Beginners

As a club we are always looking to introduce new people to archery. We plan to run beginner’s courses each year. The youngest age we accept on to the course is ten. Our next course is planned to take place on Sunday afternoons in September 2017.

If you’re interested in doing a beginners course with us then fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you. The form just collects the information we need and sends an e-mail to the appropriate people. The information you submit will be used only for our records and will not be transmitted to any third party. We will discard the details of anyone who later decides not to do the course.

Please be aware that places on beginner’s courses must be booked and paid for in advance. All of our coaches running these courses are completely voluntary on our part, and all proceeds go to the club funds for the purchase and upkeep of equipment etc.

Course Contents

Each week is for 3 hours usually 1.30 til 4.30. You would need to attend the first four weeks to complete the course

Week 1

  • Complete packs
  • Introductions
  • Safety
  • Introduction to the equipment you will be using
  • Warm up exercises
  • Description of shooting style
  • Issue of equipment
  • Begin to shoot – point of aim (bare bow)
  • Learn to set-up and take down your bow
  • Begin to shoot – freestyle (sights)
  • Cool down exercises

Week 2

  • Learn to set up the range
  • Review safety
  • Assemble equipment
  • Warm up exercises
  • Continue to shoot freestyle
  • Instruction on scoring and round types
  • Begin scoring
  • Take down equipment
  • Cool down exercises

Week 3

  • Set up the range and equipment
  • Warm up exercises
  • Continue to shoot freestyle and scoring
  • Demonstration of shooting and different bow types
  • Archery étiquette
  • Take down equipment
  • Cool down exercises

Week 4

  • Set up the range and your bow
  • Warm up exercises
  • Continue to shoot and score
  • Introductions to other types of bow
  • Try longbow and compound
  • Cool down
  • Take down your bow

Week 5 – Optional

  • Shoot with the Club (10:30am start)