Archery is an acquired skill. We emphasize ongoing coaching to develop the skill to shoot at a recreational or competition level.
If you are interested in archery, we recommend a four-week commitment to make an informed decision about whether or not you would like to learn and practice archery with us.
Our goal for Introductory sessions is to lay the groundwork for new archers to understand the importance of movement and position in the sport of archery and to learn a simple and effective shot sequence in order to have fun while learning.
Beyond a series of introductory sessions we emphasize learning the National Training System – a shot sequence developed by USA Archery Olympic Head Coach Kisik Lee. The level of coordination and concentration necessary to learn this shot sequence involves additional time and commitment. For the dedicated archer, the effort and time is worth it.
If you would like to learn archery or are curious about archery and would like to see what it is like to spend some time in a coaching setting, please get in touch with us. We schedule coaching on an individual basis.
Equipment is provided.
Cost for up to 2 people is: $160.00 for four 1-hour sessions.
(Recurve and Compound)
We emphasize learning the National Training System – a shot sequence developed by USA Archery Olympic Head Coach Kisik Lee. The level of coordination and concentration necessary to learn this shot sequence involves coaching, time and practice. For the dedicated archer, learning this stable and repeatable shot sequence is worth it. Private coaching goes a long way to help an archer become proficient with the NTS Shot Cycle
While archery is an individual sport and each archer develops at their own pace, there is a great opportunity for collective learning while shooting with a group. To the extent our range allows with social distancing, we encourage our archers to use the range for practice and training.
We encourage competition training by hosting weekly 30 arrow scoring challenges to simulate tournament conditions. Archery is a form sport, and we place a high emphasis on movement and position. The weekly scorings put our shot process to the test. Through performance under pressure we can heighten our sense of coordinated accomplishments and find areas of our shot process to develop further.
We emphasize individual coaching. Learning a basic shot over four weeks is a good start in archery. A longer commitment invites a deeper understanding of the efficient movement and strong stable skeletal position to consistently and precisely place an arrow on target.
Please note, Group Practice and Competition Practice is reserved for active Ithaca Archery Members.
Contact us for more information about getting started with coaching
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES For Ithaca archery Members
In additon to coaching, our members participate in organized practice, informal competition at the range and compete in tourmaments at the state and national level
Please contact Coach Rendleman for more information.