Beginners Course

An archery beginners' course is a prerequisite to joining any archery club. The primary aim of a beginner's course is to ensure that you can shoot safely.  
The format of the Thirsk Bowmen beginners' course is 3 hours of online virtual sessions to cover book work and 6-8 hours of practical sessions at the club’s outdoor field to cover the physical aspects. To successfully complete the course, you’ll need attend all the sessions.


For 2022, 4 courses are planned as follows:


Course 1


•    26/04/22 19:00-20:30 Virtual Session via Zoom
•    30/04/22 10:00-14:00 Practical Session at the field
•    01/05/22 10:00-14:00 Practical Session at the field
•    04/05/22 19:00-20:30 Virtual Session via Zoom


Course 2


•    24/05/22 19:00-20:30 Virtual Session via Zoom
•    28/05/22 10:00-14:00 Practical Session at the field
•    29/05/22 10:00-14:00 Practical Session at the field
•    01/06/22 19:00-20:30 Virtual Session via Zoom


Course 3


•    14/06/22 19:00-20:30 Virtual Session via Zoom
•    21/06/22 18:30-20:30 Practical Session at the field
•    22/06/22 18:30-20:30 Practical Session at the field
•    23/06/22 18:30-20:30 Practical Session at the field
•    29/06/22 19:00-20:30 Virtual Session via Zoom


Course 4


•    19/07/22 19:00-20:30 Virtual Session via Zoom
•    23/07/22 10:00-14:00 Practical Session at the field
•    24/07/22 10:00-14:00 Practical Session at the field
•    27/07/22 19:00-20:30 Virtual Session via Zoom


A device capable of using Zoom video communications will be required for the virtual sessions. All equipment is provided for the physical sessions. 


Among other things, the course covers:


•    The different types of Archery and Bows  
•    Equipment, how to select it and identify damage/faults 
•    Range Layout, Commands and Safety Procedures
•    Shooting Technique 
•    Scoring and Progress/Achievement Awards


The courses are open to anyone over the age of 8. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also taking the course.
The course costs £60 for adults and £45 for under 18s.  Please note that the full fee is required at the time of booking. Cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of the course will receive a refund of the course cost, less a £10 administration fee. Cancellations made within 14 days of the course will not receive a refund. Bookings and enquiries can be made by contacting the club secretary at tb.secretary@outlook.com.


Further information on joining fees is given here.

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