Archers learn to tune out all distractions, focus on their form, and release the bowstring consistently. Concentrating during archery practice can help you focus better in other areas of life too. Competing in tournaments is also good practice for coping with high-pressure situations

A physically demanding sport 

While it is a fun sport, archery is also physically demanding and those wishing to progress may want to think about improving upper body strength for greater control.

Improves focus

Archers require not only some physical strength, but also mental fitness, and archers develop their focus, flexibility, and attention skills.

Improves patience

Archery is particularly useful for youngsters as it teaches them the benefits of patience. Significant levels of practice are required to reach a decent standard and that level is not reached without patience and dedication.

Improves self-confidence

Archery provides great satisfaction in combining both mental and physical attributes to good effect. Whatever the results at the target, every archer is able to draw satisfaction to a lesser or greater extent, from having won a personal mental battle.

Teaches the importance of safety

The sport can be extremely dangerous if people are reckless. Archery teaches everyone to be responsible for one another and also for the equipment they are using. Archery is clearly no place for reckless behaviour.

 

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The Folkestone School for Girls

Coolinge Lane

Folkestone, Kent

CT20 3RB United Kingdom

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1303 251125