Beginners Courses 2020
|March||Sunday 22nd & 29th March||1-4pm||Indoors||Gosfield School||Spaces available|
|May||Sunday 17th & 24th May||1-4pm||Outdoors||Blake End||Spaces available|
|July||Sunday 5th & 12th July||1-4pm||Outdoors||Blake End||Spaces available|
|September||Saturday 19th & 26th|
|1-4pm||Outdoors||Blake End||Spaces available|
All equipment is provided. Each session lasts 3 hours.
The current courses are 6 hours of tuition over two weeks. The aim of the course is to teach each and every beginner how to safely shoot on the line, using the correct basic techniques, and to have some fun learning.
We begin by talking about safety, both of the archer and on the range. We then get you set up with the right equipment, demonstrate what you’re going to be doing and get you shooting as quickly as we can. The main objectives are to:
- follow range safety and range layout procedures
- have a correct stance and posture
- develop the correct techniques for shooting
- be able to consistently hit the centre of target boss from 10yds.
We start by recapping on the previous session and then move the target further away up to a distance of 20 yards. As well as practicing and developing technique we cover scoring and usually finish with a game or small competition. The main objectives are:
- practice and develop shooting techniques
- understanding equipment including using a sight
- be able to consistently hit the target from 20yds
- understand scoring.
At the end of the course you will hopefully be signed off as safe to shoot. Your Coach will cover some of the potential next steps in archery including joining a club, awards and competitions.
After the course is finished, and if you decide to join us, a Coach will make sure there are there for your first club session to help get you set up. We will also assign you a mentor who is an experienced archer who you can call on for help or advice. We are a friendly club and Coaches and members are only too willing to help you develop further and improve as an archer.