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Basic Traditional Archery Level 2 – Lesson Plan 1

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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: Review and Practice

  1. 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.
  2. Shoot both hands, use different stances, blind nock, work on focus and concentration, and shoot different distances.

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.

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Basic Traditional Archery – Lesson Plan 6

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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 Six: Test with Different Distances

  1. 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.

The rest of the session will be used to shoot at targets placed at different distances. Right hand for the first 15 arrows. Left hand for the next 15. We will continue shooting this way until the hour is done. Bull’s eyes will be recorded, and the student will leave with a list of what was learned during the last six classes. Students will receive their shooting discount for seven days after the lesson.

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.

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Jason Versus the Imps

Imp target

An archery poem

Impish teeth in impish smiles
Hide impish evils and impish wiles.

Against the imps stands just one man.
It’s Jason versus the impish clan.

Into the fray with bow and arrow,
The path he walks: straight and narrow.

In uncounted numbers, the imps amass
Jeering and slobbering and cursing and crass.

With gnashing of teeth and blood red eyes,
The imps unfurl wings and take to the skies.

Jason surveys the scene, no fear does he show,
Nocks an arrow and raises his bow.

The first arrow loosed with an aim that is true;
The first imp falls; Jason nocks anew.

The arrows come fast. The imps uncowed.
They dodge and weave and shout out loud.

They dive at the man with bow and arrow
Brandishing hammers, screams chilling marrow.

Jason undaunted wields his bow;
Under his arrows fall many a foe.

Still, the numbers start to tell.
In the distance, he hears a death knell.

The imps, in a fury, come ever faster.
They have a sense of impending disaster.

Arrows take out more of the clan.
Still, the imps attack the one, lone man.

Weary of the fight, Jason carries on.
There is no quit when facing wrong.

With strength of soul, mind, and will,
The imps are turned back; destiny fulfilled.
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Basic Traditional Archery – Lesson Plan 5

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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 Five: Trying out stances

  1. 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.

The rest of the session will be used to explore different stances using both hands.

  • 10 to 15 minutes: One leg.
  • 10 to 15 minutes: Kneeling.
  • 10 to 15 minutes: Sitting.
  • We may try other stances time permitting.

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.

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Basic Traditional Archery – Lesson Plan 4

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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 Four: Working with Arrows

  • 10 to 15 minutes: Warm up the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, back and body. Simple movements to get ready to shoot.

The rest of the session will be used to explore techniques related to loading the arrow on the bow while not looking at the arrow as much as possible.

  • 10 to 15 minutes: Practice dominant hand shooting.
  • 10 to 15 minutes: Practice non-dominant hand.
  • 10 to 20 minutes: Holding the arrows with the bow; we may also explore the use of different quivers.

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.

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Basic Traditional Archery – Lesson Plan 3

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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 Three: Focus on Form

  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: Practice non-dominant hand. Both parts of the session will help find a student’s weakness and work on correcting form.
    1. Feet, knees, hips, shoulders, elbow, look, point, concentrate, anchor point
  4. 10 to 20 minutes: Practice with pointers. Delve deeper into focusing, concentrating, and clearing the mind.

This session will be tailored to the students’ specific needs while providing time to practice and reinforce skills learned over the last two weeks.

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.

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Basic Traditional Archery – Lesson Plan 2

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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 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.

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Basic Traditional Archery – Lesson Plan 1

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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.

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Lincoln City Archery Offers Beginning Traditional Archery Class

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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.

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ASL Interpreter and LGBTQI Author Drue M. Scott Will Sign Books at Lincoln City Archery (Press Release)

Drue M Scott author of "The Monster in Blackwood Forest"

Lincoln City, OR (May 13, 2021) – From May 29 to 31, 2021, Lincoln City Archery will host author Drue M. Scott, whose new release is the third in the Mortal Choice series set in the fictional town of Blackwood Forest, Oregon. Scott’s Mortal Choice series has found resonance within the Deaf community for its heroine Jinx, who is a werewolf and happens to be deaf. Her best friend Christian is gay.

Originally, Scott had intended to explore what happens when a Deaf girl changes into a werewolf, and how that change would affect her hearing. He was also interested in exploring the dynamic between the werewolf and her gay best friend, who doesn’t know she’s a lycanthrope. The story follows more than the two characters Scott had envisioned in its first phases, and Oregon plays its own role.

“I love the Pacific Northwest: the smells, the sights, the mountains and rivers, and the ability to drive a short amount of time and be in the wilderness. I wanted a place far enough removed from the hustle of city life but still attached enough to be open-minded, mostly. A place that could easily harbor some close-mindedness but not be without hope for making the world better,” said Scott. “I really wanted my fictional town to be cool, damp, beautiful, and not too far from the rocky coast of the Pacific; Oregon was the perfect place to create Blackwood Forest.”

The Mortal Choice series has been called cinematic in scope and, with its werewolves and fairies, it compares favorably to “Twilight.” Those who are looking for a new twist on old themes will definitely enjoy Scott’s stories.

“This series is unique because it takes some of the typical mythologies of supernatural beings and beasts and looks at them through a different lens,” said Scott. “The Mortal Choice series takes place in a rich environment full of things the reader will find familiar, but done in a fresh new way.”

Scott will be at Lincoln City Archery on May 29 from 4pm to 7pm, when he will give a talk on “Inclusivity in Fiction” in the evening. On May 30, he will be available to sign books from noon to 4pm, and on May 31, he will be in town to sign books from 11am to 1pm. Hours may be expanded due to popularity.