Oxford Archery Training Centre – Winter Term 2016-17 – Foundation Tier

About the centre

Sign up using the links below for the Winter Term 2017 of coaching and workshops at the Oxford Archery training centre, in partnership with ArcheryGB. As in the Autumn Term, the centre will deliver more than 20 hours of structured tuition in 8 sessions over an 8 week term – your joining fee for the term gives you access to all of these, and there are no hidden additional costs. The course structure is designed to improve your skills as an archer in four key areas: technique, physical fitness, equipment, and psychological preparedness. At the start of term a thorough assessment will help you set a baseline and your goals for the term, and to help us split you into groups according to your current skills and performance level. This is repeated at the end of term so that you can see how far you have met your goals and to identify areas for further improvement; results will be provided to all archers along with videos of their shooting and other resources on a USB stick.

Archers of all bowstyles and ages are welcome – all we ask is that you have the will and dedication to improve your archery.


Lead Coach: Nat Merry

Compound and recurve coach with ten years experience in performance coaching including at Oxford University as head coach, London University, Nottingham University, Oxford Archers, and the highly successful Oxfordshire county squad. GMB (compound).

Coach: Antje Frotscher

Development specialist with a proven track record bringing archers from intermediate levels up to competitive standard, coach to Oxford University and Oxford Archers; Antje is also an England international (recurve) and GMB.

Centre assistant: David Timmins

GMB and England international, GB Masters champion 2016, National Series finalist 2014


All sessions start at 9am prompt, end at 11.30 am, and are held at the Oxford Archers ground at Oxford RFC, North Hinksey unless otherwise stated.

7 January – Initial assessment day

14 January – Understanding biomechanics

21 January – Bowfit basics – exploring training strategies to improve your strength and endurance for archery

28 January – Getting the best from your bow – equipment overhaul and tuning


11 February – Technique focus (including video work)

18 February – Approaches to psychology and competition

25 February – End of term assessment

4 March, EVENING – Putting it into Practice (floodlit WA720 round)

Sign up for the course here:

Questions? Please contact Nat on nat.merry(at)gmail.com. Are you a coach or coach candidate and would like to assist at the centre to improve your skills and earn CPD points? Register for the free coach/assistant ticket below.

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