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About a year ago, my fifth grader came home beyond excited about something that was happening at his school. They were starting a youth archery program through the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Their school is now in the second year of teaching Archery during school hours, and they even have an after school Archery Club meeting once a week. From what I have seen, the teachers and kids really enjoy the archery program. Archery is a fast-growing sport and hobby for people of all ages and athletic abilities.Genesis Bows are a great choice for beginners. Archery practice improves hand-eye coordination and balance, plus increases patience and focus. I have personally seen it give kids a greater connection to the outdoors.
My own kids enjoyed archery so much at school that our family ended up taking up archery as a hobby. We like to go to our local archery range together. We take our bow on camping trips and set up targets for practice in remote areas.
We recently got a Genesis Bow, arrows and an archery target. That’s the basic archery supplies you need to set up a backyard archery range. If you set up a home range, you’ll first need to check your local city/county bow ordinances to make sure it is permitted. Safety is the most important thing, so be sure everyone is aware of target practice safety rules and provide constant supervision.
I totally surprised my boys with the custom Genesis Bow, which I ordered online at Genesis Build-a-Bow. I picked the Genesis Original Bow because it is the official bow of NASP® – used by over 2 million kids annually in 13,000+ schools. This bow has up to a 30″ draw length so it fits just about anyone. The draw weights adjust from 10 to 20 pounds, so it’s easy for all ages and sizes to shoot. I have three boys (ages 6, 8, and 12) who can use this bow. My kids will never outgrow this bow! Even my husband and I can use it.
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Do you have any archery experience? Has your school started an archery program? Would your child enjoy learning archery?