Green Arrow, Legolas from Lord of the Rings, Robin Hood and Cupid are all famous archers. You might never be as good as the Green Arrow, but learning how to handle a bow and arrow will provide you with many benefits. Archery is physically demanding yet, kids, seniors and even people in wheelchairs can enjoy the sport.
- Develops upper body strength.
- Improves flexibility of hands and fingers.
- Boosts hand-eye coordination skills.
- Improves mental strength and concentration.
- Improves patience.
- Archery is an indoor and outdoor sport. Archery can be practiced both indoors and outdoors with many clubs having access to indoor facilities over the winter season.
- Teaches the importance of safety. The sport can be dangerous if people are reckless. Archery teaches everyone to be responsible for one another and also for the equipment they are using.
Types of Archery
There are two types of archery: target and field.
Target archery has archers to shooting a set number of arrows at targets that have number values. The outer ring counts as one point and each interior ring increases by one point in value until you reach the center or bulls-eye which counts as ten points. Target archery is also an Olympic Sport.
Field archery is on a course where archers shoot arrows at different types of targets or at different distances. This mimics the type of shooting experienced while hunting.