Originally Posted by Pinwheel1969
1st year youths I start w/ saftey. Then work in a little form issue's. Start them close. At like 10 yds. At the end of training scedule we will move back to 15,20,30 yards. Saftey / Form, and Technique are big 3 in a archer who is succussfull. At those ages definatley throw in form and technique right away. Along w/ saftey you dont want them to develope bad habits on there own. so good luck!! Teaching youths is a blast....
I taught a couple of boy scout groups for there archery merit badges!
Pinwheel is right on the money!
1 at a time, safety first & allways,keep the poundage low,(they had 20# recurves) keep the shooting close 10 to 15 yds.
And at sometimes, back them up to 20yds no future.
Show them proper form with you talking them threw it!
Dont let them get to close to the target, I had one boy walk up 5 yds while i wasnt looking and shoot the target it bounced off and almost hit him,i made him set it out.
Watch them, dont make the group to large.
I was teaching 15 didnt know it was that big until i got there,thats to many!
Have fun with them.
If its a couple of kids, get a 2 liter coke bottle,a fishin pole,& some judo points.
Drag it across the ground 20yds away & let them, have at it.
Thats what i do to the nephews that already shoot targets,find things to keep it fun,but safe!