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Atlanta Archery Club Weekly Newsletter - January 25, 2023

Humor & The Practice Of Archery

It has been said that it takes 30 minutes to learn to shoot a bow and a lifetime to master. Well, a lifetime is a long time, and to keep the drive and passion alive, it is a great idea to have a sense of humor about your practice. Studying any discipline calls upon our focus and deserves an appropriate amount of seriousness - it can become easy to get frustrated if we do not progress as quickly as we would like. When I was teaching "The Hero Dad Infant Manual Class" to expecting fathers I would share that when it comes to activities with young children the activity takes twice as long and you get half as much done - but the key is not to get frustrated, and instead to see the humor in it! With our practice of archery, we tend to have periods of rapid growth and aha moments followed by days when we just cannot hit the mark or make the right grouping. In these moments, remember we are standing on a ball of dirt, spinning through outer space trying to hit a mark with our arrow. If you ask me, that's pretty funny. Hopefully, that will remind you to smile and laugh, and if not think about how even a "bad" day on the range playing with our bows and arrows is still better than a good day at the office or at school. See you at the range. With Gratitude, Coach Yale : )

Want bonus points with your date? Join the Valentine's Day Couples' Shootout!

Tuesday February 14, 2023 6PM - 8PM $80 per couple Join us for a unique date night experience! Free lessons for 2 and 6 raffle tickets per couple for the chance to win medals, premium chocolates or gift cards for local handmade jewelry! Share this invitation with your friends! Limited to 25 couples!

Where: SGAA Indoor Hockey Rink 2115 Mc Gee Rd SW Snellville, GA 30078 Format: 18-meters, 60 arrows Tournament Fee: $50/archer


Atlanta Archery Club is Growing! We need Coaches & Range Masters Full or part-time positions open. No experience required.

Are you a full-time parent with school-age children? A teenager looking for a flexible job after school and on weekends? A retiree who would enjoy spending time in the outdoors? Or are you just plain interested in being around archery in a paid position? Hours are 11am-8pm, 7 days/week. Open positions at these locations: 4805 Tilly Mill Rd Dunwoody GA 30360 11261 Alpharetta HW, Roswell GA, 30076 Open positions include Coach and Range Master. If you're interested or know someone that is, please email


All Archers: Get Weather Updates & Practice Cancelations:

Text "ARCHERY" to 404.998.4111


Atlanta Archery Club and USA Archery - What's the difference?

Atlanta Archery Club is a USA Archery-affiliated club. USA Archery membership is required to receive achievement pins & to participate in USA Archery events. Events run year-round for both JOAD & Adult members at various locations across the country. When signing up for events, you will be prompted to list your affiliated club - please be sure to list us! Sign up or renew your membership here If you haven't already, join our JOAD Club or our Adult Club & Start earning your pins & awards! Our adults love competing just as much as our youth archers!


The Vegas Shoot & the Indoor World Series Finals will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada

between February 3-5, 2023

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