On Saturday 4th February 26 archers and 13 coaches came together for a day of coaching and development. Archers were able to receive 1:1 coaching to improve their technique, with some having specific things they wanted to work on.
There were also a number of workshops available throughout the day. A paper turning frame was also set up so archers could check their equipment set up and receive advice on adjustments that may help with their set up. A bow setup station gave opportunity for checking equipment and help was given on issues such as limb alignment, pressure button and arrow rest settings.
String making and arrow repair & maintenance were also on offer with archers able to learn the techniques of making an endless loop or flemish twist string, add a serving and nock points, and how to fletch an arrow and replace a broken nock.
Advice was also given on goal setting and competition planning, with handouts to take away.
There was a great atmosphere and a constant buzz of busy people. In fact we were all so busy that we forgot to take photos! The day was very well received with many positive comments from both archers and coaches about the experience.
One comment I overheard, as 2 archers chatted, sums it up best, I think.
‘The best £10 I have ever spent!’
Many thanks to our County Coach Officer, Ian Norwood, for organising a great event.