Archery involves a fascinating group of sports for people of all ages. The fundamentals are simple. The requirements are few. A new archer can be shooting fairly well within a short time, if he or she has the benefit of a planned approach to developing the basics of form.
The lessons outlined in this section of the 4-H Shooting Sports Guide cover the basics of archery. They present the beginning archer with a broad, sound foundation for learning the discipline and enjoying archery over a lifetime. Many approaches have been used to teach archery. Some are effective; others interfere with learning. The approach in these lessons has proven successful with young people and adults across the country. The lessons are my own, but no lesson plan springs from a vacuum.