What People are Saying
Jack’s competition experience and training with USA Olympic shooting gives him a truly unique perspective that only a few coaches have. He passes on this experience to his students and gives them an amazing insight into the best shooting techniques in the world. As one example, Jack gives you the secrets of developing an iron clad pre-shot routine...
Prior to my session with Jack I had no experience shooting a shotgun let alone hitting the target I was aiming to shoot. By the end of the day I was crushing targets with ease. When shooting with Jack safety is his highest concern and I never feel that is compromised. He is focused on improving your basics from before you even pick up the gun...
Jack Aldridge is a world class shotgun shooter and instructor. After I had taken up the sport of trap shooting a few years ago, it was recommended that I contact Jack who would provide me with the right fundamentals and instruction. In short he was excellent! He made the sport not only fun but challenging. He has a very upbeat and has a positive perspective given the many years of shooting and his rise to the Olympic level of trapshooters.
Since I have been under Jack’s eye and coaching I have gone from an average shooter to an elite. I have always been a good consistent shooter but I needed one more step in becoming elite. Jack is very understanding of everyones different shooting techniques and what works for them, he helps you improve your personal style and minimize mistakes and extra movements...
Shooting with Jack is awesome. Not only is it a ton of fun but you learn a lot every time you go out! I think the best part about working with Jack is that he makes the experience relaxing and fun. I'm a helluva better shooter because of his help. His observations are always astute and he really understands everything he is doing...
What People are Saying
Looking to get back into the sport again after not having picked up a gun in over 20 years was proving to be quite a challenge. I had had some success in earlier years but couldn’t get back to that level. After trying a couple other instructors/coaches with less than satisfactory results, by chance I was introduced to Jack Aldridge.
Jack has a relaxed approach. He looked at what I was doing, works on the strengths, made correctionswhere necessary, and introduced technique that enhances consistency and accuracy.
Las Vegas , NV
Oct 2022, by luck I ran into Jack Aldridge during the Nevada 74th state shoot. At the time, I was not shooting well and was ready to throw in the towel in the sport of trap shooting. Like all trap shooters, we experienced some ups and downs, that week, I was experiencing extreme downs. After the 200 single event was over, I had an hour conversation with Jack and during that time, he helped me not only reinstated my confidence but got me out of my slump. The following months Jack aided me remotely on some very simple and basic techniques but helped me tremendously. Everything Jack teaches makes 100% sense. Now im a AA/26/AA shooter, and I have Jack Aldridge to thank for.
As a duck and goose hunter I obviously fell in love with all sporting clay disciplines. One day at the clay club I was listening to Jack coach a member with tricks and tips on a trap field. I could tell right away that he was passionate, well spoken, knowledgeable and experienced in everything related to shot guns and shooting clays.
As mentioned above, being a hunter I was an instinctive shooter and was well on my way to breaking clays. It only took Jack a few minutes to dial me in, explain the principles and the details that I need to instantly improve.
I had an opportunity to have Jack work with me to improve on some of my own concerns about areas in my Trapshooting style. Even after being a trapshooter for 20+ years I found that I still needed to eliminate poor habits that I had picked up over the years. Working with Jack I was able to find new hold points to improve my site picture of the trap field to pick up the targets more quickly so that I could smoothly follow the target and crush it. We worked on my footing on certain posts that I had been struggling on. We also worked on customizing my pre-shot setup to eliminate early barrel movement. As mentioned above, being a hunter I was an instinctive shooter and was well on my way to breaking clays. It only took Jack a few minutes to dial me in, explain the principles and the details that I need to instantly improve.
Jack’s competition experience and training with USA Olympic shooting gives him a truly unique perspective that only a few coaches have. He passes on this experience to his students and gives them an amazing insight into the best shooting techniques in the world. As one example, Jack gives you the secrets of developing an iron clad pre-shot routine. The pre shot routine is the fundamental mental focus of all of the training done by the USA Olympic team. The reason this is so important is because it is your backup plan and puts you into your comfort zone when you panic or get into trouble on the line. If you do miss, you start over with your routine and make sure everything is in order before you call for the next target so you can break it and stop the downward spiral. Having a flawless fall back plan is the key to shooting consistent scores.
John Peddibone | Philadephia PA