Paralympic Archery

Archery is one of the oldest sports known to mankind. Archery is extremely accessible and easily adapted for most individuals with a disability. In most cases it comes down to technique and very little adaptive equipment is needed. If an archer does need adaptations we can provide bite tabs, trigger releases, and other equipment as necessary.

Archery helps develop focus, consistency, and strength in athletes of all ages. It is very simple to learn yet requires a lifetime to truly master this sport. It is both relaxing and competitive and it's easy for entire families and groups of friends to get together to enjoy this versatile sport.

Archery equipment is provided at both group and individual lessons. Our equipment is designed to introduce the athlete to the sport. Athletes are encouraged to acquire their own equipment as they become more involved with the sport to customize their bow to their unique shooting styles.

 


2017 Group Instruction & Shooting

The 2017 archery program will be held for six consecutive weeks on Monday's from September 25 - October 30 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The cost for the six week session is $30 and includes instruction and all equipment. Archery will be held in the gymnasium at Special Olympics Alaska, located at 3200 Mountain View Drive. Pre-registration is required. Call 344-7270 to register. 

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to be prepared to shoot at 6:30 pm sharp. All individuals must change shoes / clean wheelchair wheels before entering the gym. Please park in the rear of the building and enter through the gym entrance (rear doors).

 


 Individual Instruction for Beginners

For any athlete interested in learning one-on-one we are able to offer basic instruction 1:1 upon request/availability. Call Jeff at (907) 344-7270 if you are interested.

 


Archery Resources

Full Curl Archery in Anchorage is a great resource and has an indoor range and instruction/equipment available.

Black Sheep Bowmen Archery Club on JBER hosts local competitions year round.

Northwest Archers has learn to shoot programs and hosts seasonal outdoor competitions.

Screaming Eagle Archery in Palmer.

Bear Paw Archery in Wasilla.