So – You want to be a better archer???

We all want to shoot better – right? We don’t spend our time at the club just flinging arrows in the hope that we will get worse or stay at the same level. We want those scores and badges and medals. We want that feeling that shooting a truly great shot brings.

Whether it’s a 1000 FITA Star or a regular 1350 score we all strive for the same goal. We want to be better than we are.

If you are happy with your own shooting – and I mean TRULY happy with everything you do – then these articles are probably not for you. If, however, you want to improve your shooting then read on.

Good Shooting

Andy

Firstly, I have to say that the story about the Lincoln Memorial is something I found whilst trawling the web. It’s a true story apparently.

Hopefully you have read the previous articles on goal setting and are now on the path to success, at whatever level you desire.
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Archery, like anything else we do, takes time. And the better we want to get at something – the more time it takes out of our already busy lives!
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Hi again. The next article in the goal setting trilogy is about determining what it is you want to achieve and defining the methods you will use to make your dreams a reality. Have a read and let me know what you think. If you havent read the first article then now is probably a good time to...

In the first in a series of three articles I hope to dispel some of the myths surrounding Goal Setting and give you, gentle reader, more of an understanding of what Goal Setting is, how to go about it and what benefits it can bring to your shooting.
Bear in mind, you don’t need to be a...

You should use this form to outline your practice objectives for the session. There is no need to write a book – just note down exactly what you want to practice, how you are going to determine whether you have achieved your goals and what you want to carry forward to the next session. You...

In the first part of this article I talked about the differences between practicing and just shooting arrows. How focused practice was more effective than just pinging arrows down the range day after day. In the second part I discussed prioritizing areas for improvement. In this instalment, I...

 In this, the second part of the series on practicing, we will look at how to prioritise your practice and ensure that the time you have available to shoot is used in an efficient and productive manner. It will help you to figure out just what is the ONE thing that you can do that will...

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