Due to COVID-19 and the associated restrictions, all “Introduction to Archery” courses have been put on hold indefinitely, until public health advice once again allows for close contact between participants.
If you are interested in signing up for our courses in the meantime please email us with the subject “Beginners Waiting List – [Your Name]” at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your preferred contact email and phone number.
For more information on archery, you can use the resources on the site and our Facebook page where we provide links to helpful videos on training during this period.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to meeting you in the future.
Join An Introduction To Archery Course
A beginners’ archery course is available for people of all ages and abilities. The courses are held regularly throughout the year for a period of six weeks and only cost €65.
The course is taught by Archery Ireland accredited coaches. Emphasis is placed on providing beginners with a solid foundation in the basic techniques of archery which will help them progress to be a competent archer.
All safety and training equipment is supplied by the club for the duration of the training course. After completion of the beginners’ course, advice is readily available for those wishing to pursue the sport further, particularly regarding equipment that is on the market and which might suit you best individually.
Children aged under 12 must be accompanied by an adult also doing the course.
Children must be at least eight years old to do the course.
Children must be brought into the training hall by the responsible adult each week.
The beginners’ course takes place in Old Christian’s RFC from 7:45 – 9:45 pm on Friday evenings.
Week 1 Registration Introduction to archery Safety – First Shoot
Week 2 Introduce the beginner to the correct posture for archery
Week 3 Introduce the beginner to the proper bow grip and string grip and show them how to use the bow stringer
Week 4 Introduce the beginner to the use of bow sights. Introduce the beginner to the concept of raising the bow and drawing to anchor properly
Week 5 Introduce the beginners to the proper form of Release and Follow through
Week 6 Overall review of techniques and an explanation of competition scoring,Quick talk about joining the club and buying