Archery has been practiced throughout the centuries, in warfare, competition, hunting and sport. DATeam makes use of the long
recurved Olympic bow.
Archery teaches you to cut out all the unnecessary background noise, focus on the task at hand and visualize the outcome.
In stepping up to the shooting line your concentration should only be on achieving the end result, and what is needed to get there.
Breathe slowly, calmly and visualize the arrow hitting its intended mark. In listening to the facilitator, and following instructions
any challenges will be turned into achievements. Although an individual effort, every point counts towards the team’s total score.
Fun is the most important ingredient
Archery: A Sport Thoroughly Enjoyed by Females & Males
The Ancient art of ‘Archery’ is been practiced throughout the world.
Target Archery requires, belief in One’s self, Focus, Balance and Concentration.
Traditionally ‘Archers’ were heroes in several mythologies including Cupid!
ARCHERY IN BATTLE
In 1200 BC the Hittites and Assyrians shot their bows from chariots, becoming fearsome opponents in battle. They made their
bows with tendon, horn and wood and then developed a new re-curved shape. This made their bows shorter and more powerful,
making them easier to handle for an archer on horseback.
A NOBLE TEAM Sport
Archery was the favourite sport of the Egyptian pharaohs during the 18th dynasty (1567-1320 BC). Many centuries later,
some of the earliest recorded archery tournaments took place during the Zhou (Chou) dynasty (1027- 256 BC) in China.
Archery was predominantly a Nobility Sport at the time. Much later, English writers honoured the longbow for famous contributions
to their country’s victories in the battles of Crécy, Agincourt and Poitiers.
Legend portrays Robin Hood as a fearless outlaw, leading his “merry men,” into victory after victory, distributing wealth to the poor.
The MOST DECORATED ARCHER
Archery first appeared in the Olympic Games in 1900, was contested again in 1904, 1908 and 1920, then again, after an
absence of 52 years, from 1972 to the present. The most decorated archer in Olympic history is Hubert Van Innis of Belgium
who competed in 1900 and 1920, winning six gold and three silver medals.
In the 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event
that first took place in Paris, France, in 1900.
Competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28 in 1900 World’s Fair.
The ‘Long Recurve Bow’ is enjoyed, by ‘All’ at the ‘Olympic Games’.
In our ‘Team Build’, a Final “shoot out” takes place to establish the most proficient Archer & Top performer of the day.
The delegates have the opportunity to experience and master this ancient skill of Archery while enjoying the team comradeship.
Why you choose this package!
Anchor: A stable spot of bowstring arm (on cheek) during the aim. Also known as ‘anchor point’.
Arm guard: A strap on the bow arm that may be used for protection against the impact of the bowstring during release.
Arrow: The projectile shot using a bow. Most typically, it would be a linear, slender rod.
Arrowhead: This is generally a distinctive piece, that is sealed or screwed into an arrow shaft. This is the hitting end of an arrow.
Arrow Nock: A notch is a v edge at the back end of the arrow for accepting the bowstring.
Arrow Rest: A tool on the arrow shelf that is used for holding the arrow until the release.
Arrow Shaft: A rod from which the arrow is made up of. This is the arrow before it is cut, feathered and pointed.
Arrow Shelf: This is where the arrow sits and is above the bow’s handle/grip.
Bull’s Eye: The nucleus is the target point, which determines the highest score points.
Butt: Is an upright stand or pile of earth on which the targets are placed onto.
Feather: A feather as a whole or its part being used on the arrow for direction.
Feet per Second: The calculation of the speed of an arrow, once it has been released from the bow.
Finger Pinch: A condition in which the archer’s finger will be pinched against the arrow by bowstring while dragging it back.
Flight Arrow: A longer and lighter arrow that has little feathers. This is used for distance shooting.
Flight Bow: A stronger bow whose draw weight would surpass hundred pounds. This is specifically designed for flight shooting.
Flight Shooting: Act of shooting to check how far the archer can shoot an arrow. Also called as ‘distance
Flinching: To move the bow’s arm or drawing hand just prior to its release.
Follow-Through: To hold the release position until the target has been hit by the arrow.
Foot Markers: The devices which denote the foot positions of the shooter at the shooting line. This is for ensuring the constant foot position.
Grip: The central portion of the bow-handle which is clutched by the shooter.
Ground Quiver: A metallic device, which is pressed into the ground for holding bows and arrows.
Handle: The central part of the bow, which the limbs of the bow are attached to it. This is the non-working part of the bow.
Hit: The arrow, which penetrates itself into one of the scoring regions on the target’s face.
Holding: To maintain the bow and arrow in a constant position during full draw just before the release.
Home: An arrow when it is completely drawn and ready to be shot.
Let Down: To release the tension after having fully drawn but without having the arrow released.
Limb: The parts of a bow that are stretching from riser to the tips. This is the working section of the bow.
Nock: A notch at the hind side of the arrow that enables the arrow to be held at the bowstring while keeping it in position for shooting.
Point-On: To measure the distance, that an arrow is shot by a bow.
Recurve: A bow design in which the limbs would form a curving arc between the riser and the limb tips, and the string when you brace the bow.
Stabilizer: A set of rods being used for providing stability to the bow.
Tune: The act of getting the bow to fire an arrow straight and quietly.
Window: The viewing place between the bow’s side and the bowstring at full draw.
Archery Team Building The Range Safety Measures
With regards to DATeam’s safety measures, we provide the following:
• A safety net to act as a backstop, this is strung up behind the archery targets and buttresses
• The two sides of the range are cordoned off with rope, red bunting and flags, creating a safety barrier
• The shooting line is demarcated by means of rope on the ground. One person from every team walks up to this mark, and shoots from there. A DATeam Facilitator mans this area, and once the delegates have shot and he calls ‘Safe’, the archer is now permitted to collect their arrows and tally their scores
• DATeam provides one gazebo per archery station, placed over the team’s table in the waiting area (each team has their own waiting area). This is where the delegates view, encourage their team mates and wait their turn.
• There is one bow per team, ensuring no misfires from the waiting area
• DATeam supplies an arm guard per team, to protect and prevent injury from the impact of the bowstring during the release of arrow
• No alcoholic beverages or controlled substances may be consumed prior to or during the event
• It is recommended that all shooters wear shoes that fully cover the entire foot. Open-toed sandals or flip-flops are not allowed