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6 Top Archery Tips For Beginners

Wednesday, 17th October 2018

BPF is more than just a paintball centre. It’s the no.1 activity centre in Yorkshire, and we also offer several exciting activities, including archery. Hitting the bullseye is not easy. These 6 top archery tips for beginners will help you hit the bullseye every time and get one step closer to becoming a master archer.

1. Perfect your Stance

Start by getting the perfect stance. Stand with your feet parallel to each other, shoulder-width apart, and perpendicular (at a 90-degree angle) to the target.

2. Relaxed Bow Grip

When holding the bow, keep your grip relaxed and don’t hold it too tightly. Be calm when holding the bow to maintain accuracy, as holding the bow too tightly will affect accuracy.

3. Solid Anchor Point

The anchor point is a point that is touched by the drawing hand when the bow is fully drawn and ready to shoot. Having a solid anchor point will ensure a perfectly executed shot every time. An archer’s anchor point is wherever it feels comfortable to the individual, but it is usually on the archer’s mouth, chin, or nose. You need to have a consistent anchor point by putting the drawing hand in the same place every time before you shoot to ensure accuracy with every shot.

4. Focus, Concentrate, and Relax

Archery requires immense focus and concentration. Select the specific area of the target you want to hit and focus on hitting that target. Relax and stay calm by taking a deep breath and letting it out slowly before releasing the bowstring. This will help you to calm your nerves and maintain your focus to hit the target.

5. Follow Through with the Shot

When you release the string, simply let the string slip through your fingers. And once you’ve fired your shot, you need to follow through with it. Don’t pull the bow away once you’ve fired the shot, as your timing could pull the shot off its target. Hold your concentration and keep your aim till the arrow hits the target. This means holding your body position after you release the string – keep your bow arm raised, hold your anchor point, and keep aiming at the target. Keep everything still to allow the arrow to fly as straight as possible.

6. Practice

As with everything that takes skill to perfect, practice makes perfect. The more you practise archery, the closer you will get to becoming a master archer.

Follow these 6 top archery tips for beginners. Get the perfect stance, keep a relaxed bow grip, maintain a solid anchor point, focus and relax, follow through with the shot, and practise, practise, practise. So call us on 01302 868841 to book a game of archery, and by applying these tips, you’ll be one step closer to hitting the bullseye every time.

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