Last outdoor achievement shoot of the season: hot like an anvil

Coach Frank raising and drawing his bow.

The arrow never leaves his bow!

Today we held the last outdoor achievement shoot of the season.  If you’re counting, we had probably 25 archers there and about 1/3rd of them were new students.  It’s nice that our efforts at holding new archer lessons have gotten some folks hooked, including a family of three that braved the heat to shoot for pins.

We’re in the middle of a heat wave and it was unbelievably hot.  Coaches nagged everyone to drink water and luckily nobody suffered any ill consequences.  Fourteen archers attempted to earn pins and six were successful.  Several personal bests were achieved.  It was a good day!

We begin immediately shifting practice bales to indoor distances.  For adults that means you’ll be shooting at a 40cm target at 18 meters.  For youth, you’ll be shooting at a 60cm target at a distance of 9 and eventually 18 meters.  Adjust your sights!  Lower your bows!  Most of all, take a moment and check out your achievement pin scores for indoor distances and make sure they’re correct.  You can find them online in our live Google Sheet.  If you happen to be looking right after an achievement shoot you can see me adding newly earned pins live!

The schedule for achievement shoots through December has been created.  You can see it on our Facebook events page.