Basic Traditional Archery – Lesson Plan 2

All lesson plans are outlines for the class in question, they will be adapted for the ability and desires of the student. Students are responsible for practicing what they learned after the class is over and throughout the week.

Lesson Two: Review and Intro to Non-Dominant Hand Shooting

  1. 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.
  2. 10 to 15 minutes: Practice dominant hand shooting.
  3. 10 to 15 minutes: Intro to non-dominant hand. Start without bow. Body position is important to shooting correctly. This part of the session will help students find the correct body position.
    1. Feet, knees, hips, shoulders, elbow, look, point, concentrate, anchor point
  4.  10 to 15 minutes: Bow mechanics – holding the bow, canting bow, loading bow, using finger tips, pulling with the back muscles, finding the anchor point.
  5. 10 to 20 minutes: Practice with pointers. Work on focusing, concentrating, and clearing the mind.

Check out our first lesson plan and the six-week outline.

Archery is a workout. It involves repetitive motion and includes the pulling of bow multiple times, even a 22# draw weight can become heavy. Students will also walk between 10 and 15 yards to retrieve their arrows after shooting three. Dress in comfortable clothes that fit well.

Arm guards and gloves are available for use should the student need them. Getting an archer’s tattoo, when the string hits the elbow or forearm and leaves a red mark or bruise, or blisters is no fun and may hamper future shooting possibilities. Please be aware of your body and your limitations.

If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home. We can provide you with a make-up class, or classes, at some point in the future when you are healthy. Your health is more important than making it to archery class. Just call us and let us know that you won’t make it in. Thank you.

Basic Traditional Archery – Lesson Plan 1

If you’re interested in joining our basic traditional archery classes, call us or come in to sign up. Classes will be held on an as needed basis and are currently limited to four people. This is the basic traditional archery class lesson plan for our first session.

All lesson plans are outlines for the class in question, they will be adapted for the ability and desires of the student. Students are responsible for practicing what they learned after the class is over and throughout the week.

Lesson One: Dominant Hand Shooting

  1. 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.
  2. 10 to 15 minutes: Practice the stance without a bow. Body position is important to shooting correctly. This part of the session will help students find the correct body position.
    1. Feet, knees, hips, shoulders, elbow, look, point, concentrate, anchor point
  3.  10 to 15 minutes: Bow mechanics – holding the bow, canting bow, loading bow, using finger tips, pulling with the back muscles, finding the anchor point.
  4. 10 to 15 minutes: Practice with pointers. Work on focusing, concentrating, and clearing the mind.

Archery is a workout. It involves repetitive motion and includes the pulling of bow multiple times, even a 22# draw weight can become heavy. Students will also walk between 10 and 15 yards to retrieve their arrows after shooting three. Dress in comfortable clothes that fit well.

Arm guards and gloves are available for use should the student need them. Getting an archer’s tattoo, when the string hits the elbow or forearm and leaves a red mark or bruise, or blisters is no fun and may hamper future shooting possibilities. Please be aware of your body and your limitations.

If you aren’t feeling well, please stay home. We can provide you with a make-up class, or classes, at some point in the future when you are healthy. Your health is more important than making it to archery class. Just call us and let us know that you won’t make it in. Thank you.

Lincoln City Archery Offers Beginning Traditional Archery Class

Starting June 22, Lincoln City Archery will offer a Beginning Traditional Archery Class. People ages 8 to 120 will be able to learn the basics of traditional archery while working on their form and delving deeper into the calming aspects of shooting a bow and arrow. For more detailed information, see the Class Summary below:

Beginner’s Traditional Archery

Six-week Course

Maximum of four students per class. Archers can be any age from 8 to adult. Archers as young as six may enroll but must demonstrate the ability to pull the bow (at 15 pounds) and the ability to follow safety instructions.

Cost

$300, includes instruction, use of range equipment, 1-hour lessons, and reduced range fees for the duration of the course.

Students will use the range’s 22-lb bows; for those who need a lower draw weight, our 15-lb bows will be available. Arrows will also be provided. Arm guards and gloves may be available or purchased for use if the student requires them.

Benefits

Learn the basics of traditional archery shooting starting with a Mediterranean draw and focusing on the ability to use both hands. Skills will include stringing, unstringing, and caring for a bow.

Reduced-price shooting during normal range hours throughout the course, so students can practice their new skills. (Students must book online; discount only valid for students enrolled in range classes.)

Traditional archery provides the student the opportunity to clear the mind and focus on body form and movement. As the student progresses, archery can provide a way to relax and get away from the distractions of everyday life. It’s time to connect with your mind and body while enjoying a relaxing exercise designed to encourage and empower you.

Course Outline

This course will focus on the proper form for traditional archery. By the end of the five weeks, students will be able to hit the target every time. Body position, mindset, concentration and focus are the keys to success for this course.

  • Week One: Students will focus on the dominant hand and body position.
  • Week Two: Students will have time to practice with their dominant hand and learn to use the non-dominant hand.
  • Week Three: We will use this week for trouble shooting the form, including the anchor point, shoulders, and release. Students will be introduced to concentration and focus. Students will use both hands.
  • Week Four: Students will learn about nocking the arrows without looking at them and how to hold arrows while carrying a bow. Students will use both hands.
  • Week Five: Students will learn about breathing and different stances. Students will use both hands.
  • Week Six: Students will demonstrate their proficiency in the skills they have learned.

Lincoln City Archery will hold classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and from 5:45pm to 6:45pm. Make up sessions will be available during the week for enrolled student range fees or in another class – space permitting.

Lincoln City Archery Prices for Currently Enrolled Range Students

  • 15 minutes for $5
  • 30 minutes for $7
  • 45 minutes for $10
  • 1 hour for $12

Call 503-409-8371, message us at shadexaminer@gmail.com, or use our contact form to get enrolled in the beginning traditional archery class. Students can also enroll in person at the Lincoln City Archery Range in the Lincoln City Outlets where classes will be held. First classes will start June 22, 23 and 24, 2021.