Burscough Archers

Training - The Beginning ...



We are able to offer training from absolute beginner with instruction provided by our accredited coaches. Beginners' training courses are available. On completing a beginners’ course you will be awarded a recognised certificate of competence which will enable you to develop your archery experience at any Archery GB-affiliated club, although we'd obviously prefer it if you were to stay with us! The courses have proven popular, with over 300 passing our beginners' course so far, and many staying on to become full members. Whilst you will need to check availability (See the Calendar Page for the current situation), you won't need to rush out and spend money: all equipment is provided. We only run our beginners courses during the summer season, April to September.

Our current charges (payable in advance) for beginners' courses are
  • Juniors (10-17 years) £50
  • Seniors (18 years+) £60
  • Parent and child taking the course together - Special rate of £100
The beginners' course takes place over four consecutive Sunday afternoons, each session lasting one-and-a-half hours. It's a structured course, so to complete it you'll need to attend all four sessions. Places are limited to allow for club shooting and competitions. As a result our courses do fill up quickly so book early!
On completion of the course, if you do decide to stay with us, you'll be able to use the club equipment until you're ready to buy your own.
Please feel free to contact one of our coaches for more information, or get in touch via social media. Contact details are on the Contact Us page.

Alternatively, you can make a booking by emailing
booking@burscougharchers.org.uk

Training - Going Forward ...

If you join us, you'll be allocated a Buddy, an experienced member, to help you manage the transition over your first three visits from newbie to comfortable member. More information on the Burscough Archers’ Buddy Scheme is on the Archery GB website: Burscough Archers’ new buddy scheme empowers beginners - Archery GB

Once you are a member you will have access to more advanced training. During the year we host training sessions with coaching provided by county-level coaches. They'll analyse your technique and equipment and give advice where they think it's needed. These are very popular amongst members, and we do open the attendance list to other clubs in the area.
During the winter, we also hold monthly theory sessions at the Fiveways Toby Carvery, on the Fiveways junction of the A59 and Southport Road, Ormskirk. Topics vary from the slightly more informative, such as choosing equipment, to the slightly more fun, such as how archery is shown in films.

If you do decide to join us after your training is complete, our fees are ...
for members aged 10 to 17 - £33.20
for members aged 18 to 24 - £82.00
for members 25 and over - £116.00