If you’re a complete archery beginner, it can seem pretty overwhelming at first. We’re going to go over some of the things that a lot of beginners have trouble with at first. Once you've spent a bit of time getting familiar with the ins and outs of archery, you’ll be having a blast and hitting your target each and every time.
One of the biggest issues that an archery beginner faces is using bad form. You really can’t expect to ever be consistently accurate when you’re not keeping your form in mind. You should either research some of the various shooting techniques online, or find an instructor that will offer you lessons. You will feel much more comfortable bettering your accuracy once you've gotten your form down. Having good habits is only half the battle. So, let’s move on to the next tip.
If you're an archery beginner you're bound to choke up or feel nervous before you take your shots, and it can be devastating to your aim. You need to stay calm and relaxed at all times or else you’ll never be able to keep on target. You don’t have to be nervous at all, everyone has to start somewhere and you’re bound to miss here and there. By eliminating the nervousness and tenseness that is involved with starting out in archery you’ll be bettering your aim already!
I see so many new archers out there that feel as though they need to give their bows the death grip. I have to admit that I did the same thing when I first started out. Some people have even said that an archer with perfect form will have dropped the bow after they've taken their shot. Now, this is a bit overboard, but you get the idea. Your grip must be soft and relaxed or else you’re bound to hurt your accuracy. When you have a light grip on your bow your shots will be much less likely to jump side to side. I can’t stress how important this is!
So, now that you know a little bit more about how to approach learning archery, you should already see an improvement on your aim. Keep in mind that you won’t become a legendary archer overnight. Everything takes time and you will always be getting better, even if you’re missing your target. So, what are you waiting for? Go out there and tear those targets up!