Question: My Son/Daughter would like to learn to shoot.
Answer: Welcome, but there are a few things you should know.
Archery is a demanding physical sport. Whilst we do not run or jump around with lots of exercise, the repeated action of pulling a bow can be physically demanding and the concentration involved means we have to put a lower limit on the age of a child that we feel comfortable teaching.
Currently we consider 8 years old as the very lowest age we can teach this sport to a child.
In additional, due to the nature of our sport, we ask that a parent or guardian be in attendance at all times. The coaches will be in control of the beginners whilst they are active engaged in shooting, but at all other times, the parents should be responsible for their child.
We recommend that an adult from the family take up the sport. This allows the family to understand more fully the highs and lows the junior archer is facing as they develop. Archery is a sport which all the family can partake in and get enjoyment from.
We cannot stress enough the advice that equipment purchases should only be undertaken after the beginners course is completeand the coaches have had a change to assess the correct parameters. Buying the wrong equipment without taking advice and training could cause damage or harm (potentially permanent), or simply discourage a beginner from taking the sport up.