Archery for Beginners: Getting Started In Archery

Olympic Archer Brady Ellison

So you’re wondering how to get started in archery, either because you’ve seen or tried it and want to go from archery beginner or fan to competitor. Or from observer to casual archer. Whether your plan is to shoot your bow in your backyard, ascend the podium in the Olympic stadium, or somewhere in between, there’s a place in archery for you.

Types of Archery

Types of Archery

There are three primary disciplines – games you play – in archery: target, field and 3D. Then there’s the outdoor adventurer side of the discipline where hunters use compound or traditional bows to source their own food.

Archery Equipment for Beginners

Archery Equipment for Beginners

So which type of bow should you shoot as an archery beginner? Local archery stores provide a great opportunity to learn about and try different kinds of bows and archery equipment. The bow you choose will generally depend on two things: what feels good to you as an archer, and the type of archery you want to pursue.

Where to Shoot Your Bow

Where to Shoot Your Bow

To start, find a local archery shop. Often, these shops have archery ranges on site, available for archers to try archery equipment and practice shooting. There are also many archery organizations nationwide that offer archery lessons for kids and adults.

Archery Safety Tips and Rules

Archery Safety Tips and Rules

Archery is one of the safest sports you can try? It’s true! Archery is safer than basketball, baseball, soccer and even golf. Easton Foundations outlines basic archery safety rules for before, during and after you shoot.