The last indoor Colts session was a quieter one. The session started with 9 Colts ready to shoot. Today was all about the mental aspect of the sport. We started, as always, with warm-ups but with each of the Colts leading a section with their favourite exercise (they've been listening and taking it all on board as it was a very varied warm up that covered all of the bases!).
The next part of the session was focused on the archers focusing on their shot routines. With clip boards, pens and paper at hand they all started to break down their shooting into the minute steps that all archers take as they step on the line and go through their shots. Initially, the Colts were a bit blase about the whole thing and there were a few mutterings of, 'Just point, aim and shoot!'. So we got the archers to talk the coaches through it as they shot!
There was a sudden focus as they began to realise that every part of the shot could be described and that they made very specific choices at crucial moments. There were even a few times when they were sooooo sure that they did 'something' but when it came to the execution, the reality was very different. One of the archers questioned, 'Why bother?' but it was surprising (and heartening) that the other junior archers quickly responded with the importance of how having a consistent routine could only help with improvement (the lessons are being learnt!).
End of the session...chocolate eggs (the gold medal of training sessions)...closest to the X...
It was remarkable how the children shot in the last few ends when the pressure was on! Everyone came away with an egg and it's testament to the work of the coaches in the last few weeks that there were very few arrows outside of the gold!
Outdoors next week...longer distances...BBQ season!
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