Tips and Hints

Useful information to help you enjoy your days shooting at the club. Below are some details for outdoor and indoor club shooting plus some easy to follow tips and hints. Above all, use common sense - if in doubt, ask.

Bowmen of Warrington

INDOOR RULES

The Do's

First job for all of us is to set up the field. This means the following jobs must be completed before you tend to your equipment.


1) Rope off the perimeter of the field and put the shooting notices up.

2) Confirm round type to be shot.

3) Place targets out on the field with appropriate size faces - not just your own, please assist other archers.

4) Shoot to the whistle.

5) Always pay attention and follow instruction from the field captain.

6) Always step back from the shooting line when you have finished your end.


The Dont's

1) Don't set your bow up or tend to personal equipment until the field is ready for shooting.

2) Don't stand on the shooting line unless you are actively shooting.

3) Don't stray beyond the shooting line until the all clear whistle has sounded.

4) Don't ignore lost arrows. Cost aside, they could injure somebody, so make sure you recover them - metal detectors and rakes are available.

5) Don't forget to hand your scores in to the records officer.

6) Don't leave before helping to take down and store away all of the field equipment.

  1. roping off the perimeter, understanding what type of round we are shooting and setting up the targets.

OUTDOOR RULES

some Do's and Dont's

1) Help maintain your's and the club's records by ensuring you complete your scoresheets accurately with all the relevant information (we can't use them unless you do) in the right columns. See the example of a completed scoresheet showing a Long Warwick round on the right. Don't forget to sign it and get it countersigned.

2) Equipment maintenance is essential. Always check your equipment is in good order and not damaged before and after shooting.

3) Make sure your all your archery equipment is dry and clean before storage.

4) Be sure to consult other more experienced members for advice before buying equipment - it's not always the equipment that needs changing.

5) Don't be shy to ask for help - no question's a daft question.

6) Don't be afraid to try a new discipline. 

7) Feel free to get more involved in club activities.

8) Get into the habit of scoring your rounds and building/improving your handicap.

9) Stay relaxed and enjoy it.

10) Practice makes perfect, consistency is everything.

The Do's

First job is to sign in at school reception - this is follows the school health and safety policy. Then we can set up the gym for shooting.


1) Ensure the curtain is across the full width of the back wall.

2) Place targets out in the gym with appropriate size faces - not just your own, please assist other archers.

3) Shoot to instruction.

4) Always pay attention and follow instruction from the field captain.

5) Always step back from the shooting line when you have finished your end.

6) Due to space restrictions, always respect other archers space.

7) Last club member to leave must sign out at reception.


The Dont's

1) Don't set your bow up or tend to personal equipment until the gym is ready for shooting.

2) Don't stand on the shooting line unless you are actively shooting.

3) Don't stray beyond the shooting line until the all clear has been given.

4) Don't forget to hand your scores in to the records officer.

5) Don't leave before helping to take down and store away all of the archery equipment.

6) Ensure the hoover provided is used at the end of every session.