Master all of the archery skills essential to shooting straight and true. Archery: Steps to Success provides in-depth, progressive instruction with accompanying illustrations for each phase of the shot—sighting and aiming, shooting form, and anchoring—for all forms of archery.
Build a solid skill base; learn the details of choosing, fitting, and tuning equipment; and then refine your technique and sharpen your mental skills. By practicing the 91 drills and using the scoring systems to gauge your progress, you’ll develop consistent technique and shot patterns in no time.
Whatever the target, this manual will help you hit the mark. As part of the popular Steps to Success Series (more than 1.5 million copies sold!), Archery: Steps to Success hits the bull’s-eye when it comes to expert instruction on the sport.
Step 1. Fitting Equipment
Step 2. Shooting Safely
Step 3. Shooting With Good Form
Step 4. Sighting and Aiming
Step 5. Anchoring
Step 6. Refining Technique
Step 7. Improving Accuracy With Arrow Patterns
Step 8. Adding Accessories to Increase Accuracy
Step 9. Tuning, Upgrading, and Maintaining Equipment
Step 10. Sharpening Mental Skills
Step 11. Competing
Step 12. Bowhunting
Kathleen Haywood is a National Archery Association-certified instructor who has taught archery at three universities. The eight-time Missouri state archery champion, now retired from competition, is a former member of the Professional Archers Association (PAA) and the National Field Archery Association (NFAA). Dr. Haywood is the associate dean for graduate education in the College of Education at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. She earned her PhD in motor behavior from the University of Illinois in 1976.
Catherine Lewis is an elementary physical educator at Moline Elementary School in the Riverview-Gardens School District of St. Louis County, Missouri. A former member of the PAA and NFAA, Lewis enjoyed a successful career in archery competition and has more than 20 years of experience in archery instruction. She has taught archery in the professional preparation program at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and to youth in school, scouting, and camp programs. She earned her master's degree from the University of Missouri at St. Louis in 1986 and is now writing her doctoral dissertation.
"A fine book teaching the essentials of archery, Archery: Steps to Success provides well-rounded instruction in choosing archery equipment, shooting form, aiming, and archery technique. I would recommend it to anyone interested in becoming an archer and for experienced target shooters looking for solid tips on improving scores."
Mike Strandlund Editor, Bowhunting World magazine
"The most complete instructional book on the market. All the details and steps to perfect shots make it an excellent teaching tool. This outstanding book will help the student reach the level of proficiency desired."
Arlyne Rhode President, U.S. & International Archer magazine