Adaptive Archery Manual … Free!

I have mentioned this before but I did an adaptive archery workshop yesterday (organized by Coach Bent Harmon) and I would like to reinforce that this coaching manual is available for free here. Also, you can get printed, spiral bound copies for just the cost of shipping!

If you are clueless about adaptive archery, aka working for disabled archers, this is a must have manual.

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5 responses to “Adaptive Archery Manual … Free!

  1. Wesley Wilhelm

    Steve,

    I would like 2 copies of the spiral bound version.

    Can you get me the info to purchase?

    Wes On May 18, 2017 8:47 AM, “A Blog for Archery Coaches” wrote:

    > Steve Ruis posted: “I have mentioned this before but I did an adaptive > archery workshop yesterday (organized by Coach Bent Harmon) and I would > like to reinforce that this coaching manual is available for free here. > Also, you can get printed, spiral bound copies for just the ” >

  2. Sorry, I forgot the link was a download link. The organization putting out this manual can be found here: http://www.disabledsportsusa.org/.

  3. Stephen Williams

    Here’s an interesting issue that this manual doesn’t seem to cover. What about deaf/hearing impaired archery? I’ve received inquiries from a deaf potential archer, and I have no idea how to deal with things like line safety (can’t hear whistles or “clear” calls) and communication during coaching. Are there any resources that I can use to help here?

    • The only thing I have heard is the use of flags instead of whistles. The timekeeper stands at the end of the line and raises a green flag to begin shooting. With 30 seconds left to go, a yellow flag is waived. At the end of the end a red flag is waived. I bought a string of plastic pennants on eBay, cut the triangular flags off and collected the green, yellow and red ones. These can be taped to an old arrow to make quite a good set of flags for this purpose.

      If there are left-handed archers, you will need a “flag person” at each end of the line to be perfectly fair.

      I have not heard of any other accommodation.

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