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There is an Archery Class this Friday!

April 16, 2019


Hey FC Archers,

* Remember that this Friday’s archery classes are at 9-10am (youth archers) & 10-11am (adult archers). Hopefully, this will better accommodate those that will be attending evening church services for Good Friday.

For the last few weeks, we have been working on Blind Bale Shooting. Here is a little bit more information about the practice and its purposes of developing good archery form.

Blind Bale Shooting 

More often than not, shooting inaccuracies stem from human error rather than equipment error. A shooter can encounter a variety of issues that negatively impact their shot, such as stance, muscle balance, and anchor point, and these can be especially prevalent when a shooter is experiencing target panic. Pumping adrenaline and nerves will only increase the inaccuracies in your shot. Enter blind bale shooting.

In blind bale shooting, you shoot at a target with your eyes closed. Yes, you read that right. Shoot with your eyes closed.  Since your eyes are closed, you’ll want to stand close to the target so that you don’t miss. The purpose of it is to build muscle memory, so in pressure situations when your brain is panicking and screaming for help, your muscles can go through a specific and consistent shot sequence. Taking the mental aspect out of your practice allows you to only focus solely on and perfect your physical form.

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