Kids and Archery Classes

A big part of teaching archery is working with kids. Teaching sports skills to children is a different process from teaching the same skills to adults. Adults can learn by transferring information from their left brains to their right. Adults will listen to explanations, read instructional materials, and follow instructions (left brain activities) to learn a skill. Over time, the practice of a skill becomes a sub-conscious (right brain) process. Young children learn by demonstration, imitation, and practice. There is less intellectualization in their learning activities. As they grow, their learning abilities change and become more complex. By adapting the teaching style to match the learner’s stage of development, the teaching process improves and the participants are more successful.

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Archery Focus Magazine by Van Webster 
Vol. 11, Issue 1, 2007