So You Want to be a (Barebow) Archer: Instincts, Gap, and String Walking

A common quandary we here at Trojan Archery encounters when teaching beginners–who all are introduced to archery through the barebow style–is how to teach them to aim. For shorter distances, the concept of “instinctive” aiming is straightforward; what you’re looking at is usually what you hit. However, for longer distances, and especially with elevation changes akin to those in a field round, the answer of … Continue reading So You Want to be a (Barebow) Archer: Instincts, Gap, and String Walking

UPDATE: Practice Times for Spring 2018

Please note that our practice times have changed for the Spring 2018 semester. Please see below for the new times. The practice session page should reflect the same changes in practice times listed below Open Practice Friday    6:00 – 10:00 PM @PED South Gym Team Practice Tuesday, Thursday    7:00 – 10:00PM @Rancho Park Archery Range Sunday    10:00 AM – 2:00PM @Pasadena Roving … Continue reading UPDATE: Practice Times for Spring 2018

So You Want to be an Archer: Intermediate Level Gears

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

So You Want to be an Archer: Beginner’s Introduction to Gear

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

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Captain Max!

So evidently “next time” came a lot sooner than we had planned. But it’s okay because there are awesome Halloween photos to share with you all! This past Friday, Trojan Archery continued a long-running tradition of the club and hosted our annual pumpkin carving and monster shoot.  Our members took off the kid gloves and took down some monsters. They then threw down even more … Continue reading It’s the Great Pumpkin, Captain Max!

So You Want to be an Archer: Physical Considerations

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