i usually hold my shifter next to the gear when i drop down, push the clutch in until it falls into the lower gear, and slowly let off the clutch. just takes practice man, hell i'm 17 and i've got this thing about down pat. took me about a month.
2010 Camaro 1SS(back in a camaro again, yessssss!)
2010 silverado z71 ccsb(sold, old dd)
2010 camaro1ss(sold, missed, will have another someday)