Dan Schindler's Blog
Making the Impossible Possible
10/19/2018
Making the Impossible Possible

“It really isn’t that hard, once you see the light.”It is said, as the years accumulate and we get older, we get wiser. And, it is my experienced opinion, a good confirmation is equally valuable as a revelation. Which is why millions of others and I know with certainty that practice is so absolutely necessary to measurably improve a skill.At Paragon, our school’s primary # 1 purpose is to competently and effectively help individuals get to where they want to go. It is a 2-fold mission involving both teaching and learning. The better the former, the greater the latter. Both are Instructor responsibilities. The Paragon School of Sporting was founded on these ...

A Father's Words
10/06/2018
Making the Impossible Possible

This is the email exchange between Dan Schindler and Nicholas's father, Joseph Causey...before Daniel Schindler wrote, "Hey Mister, Will You Take Me Shooting?" Every youngster deserves to be enlightened. And sometimes...those memories are etched forever in our heart and soul. This story will be one of our favorites, forevermore. Read...Hey Mister, Will You Take Me Shooting? Subject: Nick's TriumphEmail to Dan Schindler, Paragon School of Sporting Inc.Nicholas and I had an awesome time as shooting students.  Thanks to Mr. Schindler and all of his professional staff and candidates for their patience with me and my almost ten year old son.  While I ...

Training on the Edge
10/06/2018
Making the Impossible Possible

First, let’s dispel the myth right up front. Worldwide, in every endeavor, be it music, arts, sports or business, skills are built, not inherited. In my experienced opinion, we all are born with the potential to excel at something. At 5 foot 1 inch tall, maybe you won’t excel in the NBA. But in our sport, age, height, weight, and gender are irrelevant to building sporting clays, skeet and trap skills. Every day, teachers like myself stand behind students and genuinely marvel at what is happening in front of them. And I do mean every day. There are legions of instructors and coaches who will attest to this. It is commonplace and the students behind the trigger are just like ...

Moran Family Adventure
09/25/2018
Making the Impossible Possible

Today we reflect on the wonderful adventure we shared with the Moran Family. The family members traveled to River Bend Sportsmans Resort, Inman SC, from Colorado, New Jersey and New York to spend a few days taking Sporting Clays and Wingshooting lessons with Daniel Schindler, Founder of Paragon School of Sporting. During the family's 3-day stay, it was hard to tell who had more fun. Grandfather, John Moran, took his shooting to a whole new level. Patrick and his 2 sons, Tate and Japes enjoyed moving their shooting forward and learning to break the various target presentations. There was a lot of trash talk and camaraderie. Johnny, the city boy, came alive and ...

Fall Down 7 - Stand Up 8
09/21/2018
Making the Impossible Possible

For many of us, Sporting Clays – along with all the other clay target disciplines – is about hitting the target. The “not missing” part – that pretty much applies to all the shooting sports. The problems begin when we miss. Too often, and unfortunately, missing ends up being more than just a problem.  A miss becomes a distraction. A distraction that frustrates and usually discourages. All understandable. These emotions can be temporary, or worse, hang around for a while, predictably creating more missing and lowering scores. Years ago, mining my way to becoming an All American, yours truly has been there, done that. More times than I care to ...