Archery can be a very fun and enjoyable sport to partake in, but it can also be one that some people feel a little daunted to try for the first time. So what do you need to get started? We’re going to talk about some of the things that’ll help you out as a beginner. So read on now and find out more about them before you go ahead and give archery a go for the very first time. 

A Good Teacher

When you’re first getting started as an archery beginner, you’ll probably want to learn from someone experienced who’s already taught other people how to safely do archery. It can be dangerous if people aren’t taking the right safety precautions. And you’ll also learn a lot faster and gain the insights you need when you’re taught by someone who knows what they’re talking about.

A Bow and Arrows

Of course, you’re going to need the right bow and a set of arrows before you get started. It’s good to have your own rather than the ones that a teacher can provide because this helps you to feel more invested in your learning process. Start with an affordable recurve bow and take things from there. When buying arrows, visit an archery store because you need to know your draw length and weight before choosing the right shafts for your arrows. You can also have the arrows customized if you like.

A Desire to Learn and Explore

It’s also good to really throw yourself into the learning process and to the culture and community that exists around archery. There’s a huge online community of people who are passionate archers and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get involved and learn more as you do so. Websites like will help you to understand more about what archery is all about.

A Quiver

A quiver is the name given to the thing that holds your arrows. A Simple hip quiver or one that you wear on your back will do the job perfectly well. It’s more about what you prefer. As long as the quiver is able to hold your arrows and keep them safe, while remaining within easy reach, there’s not going to be a problem.


The right armguard will also be really important. If you don’t wear an armguard when using your bow and arrows, you’ll more than likely end up with cruises and scrapes on your arm and that’s not what you want. It’s a small, simple and cheap item, but it’ll help make your experience that little bit more comfortable.

As you can see, there are plenty of things you’ll want to make use of as a beginner. Without the right learning strategy and the right equipment, you’ll probably end up giving up before you’ve even given the sport a fair chance. When you have the above things in place, you’ll be in the right position to learn gradually and hone your archery skills.