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Now Open for Spring Session 2017

April 22nd to June 3rd

 ( Class Full.  Accepting Registration for Wait List )

Course Outline

Objectives: Students will learn a solid foundation for good shooting form, be taught best practices for safe shooting, and be introduced to the various styles and aspects of archery.

WEEK 1 (Introduction to the Basics of Archery):

In-class presentation:

  • Presentation and explanation of training equipment
  • Discussion of safety procedures
  • Introduction to the basic anatomy of a shooting sequence
  • Introduction to basic forms for good shooting

In-class demonstration:

  • Demonstration of a shot sequence with emphasis on basic forms

Selection of Equipment:

  • Identification of eye dominance and hand preference for each student
  • Selection of a training bow (based on weight), correct arrows (based on draw length), arm guard, finger tab

In-Range Practice:

  • Group warm-up
  • Quick recall of general safety rules
  • Demonstration of a basic shot sequence
  • Group practice

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WEEK 2 (Advanced Concepts of Archery):

In-class presentation/demonstration:

  • Review of concepts learned in Week 1
  • Explanation of desired anatomical alignment for good shooting
  • Explanation of the use of proper back muscles for good shooting

Selection of Equipment:

  • Use of Bow Sling is given to students

In-Range Practice:

  • Warm-up
  • Group practice

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WEEK 3 (Introduction to the Various Styles of Archery)

 In-class presentation:

  • Review of concepts learned in Weeks 1 and 2
  • In-depth discussion of the shot sequence and timing
  • Explanation on the use of sights

Selection of Equipment:

  • Sights are provided for the students

In-Range Practice:

  • Demonstration of the different types of Archery
  • Warm-up
  • Group practice

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WEEK 4 (Further Shooting Development)

 In-class presentation:

  • Review of concepts learned in Weeks 1,2 and 3
  • Open Discussion of Topics

In-Range Practice:

  • Warm-up
  • Group practice

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WEEK 5 (Introduction to 3D and Field Shooting)

In-Class Presentation:

  • Discussion on the challenges of shooting out in nature

Outdoor Practice:

  • Warm-up
  • Students separated in small groups. Each group will be headed by a coach/member and taken through the forest course.

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WEEK 6 (Introduction to Target Tournament Shooting)

 In-class presentation/demonstration  (15 min):

  • Quick overview of tournament rules and scoring protocol

Practice   (approx 120 min):

  • Warm-up
  • Group practice
  • End-of-session tournament:  10 ends of 3 arrows at 20 meters
  • Graduation Ceremony

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Please note: Lesson structure may vary depending upon the development rate of the class.

Download our Archery Basics PDF