Course Outline

YCB Archery School

Course Outline for Spring 2020 (Click Here to Download PDF Version)

Objectives:

Session

Description

1

Attendance / Housekeeping - Waivers

Welcome / Introduction Coaches

Archery Safety Best Practices

10 Basic Steps to Good Shooting Form

Shooting Sequence

Equipment Selection

2

HW: Benefits of Archery

Reinforce: Basic Steps to Good Shooting Form

Action / Shot Sequence - Set Bow Hand, Bow Wrist position, Bow Shoulder on Release

Demo Traditional

Demo Olympic Recurve

Demo Compound

3

Introduce Sight: Aiming - Adjusting Sight

Reinforce Action Shot Sequence / Arrow Grouping analysis

Practice: Action Shot Sequence

4

Introduce bow/finger sling

Reinforce Action Shot Sequence / Arrow Grouping analysis

Practice: Action Shot Sequence

5

Outdoor: Field and 3D Shooting Tour (if weather permitting, else move to Session 6)

Practice: Outdoor

6

Practice and Training Plan

Competition Rules

Indoor Scoring, Rules/Judging and Preparation for Competition

Recommended Equipment Selection/Suppliers

WEEK 1

Introduction (10 min):

  • Welcome
  • Coaches: Introduction – NCCP Certification; VSS / Police Reference Check
  • Logs: Attendance

In-class presentation (15 min):

  • Quick overview of modern archery as an Olympic sport since Munich in 1972 (after a 52-year absence)
  • Popular archery divisions/styles: Traditional, Compound, Recurve/Olympic (displayed in the classroom)
  • Anatomy - Training bow and its parts, training arrows
  • Safety procedure: In-class review

In-class demonstration and equipment selection (approx 20-25 min):

  • Introduction of the 10 Steps Good Archery Form as a general sequence to shooting
  • 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
  • Focus: Square (classic) stance for beginners

Practice (approx 100 min):

  • Quick recall of general safety rules
  • Group Warm-Up exercises
  • Demonstration of square (classic), open and closed stances and their own advantages and disadvantages
  • Group practice of a general shot sequence
  • Individual practice at 10 meters under coaches’ supervision. Focus will be put on starting with the recommended stance (square)
  • Blind Shooting
  • Group cool-down: Homework: List 10 Benefits of Archery

*****

WEEK 2

Introduction (10 min):

  • Attendance
  • Student Log
  • HW: Benefits of Archery

In-class presentation/demonstration (20 min):

  • Recap and more Detail of Basic of Good Shooting Form
  • Action Shot Sequence: Draw / Anchor/ Aim / Release (follow-through)
  • Focus this week: Bow Hand: Recommended bow hand position
  • How to string the training bow – Supervised

Practice (approx 120 min):

  • Group warm-up exercise
  • Blind Bail/Shooting at 10 meters (3-4 ends) then moving out to 15 and 20
  • Particular focus will be put on bow and string hands positioning
  • Introduction of Bow Sling
  • Range demonstration: Traditional bows and wood arrows
  • Range demonstration at mid-time during practice:  Olympic Recurve
  • Range demonstration:  Compound Bow
  • Students on the shooting line will be supervised by coaches while these waiting for their turn will have a chance to consult and discuss their log with an available coach

*****

WEEK 3

Introduction (10 min):

In-class presentation/demonstration (20 min):

  • Movie - Action Shooting Sequence
    • (students may use the “10 steps to Good Form” list as a guideline).
  • Introduction of Sight

 Practice (approx 120 min):

  • Warm-up exercises
  • Group practice at 20 meters (2 lines). 
  • Particular focus will be on Action Shooting Sequence
  • correct power extension and back use, with string elbow moving back on a horizontal plane
  • Students on the shooting line will be supervised by coaches while these waiting for their turn will have a chance to consult and discuss their Movie with available coach

 *****

WEEK 4

 Introduction  (15 min):

  • Recap:  Warm-up/cool-down exercises and their importance. Common archer muscle injuries related to improper warming up

In-class presentation/demonstration (20 min):

  • Group brainstorming:  What is essential to good shooting form and what do you think would be the most commonly-seen form mistakes on the line? (“mistakes” demonstrated by a coach)

 Practice (approx 120 min):

  • Group warm-up exercises
  • Group practice at 20 meters (30 meters if outside and for students who wish to expand distance) (2 lines). Focus this week will be on efficient hand release versus finger “open-fling”
  • Students will be able to discuss their own progress (as noted in their logs) with any of the coaches
  • Group cool-down exercises
  • Reminder - Field trip next week:  Please bring warm clothing

 *****      

WEEK 5

Introduction (15 min):

  • Distribution of student logs
  • Reminder:  Field trip this week, warm clothing will be required
  • Recap: Sequencing a shot;

 In-class presentation/demonstration (15 min):

  • Focus this week:  Field Safety

 Practice  (approx 120 min):

  • Equipment selection and bow preparation (stringing)
  • Group warm-up exercises
  • Students separated in small groups. Each group will be headed by a coach/member and taken on the field course.
  • Personal log inquiries, if desired

*****

WEEK 6

Introduction   (10 min):

  • Distribution of student logs
  • Recap:  Group brainstorming on general 4 steps in shot sequence:  Set-up/extension/release/follow-through. Use of the 10 steps to Good Form list as a future reference guide
  • Specific review:  Proper follow-through using a 50/50 power balance

 In-class presentation/demonstration  (15 min):

  • Buying your own equipment:  General guidelines, commonly-seen mistakes
  • Focus this week:  Avoiding “target panic”.
  • Going through the set-up/extension/release/follow-through sequence at the proper speed
  • Mistakes associated with the improper sequence speed:  Form mistakes/ arrow creep
  • Quick overview of tournament rules and scoring protocol

Practice   (approx 120 min):

  • Equipment selection
  • Supervised bow stringing
  • Warm-up exercises
  • Group practice:  Particular focus will be put on proper speed for the complete shot sequence
  • End-of-session tournament:  10 ends of 3 arrows at 20 meters
  • Cool-down exercises
  • Certificates for course completion/logs

 

Joining an archery club, privileges and responsibilities

Paths to Continue Lifelong Sport of Archery


YCB School – Homework #1: Benefits of Archery

List 10 Benefits of Archery

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Homework 1:

BODY:

Health - Physical Activity

  • Development of Muscles;
  • Development of Coordination - Timing;

MIND:

Health - Mental;

  • Focus/Concentration;
  • Alertness/Awareness (of surroundings);
  • Confidence

Sport

  • Learning
  • Socializing
  • Competitive
  • Practice to improve

SPIRIT/SOUL:

Culture

  • Appreciating culture/heritage/tradition;
  • Connection to nature/ Fresh air
  • Relaxation

YCB School – Homework #2: Movie

Scripting Shot Sequence

1

Introduction

2

Setup

3

Planning and Readiness

Action 1

Set Environment

Action 2

Begin Execution

Action 3

Continue Execution

Action 4

Finish Execution - Conclusion

 

Homework 2:

1

Introduction

 Stance - Present your self

2

Setup

 Nock your arrow – equipment setup

3

Planning and Readiness

 Warmup – planning and practice

Action 1

Set Environment

 Draw

Action 2

Begin Execution

 Anchor

Action 3

Continue Execution

 Aim

Action 4

Finish Execution - Conclusion

 Release – Follow Through

YCB School – Homework #3: Journal

How was your morning?

 

 

 

 

 

What are you working on?

 

 

 

 

 

What did you learn?