Archery And Bowhunting Blog

 

When I learned about archery competitions I was quite surprised by the number of games there were that you could play. All I knew of archery competitions was the Olympic archery games and that was a very big target for me to aim for.

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Being successful at archery requires the ability to focus and block out distraction as you prepare for your shot. However, proper mental skills won't help you if your muscles aren't strong enough to pull back the bow. Stronger archery muscles allow you to use a more powerful bow, which means you can shoot arrows farther and with more punch. Archery engages your back and shoulders as much as your arms, so work your entire upper body to strengthen the muscles you need for archery.

 

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The sport of Archery depends on caring, capable coaches who introduce the sport to young archers. In the United States, archery coaches and instructors are certified under a single regulating body, USA Archery. The USA Archery certification program prepares coaches to help athletes successfully and safely develop their skills and abilities as they progress in competition. Instructors who possess a certification have been trained and tested in archery skills and safety, and is an important credential for professional or semi-pro coaches to market their service. There are 5 tiers of archery instructor certifications, as follows:

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