WHAT WE LIKE MOST ABOUT ARCHERY?
It's a sport open to all! Archery can be done by both able bodied and disabled people. People with the most severe disabilities and even the blind, use special tactile equipment and are able to join in – making this a great family sport!
FOCUS AND SELF-DISCIPLINE
The very heart of archery is learning a step-by-step method for drawing a bow and shooting an arrow. Even the youngest archers quickly learn that by slowing down and focusing on one step at a time, they are more successful at putting arrows in the middle of the target.
When archers make mistakes, they are taught that the solution is to analyze their steps and focus on improving one thing at a time. This is a great recipe for success on the archery field, in the classroom, and in life.
Improves hand-eye coordination and balance: Learning the proper stance in archery and repeating it to perfection is an art. The archery stance varies if one is using a compound or recurve bow, but it is necessary for accuracy and precision. Archery can certainly help one’s posture and finding one’s center of balance. The slightest moves or wrong weight shifts will throw an arrow off the target.
Archery is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing recreational activities among today’s youth. Regardless of age, this activity is attracting countless young people to become proficient at a very ancient tradition. Made accessible by beginner archery lessons, archery can provide lifelong value to those getting involved.
Most sports are driven by adrenaline, high energy, sweat, and peak performance. Archery is a more settled sport where calmness, focus, controlled-energy, and stillness are keys to success as the goal is repeatedly hitting the bullseye. It offers a new refreshing spin to sport. Certified archery instructors will teach children
LEARN PERSISTENCE, CONFIDENCE, PATIENCE
A recreational specialist recently wrote, “Archery is the only sport I’ve seen that is this structured. Kids learn to wait their turn, follow directions, set goals and challenge themselves. Once they’re instructed, hardly any of my students cause problems. Archery develops character, and these students will benefit the rest of their lives.”