The Flambeau Archery Club is officially off and running. We are well on our way of a great first season.
We currently have 12 archers ranging from 6th – 9th grade. Archers have been working hard at learning and practicing the proper techniques of shooting archery. Archers have to learn the eleven steps of properly shooting a bow. Our archery club is a great experience that is teaching students beyond the bow. It’s also allowing archers to improve their upper body strength, balance, coordination, mental focus, and incorporates a sense of belonging.
In addition, there are multiple educational benefits to offering an archery club in school. Archery in schools has been proven to:
Improve student motivation, attention, behavior, attendance, and focus.
Achieve state and national educational standards regarding development of micro and macro motor ability.
Improve listening and observation skills.
Engage each student in the educational process and develop relationships to promote graduation instead of drop-out.
Saturday, February 4th, Flambeau Archery Club participated in it’s first ever tournament. Archers represented Flambeau well. Although none of our archers placed, they all now have a starting point in which to improve from. I’m very proud of each and every one of my archers. They are an outstanding group of students.