PRA Archery Instruction Programs
Classes are Saturday mornings 9:00AM to 11:00AM (be at the range by 8:30 AM to sign in and pick up equipment)
The Basic Archery Instruction Program is designed for archers who have participated in the PRA archery program for at least five Saturday morning general sessions and who wish to develop their archery skills through small group instruction. This seven meeting, sequential program is focused on developing archery shooting form and skills. Because this is a sequential program, student archers will be asked to make a commitment to attend all seven weekly meetings. The cost of the BAIP program is $70 for 7 meetings.
- Review Basic shooting form and safety rules from beginner session
- Introduce the B.E.S.T. Method Shooting Form
- Introduce the 12 steps of the B.E.S.T. Method Archery Shooting Form
- Learn: Steps 1,2, & 3
3. Hand Placement and Confirmation
- Review B.E.S.T. Method shooting form - steps of Week One
- Learn: Steps 4,5, & 6
- Review Steps 1 through 6
- Learn: Steps 7,8, & 9
8.Transfer/Loading and Holding
9.Aiming and Expansion
- Review Steps from Week Three - Steps 7, 8 & 9
- Learn: steps 10, 11 & 12
12.Relaxation and Feedback
- Review Steps from Week Four - steps 10, 11 & 12
- Shoot at a blank bale to practice form
- Review natural point of aim and adjust as needed.
- Shoot longer distances, up to 40 yards.
- Explain basic FITA rules and competition
- Show Scoring on FITA 10 ring target
- Visit an archery pro shop and purchase your own archery equipment
- Note: Bow will be shot with a sight
- Review all the Steps
- Explain the basic NFAA Field Archery rules and competition.
- Take final exam.
At the end of the seven-week Basic Archery Instruction Program, the archer should:
- Know and follow basic safety guidelines as proper handling of equipment, shooting line conduct, target conduct, and equipment condition.
- Know the Biomechanically Efficient Shooting Technique (BEST) method of archery shooting form.
- Know the parts of the bow and arrow.
- Understand draw length and draw weight concepts.
- Be familiar with the purpose and proper use of such accessories as finger tabs, sights and stabilizers.
- Be offered a membership opportunity with Pasadena Roving Archers
- Be prepared to purchase their own archery equipment.
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