Archery & Bowhunting
Archery and Bowhunting: Frequently Asked Questions
16. What kind of practice do serious competitors undertake?
A serious competitor can spend several hours each day practicing on the archery range. In addition, they may keep personal journals on their progress and goals, or even attend special shooting camps where they can be coached by professional coaches. Archers may create videotapes of themselves showing their shooting sequence and playback the shooting sequence in slow motion with an advanced-level coach to assist in identifying areas for improvement.
In addition, many of these archer-athletes follow weight training and nutrition programs, as well as practice mental training exercises.
Often, even the tournaments themselves are considered practice. Scores shot at a club range will likely be similar to the scores they shoot during a competition. Any variations in the shooting sequence or mental exercise are identified, documented and adjusted.