We regularly hold Beginners' Courses, both indoors at Casterton College Rutland and outdoors at Greetham Valley. These courses are run by our highly experienced and qualified team of coaches with the support of other club members, as needed. All of the coaches have been vetted by Archery GB and are DBS certificated.
Indoor courses consist of 6 1½ hour sessions on a Monday evening from 19.30 to 21.00. Outdoor courses are held on Saturdays from 10.00 to 16.00.
Dates of Courses 2018-19
15th January - 26th February 2018, break on 12th February for half term (Indoors)
14th & 21st April 2018 (Outdoors)
1st & 8th September 2018 (Outdoors)
14th January - 25th February 2019, break on 18th February for half term (Indoors)
6th & 13th April 2019 (Outdoors)
Please note dates may change depending on weather and unforseen circumstances.
At the end of the course you will:
- Know and understand the Safety rules and Etiquette of the sport
- Be familiar with the basic equipment used in Target Archery
- Have an understanding of the Organisation of Archery within the United Kingdom and the World
- Know and understand the scoring systems used in Target Archery
- Know and understand the basic shooting rules of Target Archery
- Know and understand the principles of rounds, which are shot in Target Archery
- Have received information on other forms of Archery
- Have knowledge of, and have received advice on, the selection of your personal equipment
- Be able to consistently hit a 60 cm. target at a distance of 12 metres
- Have received a certificate confirming that you have completed a beginner’s course in Target Archery
The Cost? – £55.00 for adults and £30.00 for children (Under 18). All children must also be accompanied by a responsible adult who need not necessarily take part in the course.
All equipment will be provided, free of additional charge for the duration of the course.
Photography? – we are very sorry but no unauthorised photography will be allowed because of current legislation.
What to wear? – loose, baggy clothing is NOT suitable as it will impair your shooting. Long hair should be tied back for safety reasons. Indoors, shoes should be flat and suitable for a sports hall. Outdoors, sturdy footwear is advisable and, as the course will take place whatever the weather, please bring warm, waterproof clothing that you can put on when not shooting.
Should you wish to purchase your own equipment, you are advised not to do so until the end of the course. During the course your coach will be able to assess your individual needs and will be able to advise on the bow type and arrow specification best suited to those needs. If you already have your own equipment please have it checked by your coach to ensure its safety and suitability.
We assure you of a very warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy the archery course.