Archers looking to improve and perfect their form for tournaments can find what they need with advanced coaching guidance in the Tournament Class at Ace Archers. This class uses a rotating curriculum that helps students learn more than just the basics and dig into archery topics and techniques to greater depth.
Class attendees are required to purchase a class card.
The curriculum focuses on the following schedule:
- Goals (September)
- Peaking for Tournaments (October)
- Mental Aspects of the Shot Cycle – Preparation, Execution, Review (November)
- Self-Determining Weakness in the Shot Cycle by using video. (December, January)
- Individual Training Plans to address Shot Cycle Weakness (February)
- Exercise Plans (November, February, May, August)
In addition to the monthly schedule of topics, our Tournament Archery Class uses a six week curriculum that covers the major topics for the National Training System Form. The topics are the major steps in the form.
- Unit 1 – Rhythm
- Unit 2 – Timing
- Unit 3 – Angular Motion
- Unit 4 – String Release
- Unit 5 – Bow Release
- Unit 6 – Follow-through
Class members need their own archery equipment, including a stretch band, as well as writing implements, and a practice and tournament diary.
To participate in the Tournament Class, archers must be able to demonstrate a high level of archery skill and knowledge. While most of our students go through the Beginner’s and Intermediate classes first, if advanced archers wish to join the Tournament Class we will permit them to join on an individual evaluation basis.