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The course teaches target Olympic-style Archery. It is designed to accommodate the beginning archer.  The emphasis is on establishing a solid foundation and improves students skills significantly among the topics covered are: equipment, alignment, anchor, aiming, release and scoring. The course focus during the first month of the quarter is on developing fundamental of archery. The various distances shooting practice will be expected and focused during the latter portion of the course. Students must be patient, and should be made aware that archery is a unique sport that is detail orientated and committed to consistency and accuracy.

Clothing for Class:

The course will be held at Howard Field. Students are encouraged to come to class in comfortable attire that permits safety, flexibility, comfort, warmth, and does not restrict movement. Gym-shoes and running shoes are encouraged. In addition, the class will probably meet on rainy days during the spring Quarter. If we are not able to participate on rainy or extraordinarily windy days, you may still be required to check in for attendance purposes and you can watch an archery video instead.

Grading and Policy:

Archery is a participatory class.   Pass/No pass of 0.5 unit of Credit. Grade will be based on attendance/participation rather than skill level achievement. There are no skill tests that affect your grade.

Consistent attendance is encouraged and essential for learning progress.

In addition, technical and tactical skill development is assessed and supported throughout the quarter.

Class Safety:

There are risks and dangers inherent in participation in a PHE activity course. Injury resulting from participation is always a possibility in physical activity.

Archery range safety is mostly common sense and awareness of the immediate surroundings. Students must be aware of shooting surroundings frequently and make sure no one can stray into the shooting area and no one directly behind the arrow when you pulling it from the target. In addition, for the reason of not to interfere with shooting, any jewelry such as a necklace, bracelets, dangling earrings, and watches as well as hat with large brim should be removed during the shooting period. Moreover, when unsafe situation is occurring, you will hear a “Cease Fire” from instructor; you must hold your shoot immediately and drop the equipment on the ground. In addition, “dry fire” is prohibited (releasing the string without an arrow on it). Otherwise, you will be asked to leave the class and charged with an absent. This is the students’ responsibility. Overall, student must be prudent to utilize the equipment and follow the instructions, guidelines, and pay special attention while you practice archery.

There are lockers in the woman’s locker room are available for female students to use during the quarter, but you may also bring your backpack and belongings out to the archery range, and it is important to store them well behind the shooing line.

Make sure you know your bow and arrow numbers, and use them prudently. Turn in the bow and the arrows and other parts of equipment directly to the locker room when you are done with them. In addition, you are required to report lost or damaged arrows since these are a safety hazard for other students. You must also report lost equipment (arrows, finger tab, armguard), though all equipment are numbered and checked on shooting days.

Class Rules and Behavioral Expectations:

The Physical Education Program provides all equipment and there is no course equipment fee. However, the students are responsible for lost equipment or damages that are a result of careless use.

It is important to enter class earlier to get your equipment ready and participate in learning from beginning to end. Also, do not leave class early. Leaving class early is only allowed with the instructor’s permission before the class.

Do not chew gum or eat anything during class. It is dangerous as well as distracting.

Turn off all cell phones, beepers, CD players, iPods, etc. If cell phone or beeper rings in class, you will be asked to leave the classroom.


"There are risks and dangers inherent in participating and/or receiving instruction in a PE 1 activity course.  Injury resulting from participation is always a possibility in physical activity. Please carefully follow the guideline provided by your instructor and adhere to any rules established by the instructor.  Please notify your instructor immediately if you become injured or ill, or feel that you shouldn't participate in a given activity. Unless otherwise expressly indicated by the student, the assumption is that the student is in good health and is capable of participating in all facets of the physical activity related to this class."