A well-defined shot sequence increases the probability of a consistent outcome
A well-defined shot sequence, consistently followed, increases the probability that you will have a more consistent outcome. As a beginner, just learning the basic step-by-step process of shooting the arrow can be complicated because the intricate details of each step of the shot process are still unfamiliar to you and your focus is on the many details of each step of the shot.
Edited and endorsed by USA Archery, Archery is a comprehensive guide for intermediate to advanced archers and coaches. Contributions from the sport’s elite, including KiSik Lee and Butch Johnson, cover topics such as equipment, techniques for recurve and compound bows, mental and physical training, preparation for tournaments, and competitive strategies.
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If you’re serious about improving accuracy, increasing consistency, and achieving competitive success, Archery is your guide.
Featuring the in-depth instruction, insight, and advice from the world’s top coaches and archers, Archery sets a new standard in resources for those who compete with the recurve or compound bow.
Archery includes a wealth of information on perfecting stance, body alignment, muscle recruitment, and shot sequence. You’ll master the skills and techniques taught at the U.S. Olympic Training Center by legendary coach KiSik Lee. Then you’ll prepare for competition:
Select and properly tune equipment.
Develop a winning shot sequence.
Set up, draw, and complete the shot.
Maximize practice time.
Train physically and mentally for competition.
Develop a successful tournament strategy.
Developed by USA Archery, Archery is an invaluable resource you’ll refer to again and again.
Chapter 1 Becoming a Competitive Archer
Chapter 2 Equipment and Tuning Tips
Chapter 3 Developing the Athlete’s Shot Sequence
Chapter 4 Recurve Shooting: Setting Up
Chapter 5 Recurve Shooting: Drawing the Shot
Chapter 6 Recurve Shooting: Completing the Shot
Chapter 7 Compound Shooting: Setting Up and Completing the Shot
Chapter 8 Making Practice More Effective
Chapter 9 Nutrition and Physical Training for Archers
Chapter 10 Mental Training for Archers
Chapter 11 Planning to Win
Chapter 12 Preparing and Peaking for Competition
Chapter 13 Developing Young Archers
Chapter 14 Developing an Athlete’s Support Team
Robby K. Beyer
USA Archery (USAA) is the national governing body for the sport of archery in the United States. It is also a member association of World Archery, the international governing body for archery as recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The mission of USA Archery is to provide the necessary resources for fostering athletes’ participation, competition, and training in the sport.
USAA facilitates target archery competition in the United States, sanctioning hundreds of local, state, regional, and national events each year. The organization also facilitates Junior Olympic archery development and other grassroots archery programs across the United States. USA Archery oversees the selection and training of archers for international events such as the Archery World Cup; World Archery Championships; World Archery Para Championships; and the Pan Am, Parapan Am, Paralympic, and Olympic Games.
USA Archery is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.