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Beginners Course

The Loreburn Archers Beginners’ Course is a 6 week coaching programme, which has become very popular over the years. Due to limited capacity, completing this course is the only way for you to become a member of the club (unless you have previously been a shooting member of another club). The course is very friendly and you will meet new people with a similar interest in the sport. Loreburn Archers prides itself in having had past and present members become top Scottish, British and even Olympic champion.

The minimum age for the club is 12 years old and all junior archers (up to the age of 17) must be supervised by a parent or guardian when attending the club. Archery can be a very dangerous sport, so we ask that everyone in the hall demonstrates appropriate behaviour at all times. Specific archery etiquette will be taught as part of the beginner’s course.

The course will run for 6 consecutive weeks. The first night will be a fun, introduction to the club and the sport. This will be followed by 5 weeks group coaching, where we will break down the technique of shooting into understandable bitesize chunks. We will also teach you about all the equipment used and how to set up and take down your bow correctly and safely.

Once the course is complete, if there are spaces available, you will be invited to join. The Club fees are broken down into two sections (Club Fees and Archery GB fees). Your archery GB fees are your affiliation to the governing body and your insurance to shoot, these fees would be due at the end of the course. The fees are set at the AGM (August) each year.

2019 Beginners Course

Dates
TBC

Time
TBC

Location
David Keswick Center

Course Cost
Adult – £TBC
Junior (under 17) – £TBC

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Register your Interest for the our Beginners Course

Please remember that the minimum age for the course is 12 years old.
 

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Night 1

  • Introduction to the members
  • About Loreburn Archers
  • Range Safety
  • Brief overview of the equipment
  • Brief demonstration
  • Split into Groups
  • Set up with equipment to shoot
  • Shooting
  • Debrief
  • Outline of the course to follow

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Night 2

  • Re-introduction
  • Range Safety
  • Split into Two Groups

Group 1 – Technical Demonstration
We will split into two groups where the first group will be taken through to the canteen for roughly 30 minutes, where you will be taught:

– Stance
– Loading the bow
– Preparing to shoot

Group 2 – Group Coaching
The second group will stay in the hall and shoot, swapping with group 1 after roughly 30 minutes.

  • Debrief

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Night 3

  • Range Safety
  • Split into Two Groups
  • Overview of Night 2

Group 1 – Technical Demonstration
We will start to talk a little bit more about the equipment used, different types of bows, what the archer needs and equipment used on the range. We will discuss how you got on the week before and add in two new elements:

– Drawing the Bow
– Anchoring

Group 2 – Group Coaching
The second group will stay in the hall and shoot, swapping with group 1 after roughly 30 minutes.

  • Debrief

 

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Night 4

  • Split into Two Groups
  • Overview of Night 3

Group 1 – Bow set up and Technical
The group will split into smaller teams and will be given a fully dismantled kit. You will be shown how to build and dismantle the bow safely. We will discuss how you got on the previous weeks and add in the last element:

– Release

Group 2 – Group Coaching
The second group will stay in the hall and shoot, swapping with group 1 after roughly 30 minutes.

  • Putting Equipment away
  • Debrief

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Night 5

  • Set up equipment
  • Split into Two Groups

Group 1 – Technical and Demonstration
We will summarise the 6 elements you have been taught over the past 4 weeks, working to show you how to bring them all together. We will also give a little time for any questions that you may have.

Group 2 – Group Coaching
The second group will stay in the hall and shoot, swapping with group 1 after roughly 30 minutes.

  • In depth demonstration
  • Putting Equipment away
  • Debrief

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Night 6 – Final night

  • Set up equipment
  • Split into Teams
  • Fun Night
  • Putting Equipment away
  • Prize Giving
  • Debrief
  • Moving forward