The beginner training programme has been designed to lead into the International Field Archery Association (IFAA) system. The IFAA is one of the larger international archery federations. It is generally focused more on recreational archery and caters for a large variety of bow styles in multiple competition formats. For more info on the IFAA check out their website.
We focus on the recurve bow disciplines during the beginner programme. Recurve techniques lay a solid foundation for any of the other bow styles.
This training programme and syllabus will be applied to all beginner classes and private sessions.
The beginner training consists of six modules. Every month will be a new module. Modules can be repeated if necessary to ensure the concept is fully grasped and applied effectively. Modules are as follows:
Positional Form & Technique
Traditional & Bowhunter Techniques (Gap Shooting, String Alignment & Instinctive Shooting)
Stabilisation & Finger Slings
Bare-bow Technique (String Walking, String Alignment)
Freestyle Technique (Sights)
Archery Gear (Selecting the right gear for you and your shooting style)
Range Protocol & Safety Procedures
IFAA Shooting Categories
IFAA Formats (Field, 3D, Indoor) - Intermediate
Introduction of new concepts & techniques for the module.
Challenge/Task - Apply the new concepts and techniques.
Learn how to score.
Practice new concepts & techniques at your current qualifying distance.
Extra challenge or extra practice.
Official Qualifying session. Scoring rounds.
(Note: Missed classes may need to be caught up in private sessions or modules may need to be repeated.)
Class task (as above)
Archers will only graduate from the beginner programme when:
The concepts and techniques of ALL six modules are understood and can be applied effectively.
The archer can score effectively and accurately.
Safety procedures & protocol is understood and applied correctly.
Performance requirements are achieved.
Basic terminology and other theory is understood.