Start’em Up Right

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Start’em Up Right

February 15, 2011 - Mathews Inc

By: J.J. Reich

Many experienced shooters credit their love for archery to their mom or dad. A brother, cousin, neighbor or older friend and also tops on the list for many of us. But today, that trend is changing. More and more, school teachers are helping young people fall in love with the sport.

In many cases, exposure is the only key. Just watching someone shoot arrows at targets stirs interest and makes kids want to pick up that stick and string. The best part is that any kid can learn to shoot a bow well and be successful. And with just a little practice, even shy and introverted children easily become confident and proud.

In fact, there is a long list of benefits archery provides to youth — including increased confidence, fine-motor skills, focus, patience and dedication. Thus, no matter who gets the props for introducing a new shooter to the game, archery can transform a child and their life in an amazingly positive way. And, that’s all that matters.

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