Renowned coaches and archers Steve Ruis and Mike Gerard have compiled the most effective drills that will help you focus your training on building accuracy and consistency. Each drill provides step-by-step instructions so you know exactly how to perform the drill. Coaching tips and variations are provided to enable you to modify the drills to fit your skill level.
There are drills to help refine recurve bow, longbow, and compound bow technique. Skill-building drills will help improve the timing and execution of your shot, while physical training drills will build strength, stamina, consistency, and balance. Finally, mental training drills will help maintain your focus to deal with target panic and the pressures of competition.
You can maintain your motivation and enjoyment with the tips for changing the drills into games that add fun to your training. You’ll also get insights from the pros—elite archers and coaches such as Bob Ryder, Tom Dorigatti, and Randi Smith share their favorite drills and explain how these drills have been instrumental to their success.
Make The Archery Drill Book your go-to resource to get the most out of each and every training session and to ensure that every shot is strong and on target.
AudienceArchery coaches and archers with some familiarity with the sport.
Chapter 1. Recurve and Longbow Essentials
Chapter 2. Compound Essentials
Chapter 3. Flawless Execution
Chapter 4. Timing and Rhythm
Chapter 5. Strength and Stamina
Chapter 6. Consistency
Chapter 7. Balance and Stillness
Chapter 8. Training Mind-Set
Chapter 9. Competition Pressure and Ailments
—Bob Ryder, President of Shenandoah Valley Target Archers, Tournament Director for U.S. National Indoor Archery Championships, and Level 4 NTS Coach