- Practice With Purpose: If you are looking to improve your darts game, constant practice will help you towards your goal. All training should be executed with purpose. For example, throw 100 darts at the triple 20. Systematically aiming at one of the hardest scores in the game will gradually raise your accuracy and can provide you with a relative framework from which to measure progress going forward.
- Hold Still: Be aware of your entire body during every second of the throw; from the moment you step up to the oche line until the moment you release the dart from your hand. There should be no bouncing, swinging, or swaying of your body. Your breathing should be steady and always controlled, and all motion should be consciously performed.
- Play Against Better Players: If you want to improve your darts it makes sense to challenge yourself by playing with people who are going to beat you, this will allow you to see how you can improve on your weaknesses and build on your strengths in real-time.
- Perfect Your Stance The physics and mechanics behind dart throws tell us that one of the most important aspects to master is for the body to remain still during the release of the dart. Only the forearm, arm, and wrist should move to ensure that the dart follows the most accurate and efficient path through the air. Therefore, you must perfect your stance if you wish to take your throws to the next level. Your stance should be comfortable and relaxed, to allow you to launch many times without suffering excessive fatigue.
- Perfect The Follow Through: An optimal dart throw can be described as having three stages: 1 – The initial position where the elbow is bent, and the forearm is perpendicular to the upper arm. At position 1, the dart should be tipped upwards, so the point is slightly tilted. Position 2 relates to the drawback phase where the forearm swings back in preparation for the throw. Position 3 relates to the extension of the arm and eventual release of the dart. The trick to a perfect follow-through lies in the snap of the wrist at the end of the extension during position 3. Snapping the wrist at the end of the throw applies a boost of acceleration to the dart which gives it more stability while it travels through the air.
Good luck with your darts!