Please see these tips about returning to Archery
1) Please read the guidelines for Archers returning to archery. 
This should give you a good idea of what to expect at BAC , but we will have our own, club specific guidelines for you to read as well.

2) If you've not done so for a while, then put your bow together. Check and wax the string, check everything is tight and looks good to go. Check arrows are fetched etc. And you are ready to shoot. Don't be tempted to shoot it just yet though, please!

3) Practice holding the bow. With everything attached just hold the bow in shooting position (without pulling back the string). If this is too difficult to start, then take stabilisers/sights off to begin. Try holding it for 10 secs then rest for 10secs. X10 repetitions. Doing this every day for 2 weeks will make a big difference.

4) Reversals: WITHOUT loading an arrow, practice drawing, holding for 10secs then slowly returning the string. Rest 10secs and repeat. DO NOT release, you can damage your bow/scare yourself stupid. 
This can be done without stabilisers/sights to start with. As you get stronger increase length of time holding (and recovering).

Don't overdo these exercises. Warm up before starting. DON'T LOAD OR SHOOT ARROWS. Doing this regularly for the next couple of weeks will make your return much more pleasant. You can assemble your bow and leave it strung for short periods of time (I find this encourages me to practice) but don't store resting on its tip or where people can muck around with it.
Upcoming Beginner Courses
Are you interested in learning archery? 
Our next Taster session will be on Saturday 21st March 2020 

The 90-minute taster session will cost £10 however all equipment will be provided. 

The course is run by qualified Archery instructors and will take you through all the steps needed to get into the hobby and to allow you to see if this is a hobby you wish to take further
If this is the case the beginners course is for you. 
If you would like to join any of these courses or would like any information about them, please contact 
*We are unable to take children under the age of 10 on our taster sessions or beginners courses.
Christmas 2019
The final shoot of 2019 was our annual Christmas event.

This involved us splitting into teams and taking part in different challenges.
These ranged from hitting Christmas cards with sealed point values to Shoot the Reindeer earning points for hitting the nose and bells.

We also had prizes for the best decorated bow as seen in the picture.
Much admiration was held for Cor who came in authentic wooden clogs and Santa outfit.
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