What is an Archery Athlete?
On the most basic and simple level, an archery athlete is anyone who participates in the sport of archery. However, simply showing up a range with bow in hand every once in awhile does not an archery athlete make.Continue Reading
Who is An Athlete?
Rather than taking the time to debate the wide range of scholarly definitions of what an athlete is, our time is better spent discussing what defines an athlete. Across countless sports, as varied as the individuals participating in them, common characteristics can be found in those who excel.Continue Reading
What is Outdoor Practice?
Who can participate in Outdoor Practice? For me outdoor practice and outdoor tournaments are a dream of green grass, warm sunshine, gentle breezes, no snow and a target far away. The reality is different. The grass may be wet from rain or dew. The wind may be blowing, sometimes above 10 mph and it may […]Continue Reading
Indoor Archer’s Cup
Indoor Season is almost over! In Massachusetts we have the 2015 National Indoors, the Shamrock Shoot (70 meters indoors) on 3/22, the Harvard 70 Meters Indoors (again 70 meters indoors) on 4/12, and the Indoor Archer’s Cup on 3/13 to 3/15. The Indoor Archer’s Cup is an Individual Event only this year. Please register by Friday, […]Continue Reading
No Archery Classes the Weekend of 2/20/2015 On Friday 2/20/15, Saturday 2/21/15 and Sunday 2/22/15 there will be no archery classes since Coach Tom will be at the National Indoors with Team Aces. Team Aces is shooting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in both the JOAD Indoor Nationals and the National Indoor Tournaments.Continue Reading
Endurance Training? For Archery? Yes! Archery is an endurance sport! During an outdoor tournament you will be shooting a minimum of 84 arrows per day, drawing your bow about 90 – 95 times, walking about 5 miles and you will doing this for 2 days for local tournaments and national and international competitions lasting for 4 […]Continue Reading
Nutrition Basics for Archers
Nutrition Eating is more than just supplying energy for the body. It’s an important part of our social lives, shared among friends and family. But when people think of nutrition, people think automatically about restricting diets and other negative connotations. Nutrition, however, should be in our minds at all times, regardless of where we happen […]Continue Reading
Good Snacks for Archers
We all are in love with snacking! We get hungry between meals and our body decides it needs to be FED NOW. What are we to do? Starve our bodies? Wait till the next meal? Or eat a good snack? As long as we snack on the right food in the right quantity there is […]Continue Reading
How Many Calories Per Day Do You Need?
How many calories per day should you eat? That depends on how old you are, how active you are, whether you are still actively growing and your gender. Yes, it’s not fair, men can eat more than women; and children and adolescents need more food than adults; and active people just plain and simple need […]Continue Reading
Why Take a Multi-Vitamin?
If you are eating a varied diet (not the same thing every meal and not the same thing the two days in a row) you probably will not need a multi-vitamin supplement. But most nutritionists still advise people to use a good multi-vitamin supplement. Why? The daily multi-vitamin is an insurance policy. You do need […]Continue Reading