It’s really not too hard to do on beaded courts, just rare back and let it fly!! But on rough courts you might just still be there, happens all the time because the blocks don’t move forward as easily.
Many a person has stood and shook their head as they tried several times only to fine themselves still in there! “Aim at something else”. When you aim at the edge of a block your eye for some reason, often takes you back right on the center of the block.
I, like everyone else had problems with this until Dale Williams gave me a tip. Aim at an intersection on the other end or someone’s foot or some other item that if you hit your target you’ll clip the block on the way past. That keeps you from aiming at the block itself, it’s also about the only time you’ll hear me say it’s OK to shot from some place other than the inside or outside position. Move the shooting block where you can get an angle on an intersection.
This is also how I teach clearing (yes, I can clear even if you’ve never seen me do it and don’t believe it).