For any serious
competitor, coaching is a must. The Archery Program teaches both the
physical and mental skills needed to build top performance in
competition. For 30 years, Ruth Rowe, the Head Coach, competed for
30 years, representing the United States in numerous international
competitions, including World Championships, Pan Am Games and the
Olympic Games. With her knowledge of the National Training System (NTS)
and her experience competing at the top levels, she can help
aspiring archers develop the skills for high performance.
She is presently a certified as Regional
Coach, and is working for the Elite Coach certification under the
The Archery Program teaches the
National Training System shooting technique exclusively.
Archers wanting to learn this technique and work toward
high-level performance can be coached by periodic but regular
visits to The Archery Program, supplemented by regular
coaching sessions over the internet. All sessions are
scheduled in advance. Face-to-face coaching would be over
several days. This gives the athlete a chance to learn new
material, then work on his/her own to integrate it into the
shooting with reinforcement in training sessions.
Ruth Rowe, the head coach, has a
serious interest in developing young women for success in
competition and performance at high levels.
On the local level, if the Head Coach
sees potential and desire in a student in The Archery
Program, he/she may be invited to join the Training Class for
High Performance. Archers in this group are training beyond
just shooting and are serious about achievement.
Participation is by invitation only, and to maintain a
position in the Training Class, athletes are evaluated on a
regular basis for progress and achievement. Besides the
weekly class, they train on their own and have a regimen to
follow, and are required to compete in designated local,
regional and national tournaments.