Training courses for your sport advantage


Bob Palmer’s game-changing  training formula for consistency, focus and winning in your sport

Learn how to win, take leadership of your sport, and get the fun back!

Bob Palmer will teach you the Zone, how to build consistency, resiliency, focus and awareness. You'll learn how to take decisive leadership of your sport, create life-long momentum and how to acquire sport-specific skills quickly.

"I have been involved with several of Bob Palmer's clinics. His warm disarming style puts everyone at ease while also keeping them on the edge of their seat with interest and anticipation. It's exciting to see the eyes and faces of the participants light up when they first experience that "in the Zone" feel."

Skeet Coach, former Olympian and Canadian Champion

Learn from the high-performance expert who has worked with the world's best athletes

1-on-1 Training with Bob Palmer | Online Course | Group Zoom Clinics

Meet your high-performance Zone expert

Bob Palmer, BES, BEd | SportExcel CEO | Head Trainer | High-Performance Expert | Mentor of Champions

The founder and CEO of SportExcel Inc., Bob is the world’s most experienced and successful high-performance Zone trainer for the clay target and other target sports, reaching athletes and coaches around the world via Skype and in-person.

Bob’s sole outcome, as a high-performance Zone expert, and professional educator, is to equip you with the SportExcel Zone training strategies so that you will think, troubleshoot and perform like a pro.

He is contracted as the high-performance trainer of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, and for athletes at USA Shooting, works with NSSA-NSCA and ATA athletes, and has clients in shotgun, rifle and pistol, worldwide—including in India, the UK, Egypt, Australia, Spain, and Mexico. 


Books by Bob Palmer

Bob's book for athletes in the clay target sports and other target sports — Mind vs Target — is a clinic in a book that offers a training process that blurs the lines between the mental and physical game. It opens the door to a revolutionary way to increase your focus, strength, power, speed and smarts in your game. It is your Zone high-performance training manual!

 FAQS about SportExcel

The SportExcel System is strategy-based and designed to allow you to start transforming your game in the first session. The starting point is the Zone, a moment of brilliance that you have been in before, at least once. We teach you the tools to take your moment of brilliance to your whole game. There is no analysis or assessment of you, only an analysis of your Zone. And it's not talk therapy. We don't need to know what issues have impacted your sport performance because we teach you a System  filled with strategies - to get you where you need to go!

"The knowledge that I have gained from him has helped me achieve my ultimate dream."

 VINCENT HANCOCK, Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, International Skeet and Coach


On any given day Bob travels the world via Skype! He can be working with a trap shooter in Australia, a sporting clays shooter in Ohio, a skeet shooter in India, an Olympic rifle shooter in Iowa and a top marksman in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, Georgia. 

We offer 1-on-1 training programs via Skype for athletes, coaches and sport leaders, as well as family and team training, either via Skype or at your location.

And our newest training innovation is ZoneQuest, an online training course with the same quality training that Bob delivers via Skype, but in a self-paced, more cost-effective format.

“After only one season working with Bob Palmer, I had very consistent control of my nerves in every match. I was on-fire in August and podiumed alongside two of the best skeet shooters in the world.  My overall improvement has been huge and in the World Skeet Championships I placed in the top 30 shooters in the world.  This is an 80% improvement over the previous year.”

ANDY SPOONER, international competitor in American Skeet


Over the eight weeks of training, you will learn the Zone and understand how to apply it to your game for creating skillful consistency, removing distractions, building incredible focus, developing resilience, learning new skills quickly and taking leadership. Foremost, you will learn to use your Zone to win, and have a lot more fun in your game, at school and at work.

“Bob's system has helped me more than I imagined it could. It helped me simplify my mental approach to my sport, and helped me create better consistency. What I didn't realize was how far-reaching the system can be. I have applied all of the same principles to my business with tremendous success. It has helped me renew my enthusiasm for my business, and as a result, the performance of my entire team has improved. The bottom line numbers don't lie, and I couldn't be happier about the results. Thank you Bob for getting me to believe again in all aspects of life - your system has been invaluable!”

STEVE MANCINELLI, Competitive athlete and business owner

 Check out the article on a former member of the Army Marksmanship Unit - Amanda Elsenboss, whom I had the privilege of working with for three years:


Yes. In fact, the majority of our clients are business owners or leaders, who hire us for themselves as executive athletes, for their children or for their teams. Sport leaders, coaches and CEOs enjoy working with Bob’s dynamic and energizing leadership system as it produces immediate and tangible results.

Bob empowers leaders at all levels of sport and business. He is a trainer, strategist, mentor and, sometimes when stress is overwhelming, a lifesaver.

"I'd finally found exactly what I was looking for - a simple, effective and easy to use system for enhancing performance and productivity, delivered with passion and expertise.  I've now integrated the system in my own strategies and work and get value from it every day.  I highly recommend you check out Bob's approach to high performance because I know it works."  
— PETER BAEKLUND, Peter Baeklund Leadership, Denmark

We usually let our clients define the Zone, especially as they learn to experience it in the first session. They tell us that it is one or a combination of:  

Being wired but calm, having no thoughts, watching themselves perform, being in slow motion, knowing exactly what their opponent is going to do next, etc.  

"The Zone is a teachable, learnable skill and it’s all connected to how willing you are to seeing, feeling and trusting yourself to achieving your goals." 



No, we do not offer assessments. The results of assessments are merely talking points and they represent only a moment in time when an athlete is out of the Zone.

And, since you get in the Zone in the very first session with us, and then learn to stay in it with powerful tools, any assessment is immediately out-of-date and obsolete. 

We do not need to know what happened in your past. We are more interested in getting you connect to the future.

"Bob Palmer has worked with the elite shooters of my Youth Development Shotgun Team.  Not only was there a remarkable transformation of the individual shooters, but also a strong team bonding.  He will continue to be an integral part of our training program."

LES GREEVY, Former U.S. Olympic Shooting Coach


At SportExcel, we offer what is arguably the most innovative Zone training in the high-performance world. We stand behind our training and back it up with a risk-free guarantee.

We offer a test-drive of our Ignition Series with a no-obligation, 45-minute first training session, before we bill you. 

With our online course, ZoneQuest, you get a ten-day test-drive. You should have a personal ‘lightbulb or aha moment’ of having learned something new in this time period. If not, we will do whatever it takes to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with your training course or refund what you paid.  

"I was fortunate to work with Bob at the beginning of my third season as a skeet shooter. Bob helped bridge the connection between dexterity and mind which I believe is the essence of achieving excellence in the sport of skeet shooting. Bob' s coaching propelled me from B to AA class in on single skeet shooting season. I shot 100s in all the guns including the .410 and ended the season by being Runner Up at the State Championship. When Bob asked me to Beta Test ZoneQuest (his online course) I jumped at the chance. From my experience, ZoneQuest is as close to working with Bob as you'll get without paying the big bucks! Get ZoneQuest...confidence and consistency in your game will improve, and your scores will improve."

 GIL TRAORE, Skeet Shooter


Podcast with Lauren Burge - on training and competition

I recently caught up with Lauren Burge, a 16-year-old American Skeet shooter from Texas, to find out more about her recent successes as well as her future plans. I get goosebumps when I see what she is accomplishing in her sport of American Skeet at such a young age.

Lauren let us in on how she assembled her star team of technical and mental trainers (SportExcel), using their expertise to train her in how to shoot a perfect 4 x 100 in a recent competition as well as achieving significant wins in other competitions.


Ready to take your game to the next level?

Get Bob's 1-on-1 online training, reserve a group clinic or join ZoneQuest Online. No matter what training format you prefer, we have your mental Zone high-performance game covered!


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