With the equipment discussed in the last part of our SYWTBA series, Beginner’s Introduction to Gears, we have completed the so-called barebow recurve set-up. This set-up, despite the connotation of the name, is by its own right a recognized archery discipline. By virtue of being a college club, we here at Trojan Archery are also interested in providing resources for those who shoot in the … Continue reading So You Want to be an Archer: Intermediate Level Gears
As we all drag ourselves by the skin, teeth, nails – you get the gist – that are left to us after finals take their due, we here at Trojan Archery cannot help but look back at the past semester with a strong sense of pride. Over the past 4 months, we have introduced hundreds of beginners to the sport of archery, gained dozens of … Continue reading The Winter Wrap-Up
Following in the wake of the USC-UCLA rivalry week, we here at Trojan Archery thought it would be good to try and build a sense of community and camaraderie with our brothers and sisters in arm guards at UCLA by…… …….having a joint-shoot-turned-tournament. Because sibling-esque rivalry is how we show each other love. The mini tourney featured individual events at 18 meters with archers shooting … Continue reading Rivalry Week Recap: USC vs. UCLA Archery
Archery is a sport in which both the physicality of the shooter and the physical performance and design of the bows and its parts work in tandem to produce accurate and reproducible shots. To that end, the bow itself contains significantly more pieces than most casual observers can surmise; with each piece serving a particular function in making the shot the most accurate and reproducible. … Continue reading So You Want to be an Archer: Beginner’s Introduction to Gear
This past Friday, our club members participated in their first official scoring round: 3 arrows over 10 ends for a total of 300 points. Did things get intense? Maybe. Did people enjoy themselves? Sure looks like it. This was also the first opportunity for our club members to begin earning their achievement pins. This was an opportunity for our members to check their growth and … Continue reading The First Pin’s the Sweetest
We here at Trojan Archery are excited to announce that our club will be participating in the USA Archery Adult Achievement Program! In order to for the developing archer to track—and, honestly, flaunt–their progress in the sport, we will begin offering mini tournament style 300 Rounds (ten ends of three arrows for a maximum of 300 points). By tracking the score with USAA’s scoring matrix, … Continue reading Calling All Achievement Hunters!
So you have decided to become an archer; where does one actually begin? For many of our dedicated readers and club members, the answer to that question is a simple one: go to a beginner class. For most other archers, however, the process starts by considering a few of their physical attributes that plays important role in the shooting process. Hand and eye dominance Save … Continue reading So You Want to be an Archer: Physical Considerations
During the June 25th Sunday 300 Round Competition at the Pasadena Roving Archers (PRA), the Trojan Archery Team had the honor of shooting alongside Dr. Ron Wong – Senior Games Gold Medalist (85 years), longtime PRA member, and retired USC faculty member. It just goes to show you are never too old to pursue your passion for archery! It was a fantastic experience for the … Continue reading Competing with retired USC faculty member, Dr. Ron Wong