On this page Foresters coach and experienced archer Alan Zenthon will share his advice, tips and guidance – with information ranging from basic information for people looking to get into the sport all the way through to advanced techniques and information for the more advanced archer.
Costs – In this attachment Alan outlines the prices for equipment that people looking to get into the sport can expect – this page includes prices for Recurve, Compound and Longbows.
Safety – In this attachment you will find guidance on safe conduct whilst shooting.
Shooting Safety Rules – This attachment contains guidance on outdoors shooting rules – This attachment is courtesy of Melton Mowbray Archery Club.
Glossary of terms – If you are new to the sport or simply interested in giving it a try this page is essential in helping you to understand the language of the archer.
A Reference Guide for Recurve Archers – This attachment is a great to everything in the world of the recurve archer – with guidance on bow setup, training techniques, bow tuning.
Equipment Checklist – A simple checklist to help keep track of your kit.
Draw Force Lines and the Compound Bow – This article helps you to determine the Archers natural draw length through the use of the correct Draw Force Line.
Compound Bow Wheel Synchronisation – this is a tuning guide for compound bows explaining how to the synch the cam wheels.
Longbows – An area close to Alan’s heart.
Longbow Anecdotes – A few stories from Alan’s years as a Longbowman.
The Romance of the Longbow – A bit of history of one of the weapons of war that made England a power to be reckoned with for hundreds of years.
Longbow for Schools – A series of Longbow related lessons for teachers to use.
Coaching Longbows – Alan’s tips on how to cope an Archer to shoot a longbow successfully.
Tuning Lowbows– Alan’s tips for tuning a longbow for better performance.
Training Techniques and Tips
The front bow arm in archery – In this article Alan sets out the importance of the front bow arm, its positioning and the pressure point in the bow hand.
Centring – This is a method of concentration, or a way of removing the conscious from physical activity that will help keep your anxiety in check and have a calming effect on your emotions.
Breath – In this article Alan outlines a variety of breathing exercises that archers can use to try and control tension and find their inner peace.
The Black Box Routine – No this is not a dance routine from the 1980’s, instead it is a really useful mental technique, which if mastered allows you to place your worries and concerns within a mental “black box” – keeping them from introuding on your mind while you are on the line.
The Whole Thing – In this article Alan outlines the key elements that an archer needs to develop to achieve their potential.
How Adults Learn – Alan’s tips and guidance on how to explain new concepts and ideas to adults.
Feeling your body – In this article Alan explains how the various parts of the body should be to help your shooting.
Sipur – This is an arrow guide, either on the bow hand or more usually on the bow. It allows a shorter arrow to be shot.