The UNH archery club is part of the Hamel Recreation Center and welcomes students, staff and faculty to join in the zen and art of flinging arrows. The club has all the equipment necessary to enjoy the sport of archery and welcomes all levels of archers from neophytes to experts. We meet twice per week for 2- to 2 1/2 hrs times TBD each semester generally in the evenings. You can also visit our Facebook page.
The club organization consists of club Captains who manage the day to day operation of the club and a L2 archery coach to instruct beginners and help more advanced archers.
Archers are welcome to use their own equipment subject to inspection and approval of the captains and/ or coach. Only bows of 60# or less are allowed and only arrows with field or target tips- no exceptions.
Philosophy- Archery is or can be a life time sport. One that you, your friends, your family can all participate in at the same time. Within some limits it can be done in your back yard or at archery clubs. You can compete in leagues if you like, shoot just for fun or shoot 3D foam targets in the woods. Archery is a great exercise for building up strength in your shoulders and back muscles. It is a great stress reliever as well as a means to develop great reflection/inner mindfulness, concentration skills and muscle coordination. In essence archery is the zen and art of flinging arrows, and learning to become the arrow. It is a ballet, a pas d’ cinq (archer, bow, an arrow, a moment in time and a result).
We will teach:
1. The parts of the compound and recurve bow, bow set up and take down.
2. The basics of compound, Olympic, recurve, and barebow archery in the most efficient and reliable way to shoot. If you want to compete we will help you towards that goal but if you just want to learn to shoot and have fun flinging arrows we will help you with that as well.
We teach and focus on the B.E.S.T. method of shooting arrows. B= Biomechanically, E= Efficient, S= Shooting, T= Technique.
In our club we expect strict adherence to safety rules- see Range Rules. We also expect club members to help the captains set up and take down the range before and after practice as well as transporting and putting away the archery equipment.
Welcome and please come join us- for more information contact: Wayne. email@example.com
MEETING TIMES FOR SEMESTER 1, 2022 ARE : Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 pm. We will start Tuesday the 27th of Sept. Sorry for the delay but we had a number of scheduling things to work out. Reminder that you must register with DSE -see Archery club under Recreation- before you can shoot. This does not mean you have joined the club but is required before you can participate and is free.
Since we need to set up the range and take it down each time and the captains have to load the equipment at the Rec center we are hoping you can come early to either the Rec center to help load the equipment in the van or to the Indoor track to help set up targets, move stuff and set up the nets, bows etc. We lookforward to seeng you.
And a lesson for archery and life from W. Churchill.. to paraphrase: "the way to success is to chase failure after failure with no loss of enthusiasm". Keep on Keepin on...
For those of you jonesin for more stuff on archery I have included a link to Jake Kaminski's channel on all things recurve. This is an outstanding series of videos for recurve archery, Jake has some great ideas and insights into setting up, tuning bows and arrows, etc. All good stuff. (Jake is a 2 time Olympic Recuve silver medal winner and now a barebow enthusiast) and one of the best online coaches out there.
This guy from Germany is a hoot and his channel is full of creative archery stuff:
***Before you can shoot all participants must register through the recreaton center. Go to their web site, click on the Register button and provide the required information.