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Effective: Summer 2013

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: PHED 36A, equivalency or instructor's permission.
Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Perform with increased proficiency the techniques for successful archery. (rubric - physical checklist)
  • Demonstrate and explain proper shooting technique and mental preparation. (rubric - cognitive)
Description -
Intermediate skills will be developed through the in depth observation and understanding of the elements that produce consistency and competency in using the recurve bow. Basic maintenance of equipment will be covered.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. develop a consistent shot.
  2. analyze and critique a shot.
  3. understand principles of using a sight.
  4. to tune a bow.
  5. to maintain their equipment.
  6. develop a training program for improvement.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Indoor archery facility, portable targets, arrow back drop net, bows, arrows, tabs, arm guards and bow racks.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Stance
1. foot position
a. Open
b. Close
1) Width/direction

  • Bow grip
  • 1. Customized
    2. Pressure point
    3. Bow sling adjustment

  • Hooking (string)
  • 1. Force distribution of fingers
    2. Use of finger spacer (tab)

  • Set up
  • 1. Position of:
    a. Bow arm
    b. Drawing arm
    c. Head/body
    d. Bow arm shoulder

    2. Weight distribution
    a. front foot/back foot

  • Drawing the bow
  • 1. Balance
    a. Drawing/extending

  • Anchor position
  • 1. Head
    2. String
    3. Hand

  • Aiming
  • 1. Alignment

  • Release
  • 1. Form of fingers/elbow
    2. Speed of release

  • Follow through
  • 1. Direction
    2. Bow movement

  • Maintenance/tuning
  • 1. Bow
    2. Bowstring
    3. Arrows

    Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor

  • Written and/or final examination will test knowledge of:
  • 1. Terminology of archery
    2. Techniques of proper shooting
    a. Student demonstration
    b. Explanation
    3. Selection and proper use equipment
    Representative Text(s) -
    Kisik Lee & Robert de Bondt, TOTAL ARCHERY, 2009. ISBN 978-89-963014-0-093690

    Resource book (optional)

    Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    Method of Instruction -
    Lecture, Discussion, interactive learning exercises, Demonstration.

    Lab Content -
    1. Stance
    2. Bow grip
    3. Hooking (string)
    4. Set up
    5. Drawing the bow
    6. Anchor position
    7. Aiming
    8. Release
    9. Follow through
    10. Maintenance/tuning
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional reading/writing assignments as determined by the instructor