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Performance Pressure

Duncan says performance pressure can affect archers of all experience levels

In a stressful situation, Duncan Busby says learning how to deal with performance pressure is key to becoming a better archer Performance pressure will affect every archer at some point, whether you’re practicing down at your local club or competing at a

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A Kind of Magic

The uncomplicated nature of shooting instinctively means it’s easy to get into but hard to perfect

Merlin Archery‘s Grizzly Jim explains the lure of instinctive archery  As far back as I can remember I’ve always had a bow in my hand of some description, whether I was running around the farm with just a primitive selfbow that

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The Thinking Side of Archery

If you know a particular error sends your arrows off in a particular place, you’re more likely to be able to correct yourself

James Park distils the essential rules for understanding why you lose points, and some additions that should go into your personal rulebook  The thinking side of archery is properly the domain of the psychologist, not the engineer. Nevertheless, it is

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Aiming and Attention

As a rule, the arrow lands where the pin was at the time the bow went off, so the principle of aiming is to get the pin as close to the centre as you can

Liam Grimwood explains how to achieve the relaxed yet focused aim top shooters use, which can help keep you calm as well as on target      Aiming is an extremely critical part of the shot. Most compound shooters that

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Motor Learning

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Craig Johnson explains how the brain learns in co-ordination with muscle systems, and how archers can use that to their advantage in training I have previously given an overview of the nervous system and looked at feedback in the motor system,

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Posted in Psychology

Behind The Line

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A whole new perspective on archery is within your reach – John Dudley explains how to find it I have been asked – by many archers and on many occasions – several common questions relating to performance archery. A few

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Coach’s Eye

Coach's Eye

Naomi Folkard has been testing an app that could help archers keep up with their training

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Posted in Equipment, Reviews
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