ITAA Official Archery Parents Blog!
This blog has been adopted by the Illinois Target Archery Association (ITAA) to serve as a help to parents of youths participating in archery. To find a subject, just click on the term in the word cloud (below) and if you don’t find the answer to your question, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and he will provide a response in short order.
The host is Steve Ruis, former Secretary of the ITAA.
Send your questions to: email@example.com.
Author Archives: Steve Ruis
Archers believe a lot of things that are just not true and they will convince you of these things with you if you aren’t careful. We can’t possibly go into all of them but we can look at a few. … Continue reading
This is not an easy question. There is a spectrum that stretches from “too little” all the way to “too much,” with the problem being it is very hard to describe what these phrases mean. If your child attends an … Continue reading
I just got a really good safety question via email, to wit: Hi, Steve, I was wondering if you had any information on “dry fires” and what can happen to the bow and what to look for (problems) in the … Continue reading
One of my colleagues dropped a student he was working with because in between coaching sessions, his student would either solicit or accept coaching direction from other archers and when they got back together he had done none of what … Continue reading
Note I apologize for the length of this post but this is a very common question archery parents ask and the answer isn’t simple. SPR * * * I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked about … Continue reading
I get this question … a lot and there are really two questions here, both of them difficult. The first question is “where do I find an archery coach?” and the second is “where can I find a good archery … Continue reading
My daughter’s arrows are flying to the left; could a nock that is too tight cause this? She has a 16-strand bowstring of BCY 8125G with 0.021 Halo serving material. Bowstrings are oscillating left-right as they approach the bow. (You … Continue reading
To introduce a beginner to a target sight it is best to show them … Start by attaching the sight block to her bow and then install and set up the sight correctly (you may need to consult the directions—sight … Continue reading
This begins often enough with an email: Good Morning Steve, My daughter met with you a few months ago for one session and she said that you mentioned the wooden riser she has is lighter than the ones being purchased … Continue reading