Are you ready to fall in love with archery? Whether you’re new to the sport or you want to step up to competition, you’ll find many exciting opportunities in your community this autumn.
Archery is a great way to stay active throughout fall and winter, even in the harshest weather. Indoor ranges, for example, provide year-round shooting in a climate-controlled environment. Let’s discuss some organized events you’ll find in your area.
Archery leagues are a fun, social way to get into competitive shooting. These are basically weekly shoots hosted by archery shops or clubs. You’ll shoot with the same people each week, which makes it a social event that can expand your circle of friends. Most leagues run at least three months and, at the end, the most consistent shooters win. Start looking for fall/winter leagues soon because you need to sign up in advance.
If you’re a competitive person or you just like to test your archery skills, consider entering organized competitions. Even though it’s already autumn and getting cooler daily, you can still enjoy archery in a T-shirt by entering indoor competitions in target archery and 3-D competitions. These casual events are held throughout fall and winter, and they’re an excellent entry into competitive shooting.
Take a Class
Want to step up your game? Training with an instructor is the best way to shoot more accurately and learn more about archery. Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or a novice who doesn’t own a bow, you’ll improve by taking lessons. Just call or visit an archery store to schedule a time. You can take a private lesson, group lesson or enroll in one of your area’s many archery programs.
Join a Program
Archery programs for adults and youths bring shooting tips and instruction into group settings. You’ll save money, which you can later spend on gear, and you’ll make new friends along the way. Some examples of helpful programs are Explore Archery, Junior Olympic Archery Development, Scholastic 3-D Archery, Adult Archery Achievement, National Archery in Schools Program, and Olympic Archery in Schools.
Attend an Event
Events such as birthday parties, ladies’ night and date night at the range are great ways to try archery. Archery shops host these events to bring new people into the sport and offer customers fun, arrow-flinging nights at the range. It’s an excellent low-cost opportunity to try archery in a relaxed environment. These friendly events are also social, so you’ll meet new shooting buddies while learning a lifelong sport.
Where can you try these fall events? Visit your local pro shop, the hub for all things archery in your community. These stores host classes, events, leagues and tournaments, and make sure you’re outfitted with equipment that helps you perform your best. To find an archery store in your area click here.