Archery Fundamentals

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Head to the range with the skills to hit the bull's-eye. Archery Fundamentals will have you shooting on target in no time.

Instruction in all the essentials--from stringing the bow through the anchor to learning aim, grip, and release--will put your technique right on the mark. Sequential instructions and accompanying photographs will guide your execution through every phase of the shot.

In addition, you'll find inside tips for choosing and maintaining equipment as well as using accessories to improve your accuracy with both recurve and compound bows. You'll also discover how to use arrow patterns to correct errors. And, if you want to compete, you'll appreciate the recommendations for entering and participating in archery tournaments.

Archery Fundamentals is a better, faster way to learn the basics. With this book, you'll have as much fun learning the art of shooting as you'll have hitting your mark consistently.

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A clear, instructive, and thorough book for beginning archers. Engh covers the purchase, use and maintenance of archery equipment as well as the techniques and technical aspects of archery. Scoring and competition are also addressed. Archery Fundamentals is an informative basic guide. Read full review


Shooting Recurve
Grips Anchors and Releases
Tight Groups
Competition 1
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About the author (2005)

This product was authored by Human Kinetics based on the contributions of:

Doug Engh is a level 3 archery coach for the National Archery Association and is president and CEO of the National Alliance for the Development of Archery (NADA). NADA is the official publisher of level 1 basic and level 2 intermediate archery instructor training materials for both the National Archery Association and the National Field Archery Association. The organization provides materials and logistical support in the training of more than 3,500 new instructors each year.

Engh has conducted instructor training courses nationwide and assists in the creation of new archery programs for schools, camps, recreation departments, outdoor conservation organizations, and government agencies. Through NADA, he also assists other certified archery instructors and coaches in developing local archery programs.

Engh is a member of the National Archery Association, National Field Archery Association, National Recreation and Parks Association, National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association, National Archery in the Schools Program, American Camping Association, National 4-H Shooting Sports Committee, and Arrowsport Foundation. He is a Boy Scouts of America committee member at large. He also writes a column titled "Coaching Archery" in Archery Focus magazine.

Engh and his wife, Kristan, live in Newberry, Florida.

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