Traditional, Target, Field, and 3D Equipment Setups
In archery each setup is unique and suited to a particular type of competition. Four commonly used setups are traditional, target, field, and 3D. Traditional archers use the bare minimum of equipment (figure 3.6). The traditional archer prefers to shoot barebow because it lacks any sights or accessories.
The number one rule about arriving at a competition is to arrive early so you don’t have to rush. Sign in with the tournament director, find out your lane assignment (where you will be shooting), and review any rules you might have questions about.
Stay on target with all the essential information needed to learn recurve, compound, or traditional shooting. Get step-by-step instructions on aiming, shooting, tuning equipment, and maintaining equipment. Also includes information on target and field archery competitions.
Archery is one of the hottest sports out there, and there's no better introduction to the sport than Archery Fundamentals, Second Edition.
Inside are all of the essentials you need to succeed and get on target. From stringing your bow to learning basic shooting technique, instructions and accompanying photographs will guide you through every step of the shot.
You'll also find insider tips for choosing, adjusting, and maintaining archery equipment as well as recommendations for using accessories to improve your accuracy. You'll discover how to correct errors and fine-tune your approach. And, if you want to compete, you'll appreciate our how-tos for trying archery tournaments.
Archery Fundamentals is a better, faster, and safer way to learn the basics. With this book, you'll have as much fun learning the art of shooting as you'll have hitting your target!
Teresa Johnson received USA Archery’s 2010 Developmental Coach of the Year Award and has coached recreational and competitive youth and adult archers since 2007. She is a level 4 National Training System (NTS)-certified archery coach and level 3 NTS coach trainer. Johnson has shot compound and recurve bows for over 10 years.
Johnson specializes in public relations. Combining her love of archery with her passion for communications in her daily work, she served as the press attaché for the U.S. archery team at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She also was project coordinator for Archery (Human Kinetics, 2013), edited by USA Archery.
Johnson resides in Connecticut with her husband, Butch, a five-time Olympian and Olympic gold medalist in archery.