Reasons Kids Should Practice Archery

NFAA USA

Extracurricular activities in school are a vital part of upbringing and development for children. A Cambridge study found that students involved in extracurricular activities have more favorable perceptions of social-emotional security and suggest that these activities provide a safe environment for adolescent growth while preventing bad habits like smoking and drinking. Archery is a safe, fun activity that includes a number of extra benefits for the whole family.

 

Archery is for everyone.

Archery can be enjoyed by disabled and able bodied people. Even children with the most severe disabilities can enjoy the sport.

Archery helps physical development.

Archers need significant stamina and upper body and core strength to pull the bow and keep the bow steady while aiming.

Archery teaches growth mindset.

With practice, archers can learn to not get emotional when they make a bad shot. Instead of attaching their self-worth to performance, they will learn to analyze their shots with a calm mind and improve int he next rounds.

Archery improves mental toughness.

Archers not only need physical strength, but also mental strength. Just by practicing archery, young archers will learn patience, focus, and self-motivation.

Archery boosts self confidence.

Archery offers great satisfaction in combining both physical and mental skill. Whatever the final results is, each archer  can draw some mental satisfaction from overcoming a personal battle.

Archery gives a sense of accomplishment.

Not all kids like team sports. Individual sports such as archery may give these kids a place to shine. Being in a position to pull back the string and loose an arrow into the target will surely give a child a great sense of accomplishment.

Archery teaches goal setting.

In archery, the focus is on the target. Archery offers a great goal-setting environment. Starting even with simple goals, like focusing on smaller target rings and increasing distance, young archers can set personal goals for each practice session and monitor their progress.

Archery is a social sport.

Individuals from all different walks of life can enjoy archery. Every age group is able to practice the sport. It is not uncommon to see 50 year olds alongside 14 year olds giving tips and advice on the range.

Archery teaches teamwork and sportsmanship.

Archery is not only an individual discipline, but can be enjoyed as a team event. Being on a team teaches kids to lead others, support them and rely on them.

Archery is relatively inexpensive.

If you just want your child to shoot for fun, then archery can be an affordable sport. You can make the most basi bows out of PVC pipes or buy them for a cheap price.

Archery can be practiced year-round.

Archery can be practiced both indoors and outdoors. Many clubs have access to indoor ranges during the winter months, so the weather is not a barrier for playing the sport.

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Archery teaches the importance of safety.

There is no sport without danger and any sport can be extremely dangerous is the players are reckless. The most important element of an archery range is safety. You can be sure that practicing archery will teach kids to be responsible for one another and for the equipment being used.

Archery is fun.

The goal or recreational archery is first and foremost to have fun. s an archer, your kid should remember to concentrate on improving him/herself instead of worrying about what others are doing, and with that in mind, archery certainly becomes a lot more fun.

Archery is cool.

Every child wants to be a hero. Being able to shoot arrows will let kids feel like the famous heroes– Green Arrow, Hawkeye, Katniss Everdeen, Robin Hood, Rambo, and others! 

Archery teaches valuable skills.

Sportsmanship, physical fitness, hunting, physics are just a few of the skills your kid will learn. All invaluable in case of a Zombie Apocalypse.

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