The beginners archery classes take place in a friendly indoor venue that welcomes beginners from as young as nine to seventy
(something) years old. You will be given all the equipment and paraphernalia you will need along with a fully qualified coach.
The bow and arrow is essentially a weapon so all courses are strictly run under very stringent safety rules. These rules will be
explained to you so you can enjoy the sport safely.
You will start with an introduction to the kit and the terminology used, your draw length will be assessed then a bow and a set of
arrows will be assigned to you which you will use for the duration of the course. You’ll be shown how to set up your bow including
attaching the limbs to the riser and learning how to ‘string’ the bow.
You will be shown the correct stance and etiquette on the shooting line with the bow pointing toward the target and how to load the
bow by placing the shaft of the arrow on the arrow rest and complete the loading by 'nocking the arrow' - that is placing the rear
end of the arrow onto the string. Then you'll take aim and release!
Further along you’ll be shown how to use a bow sight and which way to move it to get the best out of every shot. Towards the end
of the course there should be an opportunity to have a go at the three main bow types. The recurve bow you will already be
familiar with, if available you will be able to shoot the club longbow and compound bow.
At the end of every beginners course you’ll be invited to take part in a ‘Badge Night’ where you can earn a FITA Arrow Award
badge where you shoot to the qualifying standards.
With 15 arrows (half an Indoor round), you will have to score 115 points on an 80cm target face, at: