If members would like coaching on a particular issue there is a laminated list on the club noticeboard for you to leave your coaching request on. One of the club coaches will then arrange a suitable session with you. Sessions would normally last for about 15 minutes to allow shooting time for all involved.
Newly completed your first three months ? Considering buying your first equipment ? The coaches can help preparing you for this step and have developed an Archery Equipment Details form, which will assist. Please discuss with the coaches anything that is unclear. World Archery also have some advice which can be found here.
We have uploaded a basic aide-memoire of some of the things to remember as an archer these will have been covered by the coaches in your beginners course, but if you are unclear about any of the contents, just ask…
Beginners Recurve diagrams and warm up guides Courtesy of Jessica Emmett Illustrations
There are a number of helpful videos produced by ArcheryGB on You Tube – whilst these are designed for coaches and are a few years old, they are still worth looking at.
01 Archery GB how to coach Overview
02 Archery GB how to coach Set Up
03 Archery GB how to coach Draw & Alignment
04 Archery GB how to coach Full Draw Position
05 Archery GB how to coach Execution
06 Archery GB how to coach Skill Acquisition
07 Archery GB how to coach Strength & Conditioning
08 Archery GB how to coach Disability Archery
- There is also a useful video produced by Merlin Archery on how to set up a Recurve Bow and it’s components – a number of alternative videos are available but this one is pretty thorough.
For our Longbow Archers, there is new advice on aiming produced by Archery GB and available below:
Ledbury Archery Club now have two qualified Level 1 coaches in the club and with a club membership approaching 50 there is still an ongoing need for more folk to train as coaches. This is an interesting and fulfilling route to take in your archery career if you are considering this. The training is completed over three day long sessions spread over three months. If you feel that this could be for you please talk with Katie or Pete.