lot of time. We would like to provide an insight into five training options that quickly lead to success with regular training.
Tip 1: Find the right position on the oche
In addition to the actual throwing, many players don't even notice that the quality of the game increases significantly if they correct their stance by just a few centimeters. However, you can find this out pretty quickly with a simple trick. You stretch a thin thread using two drawing board pins or nails from the bullseye to the upper edge of the double twenty - in the middle, of course.
Now you throw a few times and make a tally list by hand or digitally. You write down whether the arrow hits the five, the left side of the halved 20, the right side of the halved 20 or the one. With this dart training method you quickly find out where you subconsciously tend to throw. You also achieve another effect.
Without the tensioned thread you often only train on the 20 segment. In this way you train the throw in the middle of the twenties and get a much more meaningful result than without this thread. So if the arrow hits the five or left side of the 20 disproportionately often, you quickly correct your stance by a few centimeters to the right. Of course, this also works the other way around.
We ourselves were surprised by the result. Increasing the quality can be achieved with a simple trick during darts training. Try it out and see for yourself!
Tip 2: 100 arrows on a field during darts training
Our second darts training tip is implemented based on the first tip. The goal is to hit a number as often as possible with 100 throws (arrows) . The simple field counts one point, the double segment counts two points and the triple segment counts three points. If you don't hit, you get zero points. The points are added up after each shot. The game is not new, but there are always very different opinions about what number of hits counts as good for a beginner.
In our opinion , 80 points is quite a challenging target for a beginner with 100 arrows. As a long-time hobby player, 120 points is certainly a high hurdle. This darts training game can ultimately be transferred to any field on the board. This allows you to find out as quickly as possible which numbers actually suit you best. Because it is often the case that you only train the numbers from 18 to 20.
It's a shame when, with 100 arrows, you feel that the 17 or 16 work significantly better than the three highest spaces on the board. Ultimately, the score counts, no matter which field you score it on.
Tip 3: Double training with an opponent
Double training is probably one of the most difficult exercises in darts training. Only rarely does a similar pressure situation build up in darts training as is the case in a real game. At home and alone in front of the board you often hit the double at will. Under pressure, the dart sometimes just doesn't fly into the narrow field.
A very simple method provides a remedy. The only thing you need to simulate a similar pressure situation is the best possible opponent . Time and again in darts we observe the phenomenon that significantly weaker players improve against better players and reach top form. This ultimately proves how much the head matters in darts . Ultimately, self-confidence is the be-all and end-all .
But now to the darts training itself. Instead of just playing down 501 points over and over again, you should try playing through the double fields from the one to the bullseye as quickly as possible . If one player hits, he can aim at the next field. The other player throws onto the field until he also hits and can move on to the next number.
With this method you quickly notice how close the highs and lows are to each other in the mental sport of darts. Even after a good start, it often happens that the leading player gets stuck on a darn double and the opponent gets close again. It will certainly be interesting to watch you practice darts. This will help you keep control of yourself and help you hit doubles better in the next real match.
Tip 4: Increase quality by changing fields
As nice as a 180 or a 171 is, it has little meaning. This sentence sounds brutal at first - but it shouldn't be taken too seriously. However, one thing needs to be made clear . Each 171 over the T20, the T19 and the T18 has more significance for your quality than a 171 scored three times with the T19. Often the desire to achieve a high score in a segment even further inhibits quality.
And this is where our fourth darts training trick comes into play. Although it is difficult to concentrate on a different field after scoring in the T20, we also recommend high score training across different fields . Meaning, if you hit the T20, you'll also aim for the T19 next. If I hit this, I throw the third arrow at the T18.
Even if the 180 is nicer to look at, you are more likely to train your quality and all fields equally than on just one field. This is particularly important when, for example, there are only 181 points left. When the first two arrows land in T20, the following often happens. The third arrow misses its target by a long way because you are simply not used to having to concentrate on another field . So you are confronted with a completely new situation. This can be prevented through regular dart training in all upper triple segments.
Tip 5: Practice average during darts training
Even if the average is not used as an absolute quality feature by many hobby players, it is not entirely unimportant to find out which average you throw. You should first play ten legs with the utmost concentration and use the entire average as a basis. Important: Only complete the ten legs for this exercise once a day!
It also makes sense to repeat this dart training every day or at least three or four times a week. After just a few weeks you get a relatively clear overview of the normal average , which you put into perspective by training over different days.
Don't distort the average
In other words, there is no point in playing the ten legs three times in one day because sometimes things are going well and then, when things are going badly, only playing the ten legs once. This would significantly distort your quality, regardless of your daily form. The key here is that you are honest with yourself in order to find out the absolute average average .
This benchmark can then be used to compare how the average is developing after a few weeks. This quickly makes it clear whether you should train a little more if things no longer go well for a certain period of time. If you look a little further into the future, the entire development over months or years can be derived from such dart training. The only important thing about this exercise is that you do it regularly .
You can find more training games and tips in the unique myDartpfeil book . You will also find a warm-up program and an intelligent Excel table to check your training results. A must for every darts lover!
Have fun trying. Please tell us if our dart training tips helped you perform better – Game On!