Want to try archery?

At BSAC we offer two ways to go about trying archery. We have Come N Try Nights 3 times per year and New Archer Tryouts run 6 times a year and bookings are essential. Both are for individuals aged 8 and above.

If you have already tried archery or are an archer returning to the sport, you can have an assessment by one of our instructors and apply to become a full financial member on the spot.

In the New Archer Tryouts you will learn all about the correct techniques and methods to shoot archery accurately and safely, while having a fun and exciting experience.

We recommend all new archers complete the New Archer Tryouts with BSAC (or another registered archery club) before applying for full membership.

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Come 'N Try Nights
NEXT COME 'N TRY NIGHT: TBA

Come N Try Nights are a great way to try archery as a 'one-off' in a low-cost and safe manner. You will be shown the basic skills in order to safely shoot a bow and arrow.

The Come N Try Nights run on a Wednesday evening between 6-7pm, all equipment is supplied.

The session costs $25 per particpant.

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To shoot in Australia you must be a member of a recognised archery association

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New Archer Tryouts
NEXT NEW ARCHER TRYOUTS: 19th February 2022

New Archer Tryouts are run on a Saturday from 9am - 11am at the BSAC club grounds. It is tailored towards beginners who believe they may benefit from more than a 'one-off' archery experience.

The cost of the New Archer Tryout (NAT) are $45 per participant. This covers all equipment hire, training tips from our qualified instructors and temporary member affiliation fees for 6 weeks.

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Additional visits during the 6 week temporary membership will cost $5 per visit or $7.50 per evening shoot in winter. (Please note: After 6 weeks, to continue as a full member of Archery Australia you will need to pay an annual association fee).

Some benefits of archery

Confidence

Exercise

Coordination

Strength

Focus

Confidence

In archery, you can compete against others or against yourself. But the sport isn’t just about hitting bull’s-eyes. Shooting your bow and improving your form with practice also builds self-esteem.

Exercise

Besides working your upper body by drawing your bow, you can expect to walk a lot while moving between targets when shooting target archery or 3-D archery. If you don’t walk during practice sessions, Prevention magazine says drawing a bow burns about 140 calories per half-hour, the same as walking at a brisk, 3.5-mph pace.

Coordination

Many things must happen quickly to execute a good shot. Place your feet. Nock your arrow. Grip the bow, but not too firmly. Push the bow away while pulling the bowstring. Find your anchor point. Release. Many of these steps take just a few seconds, but each affects your shot. Consistent practice builds muscle memory, and your shooting becomes more instinctive.

Strength

Strengthen your arms, core, hands, chest and shoulders by practicing a proper draw. Trying to draw a bow with too much draw weight can cause injury, so begin by having a professional set your bow to the correct draw weight. As you build strength and skill, increase your draw weight.

Focus

Archers learn to tune out all distractions, focus on their form, and release the bowstring consistently. Concentrating during archery practice can help you focus better in other areas of life too. Competing in tournaments is also good practice for coping with high-pressure situations.