Good luck for NFAS nationals

So the National Field Archery Society, national championships are just round the corner. I always see this as the culmination of the NFAS calendar of events.

For those unfamiliar with the format of the championships, it is a two day event where competitors shoot 2 different courses over unmarked distances. A couple of difference to this year’s event sees the competition going back to being solely paper faces. For the last couple of years it’s been a near 50/50 split of paper and 3D targets. This year also sees an increase to 40 targets on both days from the normal 36. Another development is the early start to registration on Sunday, which registration starting at 7 am and ending at 8 am. More details can be found on an earlier post or on the nfas website.

Sadly yet again this year I approach it feeling unprepared and not at full health. Maybe one year I might not fall victim to a flu bug or make the time to practise more in the run up to it. Yes I know what many of you might think, he’s just making excuses, he’ll be fine, he always shoots well.

Well let me just share these words of wisdom I read recently.

Practise breeds confidence, confidence breeds’ success.

I haven’t felt well enough to practise, so I am lacking confidence therefore not expecting success.

Anyway, enough of my moans, I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish good luck to all attending the event. Fingers crossed it will stay dry.

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NFAS archers wanting to attend 3D Championships – please read

I’m passing on an important message from the President of the NFAS (National Field Archery Society), Trish Jones, to all NFAS archers wanting to attend the 3D championships in 2015.

The address shown in the latest issue of the NFAS magazine for posting entry forms in is incorrect

The correct address is

7 Heaton Gardens
Edlington
Doncaster
S. Yorks
DN12 1SY

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Question to all archers – How do you overcome a bad shot?

How do you overcome a bad shot or a poor round?
Whether this means a missed target or reduced score.
What do you say to yourself to buck yourself up or doesn’t it effect you?
What coping mechanism or strategies do you apply? 
To be honest I really struggle with this in a big way and with the NFAS national championships in a few days I’m feeling less confident than ever.
Looking forward to your answers.
Thanks for reading,