My name is Steve Ruis. I live in Chicago and am a former USA Archery Level 4 Coach, an NFAA Master Coach, a U.S. Collegiate Archery Certified Coach and the Editor of Archery Focus magazine (www.archeryfocus.com), the world’s only archery education magazine. I have written a number of books: Precision Archery (with Claudia Stevenson), Coaching Archery, More on Coaching Archery, Archery 4 Kids, A Parent’s Guide to Archery, Winning Archery, Why You Suck at Archery, and Shooting Arrows (Archery for Adult Beginners). All of these books are currently available on Amazon.com and every effort has been made to make sure that they continue to be “in print” (the vast majority of archery books are “out of print”). If you are interested in any of my books, check out my Author Page on Amazon.com (just search for my name and the Author Page will show up); all of them are listed there.
I am coaching the University of Chicago Archery Team (2011-present) and a number of students in the Chicago area. I continue to work with a full range of students from beginners to Olympic hopefuls as I learn from all of them. I support two JOAD (youth) programs, am a member of two archery clubs, am a USCA Certified Judge, and still compete from time to time. In my spare time I serve as Secretary of the Illinois Target Archery Association.
This blog was begun as a service to archery coaches as most of us are volunteers and very little support for our work is available elsewhere. If you have suggestions, questions, or comments, please use the commenting function and I will try to address your submission as soon as possible.
For more information on becoming an archery coauch, running archery programs, or getting certified, please consult www.ArcheryEducationResources.com.