The club has a number of juniors from aged 10 upwards and host fun events throughout the year.
On Sundays our development officer, Sarah, takes time out of her session to give coaching to all members. This includes juniors and usually their parents.
Taking up archery as a junior can improve hand-eye coordination, patience, and focus. The younger juniors usually see archery as more of a game than a sport and we encourage this with activities such as “balloon clout” and “bake a cake”. As the juniors get older they begin to appreciate archery as a sport and then we can begin to shift focus towards competition and skill aquisition. Our qualified coaches can make sure that every junior gets out of the sport what they want in a safe and supportive environment.
Juniors may also benefit from Yorkshire based junior sessions run within the region. Yorkshire junior sessions are run at NFP Archery in Huddersfield by Helen Woodcock. Arrowhawks academy is hosted at Haxby scout hut during the winter and at York Bird of Prey Centre during the summer. This is run by senior coach Kath Fitzpatrick. Details can be found at http://www.yorkshirearchery.co.uk/juniors.html and https://www.facebook.com/arrowhawksarchery/
The club has a strict child and vunerable adults protection policy which must be followed at all times and all coaches are DBS checked for working with children. If you have any questions then feel free to contact our safeguarding officer. Due to the nature of the sport, and our insurance, any under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Accompanied means within sight and sound.
Over the summer of 2019 two of our younger experienced archers, Jess and Dan, will be running some fun junior sessions. These sessions will run on the last Friday of every month at 6.30 pm starting in April. The sessions will include fun games and help juniors from within the club develop friendships. Our normal safeguarding rules will apply as these are not coached sessions, although Dan is a qualified level 1 coach, so parents must remain within sight and sound of their children at all times. The club house will be open and the normal tea and coffee facilities available.