Infographic: 15 Reasons to Teach Your Kids Archery

If you think that your kid could use a bit of enlightenment, develop self-confidence and discipline, and get some exercise on fresh air, then kid’s archery classes may be perfect for you. For one, to excel in archery he or she needs patience, immense concentration, and a high sense of self-control. Normally, the archer is supposed to relax his/her mind and wait for the right moment before releasing the arrow. With each and every shot, young archers learn to not get emotional anytime they make a bad shot. Instead of attaching their ego to their performance, they learn to analyze the shot, and then learn from before preparing for the next one, without emotion. We have prepared 15 more reasons why you really need to teach your kids Archery.

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1.Archery Is Open to Just Anyone

Archery can be enjoyed by disabled and able-bodied people. Children with the most severe disabilities can easily join and enjoy the sport. In 2012 London Olympics, a world record in archery was set by Im Dong-hyun. He was legally blind.

2. Archery Helps Physical Development

Archers need significant stamina and upper body and core strength to pull bows and keep them steady while aiming. In a competition, average total weight male and female archers pulls is 7.8 and 5.3 ton, while the strongest weightlifter lifts 1.5 ton.

3. Archery Improves Focus

Archers need not only physical strength, but also mental wellness, and young archers get to improve their focus, resilience, and attention skills while practicing archery.

4. Archery Improves Patience

Archery is mostly useful for youngsters as it allows them to learn the many benefits of patience just from the way archery competitions and practices are organized.

5. Archery Improves Self-Confidence

Archery offers great satisfaction in combining both physical and mental traits to good effect. Whatever the final result is, every archer will draw satisfaction to greater or lesser extent, from winning a personal mental battle.

6. Archery Gives a Sense of Accomplishment to Your Child

Not all kids do well with team sports, that’s a fact! But individual sports may give them a place to rise and shine. Being in a position to pull back the string and successfully loose an arrow straight into the target definitely gives a child a great sense of accomplishment.

7. Archery Teaches Goal Setting

Archery offers a perfect goal-setting environment. Young archers often get a chance to set their personal goals as they improve by simply focusing on smaller target rings and increasing distance.

8. Archery Is a Social Sport

Individuals from numerous walks of life can enjoy archery. Virtually every age group is able to practice the sport. It is not uncommon to see 50-year-olds practicing alongside 14-year-olds at a range, conversing and offering help and tips.

9. Archery Teaches Teamwork & Sportsmanship

Archery is not only an individual discipline but also a team sport. Being in a team will teach your kid to lead others, support them and rely on them.

10. Archery Is Relatively Inexpensive

If you just want your child to play for fun, then archery can be a cheap sport. The most basic bows can be made from PVC pipes or bought for cheap.

11. Archery Can Be Practiced All-Year Long

Archery can be practiced both indoors and outdoors with many clubs having access to indoor facilities over the winter season so the weather need not be a barrier to participation.

12. Archery Teaches Kids the Importance of Safety

No doubt that the sport can be very dangerous if anyone is reckless. You can be sure that Archery will teach your kids to be responsible not only for one another and also for the equipment being used.

13. Archery Is Fun

Well, the definitive goal of the recreational archery for your child is enjoyment. As an archer, your kid should remember to concentrate on improving him/herself instead of worrying about what others are doing, and with that in mind, archery certainly becomes a lot more fun.

 

 14. Archery is Cool

Every child wants to be a hero. Being able to shoot arrows will let kids feel like the famous heroes– Green Arrow, Hawkeye, Katniss Everdeen, Robin Hood, Rambo, and others! 

15. Archery Teaches Valuable Skills (and Prepares Your Kid for a Zombie Apocalypse)

Sportsmanship, physical fitness, hunting, physics are just a few of the skills your kid will learn. All invaluable in case of a Zombie Apocalypse.

…Archery is Timeless:

9 Responses

  1. Gabriela Mondo

    Hi! I love this post!
    I practice archery in Brazil, and I was wondering if you would let me translate this infographic to Portuguese to share it, of course linking it back to original. Thank you.

  2. Pentti Vikström

    What an awesome post!

    I would like to translate it into finnish to my son’s website. Is it possible to get the sourse file?

  3. Diane Minion

    How large of a poster can I download with it not getting out of focus? Or do you sell it on your sight? What size do you have?
    I’ve been teaching archery for 30 years and this is one of the best descriptions of archery I’ve seen!

  4. siobhan droney

    Hello. I am a coach in New Hampshire. Can you send me a printer-friendly version of this so I can print a few for our range? If there is a fee, let me know. Shoot straight and have a super day!

  5. Kathi Hogan

    I belong to an archery club in Temperance, MI that has several kids leagues. Would you have a large graphic (poster size) of the Reasons to Teach Kids Archery to put on our bulletin board to donate or we would purchase. Great read our parents.