Winning at the Cornhole Game (How to Improve Your Technique)

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Year after year do you see some of your friends not getting any better at playing bags? Perhaps that person is you? Perhaps even more frustrating there is always that one or two that just kick your butt routinely when you play? Is it not fun to play bags with those guys anymore? Have you ever just wanted to throw the board at them? If the answer is yes, then it is time to get better. The cornhole game is typically a hobby, but even still it is nice to be able to win more than once a year. What follows in this article is a list of techniques for getting better.

In order to get better at something you have to be at it for 90 days. It takes about 90 days for your body to get accustomed to something to the point of reasonable ability. 90 days is a long time though, so I recommend starting with smaller chunks. Commit yourself to just 30 days, where you practice at least 5 days each week within that month. One good way to get started getting better is: cornhole distance

Set up a weekly cornhole game with your buddies. The back alley with a cooler full of beer and some friends is a great way to pass the time and doing it regularly will having you pushing hole in ones, air mail deliveries, and many perfect slides for 3 points. This can be difficult at times though because it is often difficult to find 4 people consistently to practice with. Well, that is where the next technique comes into play.

The 2 man cornhole game. This is easy, and it will be some of the most intense bags game sessions you have ever had. Set up the two boards as if you were going to play normally. Line up with your opponent at one end and play as normal – then when you are done take score and walk yourselves over to the cornhole boards on the other side and do it again. The big advantage is that you get more than twice the play you would with 4 people. The advantage to you during your 30 days is that it is far easier to find one willing participant than 3 more. This greatly improves the chances you can play frequently.

Now, sometimes you may feel stupid telling someone you are so desperate to play a few rounds of cornhole that you want to just play two man. A good way to circumvent this is to convince a friend to do a local bags competition with you. This way you have a good excuse to practice this way often in the name of winning the competition. Face saved and you are getting better. When you can’t even find two people to play a game of bags with then you must go it alone.

Try this, every day you get home from work and pull the car into the garage pull out one of your boards and all 8 bags. Set up the one board pace out 30 feet and start tossing. Don’t let yourself go inside until you get 4 out of 8 bags in the hole. At first this will take you some time, but as you keep doing it, even over 30 days and definitely over 90 you will get a ton better.

The last thing is this, think about your throwing technique and research proper technique. It is important to settle on a technique that makes sense and that you can become consistent with over your improvement period. The cornhole game is all about consistency and so you need to settle on something early and stick with it. Good luck!

Tom Maliszewski is a military veteran of 3 overseas tours and one heck of a carpenter. He turned a love of tailgating into a business. For those that can’t afford ChiTown Custom Cornhole Boards ou can check out our in depth section of videos on how to build Cornhole Boards. With over 100k hits on youtube we have shown a ton of folks how to put together boards.

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