Coach - Kelly Gaston
Grades 6th - 8th
Congratulations to the 2013
Clanton Middle School Archery Team
6th Grade Team
Adam Jacks Angel Singleton Ashlyn Willis Austin Rodgers
Cade Williams Caitlin Burnett Caleb Jones Jordan Johnson
Keilan Peoples Logan House Madeline Hayes Madison Easterling
Nathan Cantley Noah Nelson Pate McCullough Sydney Collins
7th – 8th Grade Team
Abby Cleckler Andrew Evans Anna Calhoun Bethany Baugh
Clayton Collum Colby Parker Dalton Mims Dawson Davis
Devin Gray Elizabeth Smith Emma Cleckler Gage Minor
Hunter Moore Jenah Connell Kaitlyn Prima Katlyn Johnson
Katherine Shaw Ke'Shawn Williams Kyla Corley Molly Desmond
Price Walker Sarah Lindsey Shyanne Inman Stephanie Collins
Tanner Jones Vongsa Khampharasavath
Practice: Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Clanton Middle School
Review the following information and then answer the questions below on your own paper.
Bring your paper to practice to get signed off.
Archery Safety Procedures
Always listen to the archery range instructor.
Always inspect equipment for cracks or damaged areas on
the bow limbs, strings, and arrows; remove any damaged
materials from the shooting area.
Observe courtesy and sportsmanship ideals.
Only approach the shooting line after hearing two whistle
Keep your arrows in your quiver until a whistle is blown one
time to load your bows and begin shooting.
Your arrows should always be pointed downrange while
loading the bow.
Shoot only at the target directly in front of you.
Always look downrange and beyond your target to be sure
that there are no obstructions and the range is clear beyond
Shoot with one foot on each side of the shooting line.
Stop shooting immediately and set your bow down if there
are five or more whistle blasts.
Only approach the target after hearing three whistles and
hearing the command to walk to the targets.
Always carry arrows with one hand on the points and the
other hand placed around the shafts just below the fletching.
Always store the archery equipment in a secure and locked
area with only adult access.
Store all gear including bows, targets and arrows in a dry
area with moderate temperatures.
Archery Range Rules
1. Know and obey all range commands and instructors.
2. Always keep your arrows in your quivers until told to shoot with
the “one whistle” command.
3. Only use the arrows your instructor gave you. Remember what
they look like.
4. Always keep your arrows pointed down to the floor or at the
5. Only aim and shoot at your target downrange.
6. If you drop an arrow, leave it on the ground until you are told to
retrieve all your arrows.
7. Always walk on the archery range.
8. Always be courteous to the shooter next to you.
9. Stand behind the waiting line when you are finished or not
10. Only one archer may retrieve their arrows from the target at a
11. Be sure no one is behind you when removing your arrows.
12. Walk back to the waiting line and return your arrows to your
quivers after retrieving them.
13. SAFETY IS ALWAYS FIRST PRIORITY!
Two Blasts—Archers may walk to the shooting line.
One Blast—Archers may load their bows.
Three Blasts—Archers may walk to the target line to retrieve arrows.
Five Blasts—Do not shoot. If bow is loaded, put the arrow back in the quiver and wait.
Answer the following questions on your own paper:
Question 1: What is the first priority in the archery program? (a) Having fun (b) Going to the regional meet (c) Safety (d) Preservation of our equipment
Question 2: What does five whistle blasts indicate? (a) Stop and do not shoot (b) Return the bow to the box (c) Walk to the shooting line (d) Archers may load their bows
Question 3: In what direction should arrows be loaded and shot? (a) To the sides of the room (b) Downrange only (c) Uprange only (d) Toward the shooting line
Question 4: What is the signal that indicates that it is safe to approach the target line to retrieve arrows? (a) One whistle blast (b) Two whistle blasts (c) Three whistle blasts (d) Five whistle blasts
Question 5: Which of the following behaviors is acceptable on the archery range? (a) Wandering around the range while archers are shooting (b) Walk at all times and obey whistle signals (c) Retrieving arrows out of single target at the same time as other archers (d) Shooting with both feet on the same side of the shooting line
Question 6: How should arrows be carried on the range? (a) Points down (b) Points up (c) Alternating points up and points down (d) In the archer's pants pockets
Question 7: Which target is acceptable to shoot at? (a) Any of the targets that is downrange of the archers (b) Whichever target is indicated by the whistle signal (c) Only the target directly in front of the archer (d) The target indicated by the coach's pointer
Question 8: What does one whistle blast indicate? (a) Stop and do not shoot (b) Archers may load their bows (c) Walk to the shooting line (d) Archers may retrieve their arrows
Question 9: If an arrow is dropped, what should the archer do? (a) Leave it there until the signal to retrieve arrows is given (b) Pick the arrow up and return it to the quiver (c) Pick the arrow up and load it into the bow (d) Kick the arrow downrange past the shooting line
Question 10: What is the meaning of the three whistle blast signal? (a) Archers may load their bows (b) Archers pick up a bow and approach the shooting line (c) Archers may fire (d) Archers may retrieve their arrows
Bring your answer sheet to practice for sign off.