Life, Liberty, and Pursuit Of The Bullseye  – 5 Reasons You and Your Kids Should Try Archery 


So you want get your kids into archery? It is absolutely a worth while endeavor to expose anyone and everyone to one of the oldest olympic sports. Archery actually appears in the world competition in Paris during the second Olympic Games. But that’s not why we are here. 

Here is a few reasons you should expose you and your kids to the 116 year old Olympic sport.

1. Archery is a life sport. You have the ability to compete from a very young age well into your post retirement years. Equipment can be modified to allow an archer to be succeful at any stage in life despite physical limitations.

2. Archery liberates you from stress. How do you ask?  Well life at full draw requires an archer to shut  his/her brain from outside motivators in order to execute the the shot. 

3. Archery  teaches kids and adults how to concentrate on an individual task while putting all the finite details together of making an well executed shot. Like shooting a free throw, pitching a baseball, or snatching ones body weight in weightlifting, it requires many things to be done correctly in order to hit your mark. 

4. Archery is relatively inexpensive  to start. Arrows aren’t like bullets in other shooting sports where every shot is money lost. While we advocate all shooting sports and hunting efforts, every time you retrieve your arrows it’s money saved. 

5. You’re cooler if you know how to shoot a bow. You’re even more cool if you can hit what you aim at 😉

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Fitness -> Bowhunting ->Work

I have had the opportunity to work with some great athletes over my years coaching basketball, track, baseball, crossfit, olympic weightlifting, and now archery. Subsequently it wasn’t until I started weightlifting did I realize I missed archery so much. That’s a topic for another day. 

In each and every athletic discipline, one very specific detail holds true in order to improve. You. Must. Do. Work. 

If your fitness goal is a 500# dead lift, average a double double in basketball, shoot a Boome and Crocket whitetail, or win a national title in archery…all require work. Work now. Work tomorrow. Work yesterday. 

Eveyone wants to find their niche in life, not everyone wants to put in the work. 

~Coach Frank