Ideal for beginning to intermediate archers, Archery: Steps to Success details the skills, techniques, and strategies for shooting safely, accurately, and consistently. The Steps to Success format, complete with full-color photos, drills, and assessment exercises, allows casual archers, competitors, and bow hunters to progress at their own pace.
Master the skills, techniques, and strategies in order to shoot accurately, consistently, and safely. Archery: Steps to Success is packed with progressive instruction and accompanying full-color photos. This one-of-a-kind resource contains exercises for each phase of the shot—stance, draw, aim, release, and follow-through—for both recurve and compound bows.
Archery: Steps to Success covers these aspects:
Selection, fitting, tuning, and upgrading equipment
Assessing, refining, and perfecting shooting form
Compensating for common weather conditions such as rain and wind
Technical and mental exercises for improved accuracy
Preparing, practicing, and planning for competition
Bow hunting strategies for judging distance and shooting on uneven terrain
Traditional archery for those wanting to use simple equipment rather than the latest technology
By practicing the 93 exercises and using the Steps to Success scoring system to track your progress, you’ll learn at your own pace and develop consistent technique and shot patterns in no time.
Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced competitor or bow hunter, this manual will help you hit your mark. As part of the popular Steps to Success Sports series—with more than 2 million copies sold—Archery Steps to Success hits the bull’s-eye when it comes to comprehensive archery instruction.
Climbing the Steps to Archery Success
The Sport of Archery
Step 1 Fitting Equipment
Step 2 Shooting Safely
Step 3 Shooting With Good Form
Step 4 Refining Technique
Step 5 Aiming and Sighting
Step 6 Anchoring and Releasing
Step 7 Analyzing Performance
Step 8 Upgrading, Tuning, and Maintaining Equipment
Step 9 Sharpening Mental Skills
Step 10 Competing in Target Archery
Step 11 Bowhunting
About the Authors
Kathleen Haywood, PhD, is an associate dean and professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. The lead author on the previous editions of Archery: Steps to Success, she is a former competitor who has taught archery at several universities, both for the general student body and for teacher preparation students. Haywood has a background in motor learning and motor development, which lends itself to implementing instructional models for participants of all ages. She resides in St. Charles, Missouri.
Catherine Lewis was the coauthor on the previous editions of Archery: Steps to Success. She is a former competitor who has taught archery to people of all ages, especially children in both school and camp settings. She is currently a physical education teacher in the Riverview Gardens School District in St. Louis County, Missouri. She resides in St. Peters, Missouri.
"Novice and seasoned archers will benefit from reading and rereading Archery: Steps to Success. With all the new archers coming into the ranges, Kathleen’s book is a must-read for everyone."
Arlyne Rhode-- Owner and Editor, The US and International Archer Magazine