BEGINNERS COURSE

Before you can join an archery club, you must first go on a beginners course. Two of the clubs in the county regularly run beginners courses throughout the year.

Successful completion of a course will allow you to join any archery club in the country.

What To Expect

Taking Bromyard Bowmen’s beginners course as an example, the following is an outline of their course structure.  This should give you a taste of what to expect to be taught on the course.

All equipment is provided. We actively discourage you from purchasing any equipment at this stage.

Course Outline

Session 1

  • Introduction to the Olympic style Recurve Bow and protective equipment
  • Safety aspects including whistles and verbal commands
  • Warming up / Cooling down
  • Barebow shooting demonstration followed by barebow shooting session (with individual coaching)
  • Shooting demonstration with sights followed by shooting session with sights (with individual coaching)
  • De-stringing a bow

Session 2

  • Stringing a bow
  • Shooting session
  • Retrieving and scoring arrows
  • Demonstration of different bow types and accessories
  • Discussion on types of archery
  • Shooting session

Session 3

  • Rules of etiquette
  • Governing body – GNAS (Grand National Archery Society), now known as Archery GB
  • Explanation of how archery tournaments are run
  • Beginners’ Tournament
  • Presentation of tournament medals and course certificates

 

Next Steps

Find out when the next beginners course is taking place by checking out the diary. In the meantime why not follow the links below to our other pages and learn more about the sport of archery.

ROUNDS

SCORING

CLASSIFICATIONS

ETIQUETTE

ROUNDS

SCORING

CLASSIFICATIONS

ETIQUETTE

ROUNDS

CLASSIFICATIONS

SCORING

ETIQUETTE