I began shooting sporting clays when I was 12. I had the luck of being taught by a great coach (and man) Doug Thompson.
Doug Learned to shoot with Beretta World Champ and International Champ John Woolley of England.
Woolley emphasizes looking at the bird and shooting from a low start. This technique has helped me win several youth tournaments and to be competetive at the national level.
If you have any questions about th"woolley method" feel free to post.