Sharpening focus and grades through archery

Outside of archery I work in academia so this is of interest in many ways.


This week we’ve been talking about how technology is affecting children, and we talked about the importance of taking breaks from devices.  One place kids are doing that is at the Lancaster Archery Academy in East Lampeter Township.

Archery is the fastest growing sport in the United States, and here at Lancaster Archery Academy,  parents drive their children in from as far away as New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland.

“It teaches them concentration, determination, perseverance, and individual accomplishments and goal setting,” says Mark Woodie of Elkton, Maryland.

Not only that, but they also make the drive to Lancaster because of the state of the art facility, which boasts 46 lanes for shooting practice.  Also, because of the instructors who are all certified under USA Archery.   The instructors say they’re not surprised at how popular archery has become since the hit movie “Hunger Games.”

It’s a good thing it’s gaining popularity…

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