Questions for the new or veteran archer:
• Where should your feet be positioned? How do you know when the position is right, or when it should be
• How should your bowhand be positioned on the bow grip?
• How firm should your grip be on the bow?
• What position should your front shoulder be in at the beginning of your draw? What about at full draw?
• Why is a high bow shoulder a problem?
• How do you keep a stable bow shoulder and still have an athletic shoulder that is responsive to your brain's
• What are the four basic sections of the shot sequence?
• What are the subsections/goals of each section?
• How far back should you pull the bow string?
• Where do you put your string hand?
• How do you aim?
• Describe the sequence of events/actions that takes place just prior to releasing the string
• If compound, how do you determine where your peep sight goes?
• If compound, how do you determine when your 'wall' is at the optimal position?
• If Olympic Recurve or target compound, how do you know when your stabilizer weight is the correct
• Should you shoot with one eye closed, or both eyes open?
• If Olympic Recurve, what is your checklist as you begin to aim?
• If Barebow, how do you aim? What is your checklist as you aim?
• What should be your general pre-competition training routine leading up to a competition?
If you do not know the answers to these questions, whether you're a veteran
archer or new to the sport, then you would benefit greatly from working with a
knowledgeable archery coach. After working with me on your form, your
technique, and your mental game and competition preparation, you will know the
answers to all of these questions.