I'm at best an average shooter. When I shoot ducks (or any bird for that matter) I typically have bruises the next day where I shouldn't. Those are the shots that I miss or maybe just break a wing. Or worse, cripple a bird. Some days are better than others. Like those days where I kill 6 birds with let's say 8 shells and then shoot 8 shells to kill my 7th bird. Yesterday I was shooting clays with my 8 year old grandson. He has a 20ga youth autoloader. This was his first time shooting it and it's still a bit too much for him to shoulder that gun properly. As I was "teaching him" how to stand, shoulder and shoot, it dawned on me that maybe I'm not the best shooting coach for him. After all, I'm admittedly not the best shooter. In spite of that, he broke the first clay bird he pulled the trigger on. The smile on his face was priceless! He shot about 15 more rounds and was pretty much 50% on his hits. He didn't care, he was just happy he was shooting. I found it difficult to relay the proper form and the finer points of shooting. Putting it into words that an 8 year old can understand was a challenge for me. Maybe a shooting coach is a good idea for both of us. I looked up a few videos on the subject and picked out this one to post here. While it's easy for me to understand what this guy is saying, the execution may not be that easy to pull off. Too many bad habits ingrained it my shooting style. Either way I found it educational. And I'm hoping that after practicing these tips I'll have less bruises where I shouldn't have the bruises that I have today.