Archery is a Paralympic sport of concentration, strength and accuracy. Whether using a compound or recurve bow, using a mouth tab or any other adaptive device, anyone with a physical disability can compete in archery. The goal is the small, centered bullseye! Coaches offer techniques and training to better athletes’ skills in the sport. Learn more about scholarships here.
Right or left-hand bows, and all other equipment will be provided. Coaches will make modifications and use adaptive equipment based on initial assessment of athlete’s abilities.
- Must only have a physical disability
- Successful tryout or recommendation by staff
- Possess the skill and desire to compete at a higher level
- Must be able to comprehend and retain rules and skills, and then build upon them from week to week
- 1:1 support is not provided, so must be able to train, compete, function in a group setting and follow the coach’s directions without volunteer assistance
- Athletes will train with the goal of participating in competitions in and/or out of San Antonio
- Can be independently ambulatory or use assistive devices such as crutches, walker or wheelchair
- Must independently adhere to safety guidelines associated with archery
- Athlete must adhere to range commands and follow safety guidelines with the bows and arrows on the range