Long Buckby Archery Club

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The Beginners Course

Beginners Courses are held on a Wednesday at Long Buckby Scout Hut throughout the year. They commence at 6.45pm until 8.00pm and lasts for 6 week. The cost of courses for the coming year will be confirmed shortly. Family rates are negotiable where for instance adults and juniors from the same family are involved. We may be able to run a course on Saturdays at Daventry - ask for details.

Qualified Grand National Archery Society (GNAS) coaches run the courses. Coaches are CRB checked and have attended Child Protection Seminars. Instruction will be provided by: Sylvia Underlin (GNAS Level 2 Coach), Graham Underlin (GNAS Level 2 Coach), Ian Atkins, Martin Ross, David Birch - all Level 1 Coaches. All equipment will be provided, free of additional charge for the duration of the course.

You are advised to wear close fitting clothing during the lessons, this helps to prevent your clothing interfering with the path of the bowstring.

GNAS approved beginners handbooks are given out and include the course syllabus. At the end of the course a certificate is presented with the option to join the club. 

Gift vouchers are an ideal present for that special occasion and are available to meet all or part of the cost of a beginner’s course.

At the end of the course you will:

 

  • Understand and know the Safety rules and Etiquette of the sport.
  • Be familiar with the basic equipment used in Target Archery.
  • Be able to consistently hit a 60mm target, at a distance suitable for a beginner.
  • Have an understanding of the Organisation of Archery within the UK.
  • Know the scoring systems and basic rules of Target Archery.
  • Know the various rounds shot in Target Archery.
  • Have heard of other forms of Archery.
  • Have knowledge of, and have received advice on the selection of your personal equipment.
  • Have received a certificate confirming that you have completed a beginners course in Target Archery.

 

Should you decide to join the club you will need to purchase your own equipment.  A coach will accompany you to a specialist supplier where bows and accessories to suit both your potential and your pocket can be purchased. Should you wish to purchase your own equipment, you are advised not to do so until the end of the course. During the course your coach will be able to assess your individual needs and will be able to advise on the bow type and arrow specification best suited to your individual needs.  

Lesson 1:

  • Equipment: The selection of the equipment that you will use during the course. The names and purpose of each piece of equipment.
  • Safety Rules: The basic safety rules which govern the practice of Archery in the UK.
  • Barebow Shooting: Instruction on the basic Barebow Technique used in shooting the bow.
  • Questions on what we have done so far.

Lesson 2:

  • Revision of Safety: A revision of the previous weeks lesson relating to the safety rules which govern the practice of Archery in the UK.
  • Freestyle Technique: The development of the Barebow technique into the conventional freestyle technique, using face and string walking.
  • Questions on what we have done so far.

Lesson 3:

  • Freestyle Technique: A continuation of the development of freestyle shooting.
  • Sights and sighting: An introduction to bow sights and sighting techniques.
  • Rounds and scoring: An introduction into GNAS Rounds and Scoring systems.
  • Questions on what we have done so far.

Lesson 4:

  • Freestyle Technique: A continuation of the development of freestyle shooting.
  • Recording Scores: The procedure used in recording Target Archery scores.
  • Structure of Archery: The Structure of Archery in the UK and Worldwide.
  • Etiquette: Instruction into the rules of Etiquette that govern Archery in the UK.
  • Questions on what we have done so far.

 Lesson 5:

  • Freestyle Technique: A continuation of the development of freestyle shooting.
  • Other types of Bows: Information on other types of bows used in Archery
  • Other Forms of Archery: Information on Other forms of Archery.
  • Questions on what we have done so far.

Lesson 6:

  • Fun Archery Competition: A fun archery competition for all beginners on the course.
  • Personal Equipment: Advice on the Selection and Purchase of Personal Equipment.
  • Costs: Details of cost of membership to GNAS etc...
  • Presentations: Presentation of Beginners Certificates.

 

 

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