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Archery-4th Edition

Archery-4th Edition


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    Master the skills, techniques, and strategies in order to shoot accurately, consistently, and safely. Archery: Steps to Success is packed with progressive instruction and accompanying full-color photos. This one-of-a-kind resource contains exercises for each phase of the shot—stance, draw, aim, release, and follow-through—for both recurve and compound bows.

    Archery: Steps to Success covers these aspects:

    • Selection, fitting, tuning, and upgrading equipment
    • Assessing, refining, and perfecting shooting form
    • Compensating for common weather conditions such as rain and wind
    • Technical and mental exercises for improved accuracy
    • Preparing, practicing, and planning for competition
    • Bow hunting strategies for judging distance and shooting on uneven terrain
    • Traditional archery for those wanting to use simple equipment rather than the latest technology

    By practicing the 93 exercises and using the Steps to Success scoring system to track your progress, you’ll learn at your own pace and develop consistent technique and shot patterns in no time.

    Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced competitor or bow hunter, this manual will help you hit your mark. As part of the popular Steps to Success Sports series—with more than 2 million copies sold—Archery Steps to Success hits the bull’s-eye when it comes to comprehensive archery instruction.

    Table of Contents

    Climbing the Steps to Archery Success
    The Sport of Archery
    Step 1 Fitting Equipment
    Step 2 Shooting Safely
    Step 3 Shooting With Good Form
    Step 4 Refining Technique
    Step 5 Aiming and Sighting
    Step 6 Anchoring and Releasing
    Step 7 Analyzing Performance
    Step 8 Upgrading, Tuning, and Maintaining Equipment
    Step 9 Sharpening Mental Skills
    Step 10 Competing in Target Archery
    Step 11 Bowhunting
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    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available at http://www.humankinetics.com/ArcheryStepsToSuccess/.

    Includes lecture topics, physical activities, student assignments in both a 20-session and 32-session framework, introductory notes, key points of technique, common errors and solutions, teaching modifications, and skill application, and additional resources such as Web sites, books, DVDs, and videos. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank and short answer format, and student evaluation guidelines.