The game of Archery Tag is challenging. Not only are you perhaps using a bow for the first time but someone is shooting at you while you do it! Many ask, "Why do I keep missing?" There may be lots of reasons including minimal experience with the equipment, the fact that you may be running or ducking while you are shooting, wearing a mask or simply you have not been taught to shoot a bow properly. Shooting a bow well takes some good guidance and lots of practice. What "TAG TIP" can you take into the game when you don't have time for a crash course in archery?
I know that when certain things do not happen in my shooting technique my accuracy goes WAY down. As a result my effectiveness on the field and ability to help my team suffers as well. Easy shots to eliminate members of the opposite team are poorly executed and I more than often miss my target.
The key for me is my "anchor point". What is that? Generally, it is the point to where the end of the arrow that is attached to the string comes back to every time you shoot.. If it comes back to a good location each and every time you shoot then your aim will be better and your ability to make positive changes to your shot will be easier.
Take a look at these two players.
These two players were new to the game and the sport of archery when they came out to play. Let's take a look at their "anchor points". The player in left's anchor point is along side of her face. She is able to look down the shaft of the arrow and this helps her to line up her target. The player on the right's anchor point is in her chest. She has less ability to line up her shot and her accuracy suffers.
There are lots of things that need to happen to shoot a bow consistently. A consistent location to bring the arrow to each and every time will help you a lot when it comes to getting the most of your game. Pay attention to it and your game will be better for it.