The Developmental Model

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The Developmental Model presented here is the work of 1SG Joe Garcia, a successful shooter and coach with the National Guard.
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On Competition

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Competition is the pressure test of training and practice; it is the means through which resilience is developed. A loss is not a bad thing. A loss is an indicator of development; a lesson. If you do things a certain way you will achieve a certain outcome, the same can be said of winners. Individuals and teams winning competitions were better prepared to compete because their development didn’t involve the simple execution of tasks like an automaton.

Joe Garcia

Joe Garcia: In Reflection

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I recently had an anniversary day. I spent it training American Soldiers to shoot better. It’s been a long time, and come at a personal cost. I’m here, at 46, in a bunk, while my kids are elsewhere. Because if I don’t, who will? There aren’t many that can do what I do. Most of them are far away. All of us are old. All of us know that this war has not seen its darkest days. We can feel the evil, slithering under our feet, in the shadows, whispered on the wind, we watch lives go on living blissfully unaware of the borrowed time they are spending.

My guys and I trained a lot of people; over 10,000 of them, to shoot really well, some got special attention.
4 of them never returned home.
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