New Coaching Book Available

My latest archery coaching book is now available on and other sources. Here’s the TOC so you can see if you are interested:

 Table of Contents
Still More on Coaching Archery


On Form and Execution
1  A Defense of Copying
2  An Analysis of the NTS Finger Loose
3  Being Consistent
4  Helping Your Students Explore Balance
5  How to Build Championship Form
6  Relaxing
7  The Physical Requirements of a Good Shot
8  We Don’t Talk Enough About Stillness and Rhythm
9  What Is the Most Important Part of an Archer’s Form?
10  Why the Bow Hand Release is a Bad Idea

On Practice
11  Practice Tricks
12  Why You Should Always Center Your Groups
13  A Practice Prescription Case Study: After a Longish Layoff
14  Enjoying Practice

On Equipment
15  Arrow Overhang: How Much is Too Much?
16  Bearpaw Twinbow Review
17  The Broadhead Planing Effect: Fact or BS?
18  Ultra-Adjustable Compound Bows
19  What the Coach Training Classes Leave Out . . . And Shouldn’t
20  A Stringwalking Puzzle
21  Can You Read Arrow Patterns?
22  The Optics of Apertures

On Coaching
23  Teaching the Finger Release
24  Getting from “Here” to “There”
25  A Coaching Case Study
26  The Overaiming Meme
27  The Stages of Learning Archery, Pt 1
28  The Stages of Learning Archery, Part 2
29  The Stages of Learning Archery, Part 3
30  The Stages of Learning Archery, Part 4
31  Coaches Never Assume
32  Managing Emotional Attachments to Athletes
33  On the Nature of Advice
34  Towards a Common Terminology
35  Watch Your Language
36  What To Look For (At?)
37  What Great Archers Don’t Necessarily Make Great Coaches
38  What the Coach Knows and the Athlete Needs

General Commentary
39  Random Archery Thoughts
40  Alternate Shot Letdown Alternatives
41  ATAs Archery Participation Survey
42  There Must Be … A Better Way
43  The Benefits of Archery
44  Having a Lot of Pull on the Archery Range

SMOCA Front Cover 10%


Filed under For All Coaches

3 responses to “New Coaching Book Available

  1. Amazon: delivered in 1..2 months.
    Just in time for spring! 🙂


  2. David Beeton

    Looks good – I’ll get an order sorted asap.  Many Thanks for heads-up! Dave B

    From: A Blog for Archery Coaches To: Sent: Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 15:21 Subject: [New post] New Coaching Book Available #yiv8871515510 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv8871515510 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv8871515510 a.yiv8871515510primaryactionlink:link, #yiv8871515510 a.yiv8871515510primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv8871515510 a.yiv8871515510primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv8871515510 a.yiv8871515510primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv8871515510 | Steve Ruis posted: “My latest archery coaching book is now available on and other sources. Here’s the TOC so you can see if you are interested: Table of ContentsStill More on Coaching Archery    IntroductionOn Form and Execution1  A Defense of Copying” | |


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.