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 an observer to a recreational or casual archer. Whether your plan is to shoot your bow in your backyard, in the forest, ascend the
podium in the Olympic stadium, or somewhere in between, there’s a place in archery for
So which type of bow should you shoot as an archery beginner? Local archery
clubs 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.
To start, find a local club. Clubs welcome beginners and will guide you, offering you the opportunity to try archery equipment and practice shooting.
There are many clubs that offer archery lessons for kids and adults.
Archery is one of the safest sports you can try? It’s true! Archery is
safer than basketball, baseball, soccer and even golf. All our programs outline basic archery
safety rules for before, during and after you shoot.
AFGRI Supporting our World Archery High Performance Program