Hope me find an archery coach?
June 20, 2012 1:58 AM Subscribe
How does one find an archery coach?
posted by xyzzy to sports, hobbies, & recreation (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I live in CNY, near Syracuse. I've done a bunch of searching and I've found archery ranges (usually attached to gun ranges and/or affiliated with hunting clubs) and places to buy bows that will help you fit a bow, but no actual instruction or coaching so far. Listings at the national archery associations didn't turn up much for my region that seemed appropriate.
I'm only interested in target shooting and would probably feel uncomfortable in environments devoted to hunting. You can rent bows at one of the local parks, but I'm fairly certain that my 2 weeks of instruction in middle school in the late 80's would not serve me well. I'm envisioning accidental dry loosing or some other awfulness that would harm me, the bow, or random passersby. :)
Ideally I would like to learn how to select and care for a bow, use it safely, and entertain myself with hours of shooting targets not made of pixels surrounded by crosshairs centered on glowing screens.
If I can't find a coach, is there another option?