Proper Archery Form – A Complete Guide

Obviously, to begin archery, you’ll need to know the basics of proper form. (I’ll let you in on a secret: it’s actually pretty simple.) So let’s take a look.

Before you walk into the range to shoot, make sure you’re ready to focus and concentrate on the task at hand. If you’ve got a whirlwind of stuff going on in your life, and you’re having a hard time calming your mind before shooting, I recommend checking out this blog for help.

Let’s start with the proper stance. Stand up straight, hold your shoulders back and relax them, and make sure your feet, shoulders, and hips are all facing the same direction.

Next, you’ll want to prepare for your shot. Extend your arms towards the target, and pull the string to your anchor point. I recommend using the corner of your mouth as an anchor, because it is simple and consistent. After you’ve anchored your string, aim the bow by placing the sight dot over the top of your bullseye.

Last but not least, it’s time to release! Let go of the string, but remember to leave your hand resting on your face so you don’t affect the direction the arrow flies, and keep the arm holding your bow extended for a few seconds to give the arrow time to leave the bow.

Once you’ve got these simple archery form rules down, you’re all set to hit your bullseyes. But remember, even the best archers in the world have their bad days, so don’t get discouraged if it takes a while to learn proper form.

If you found this guide helpful, or if you wish there were more, leave a comment below to let me know!

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