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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11 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 ” >

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

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  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?

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    • 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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  4. David Beeton

    Hu Steve, is this manual still available as a bound copy?

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    • I don’t know. Do you have the PDF version? I believe the contact info of the organization was in there. Let me know if you can’t connect with them, I may be able to scrounge them up.

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      • David Beeton

        It’s OK, I do have the pdf version, I was just looking to save me some work and get some ready-bound copies to go with a course that I want to set up. Thanks anyway!
        Keep the faith and stay safe!
        David

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  5. They used to send multiple bound copies to anyone in your position (I think for free), so do check in with them as they may still be doing that.

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  6. Thank you for sharing information about the adaptive archery manual! Disabled Sports USA and Adaptive Sports USA recently merged to form Move United. We have the newer 2nd edition manual available on our website at no cost, for digital download or you may request a hard copy: https://www.moveunitedsport.org/archerymanual

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