Archery Seminar Series

Sometimes you just have to dig deeper into a subject to truly understand it. Here at Rising Phoenix we are constantly creating innovative ways to explain archery so that our students understand. Occasionally the subject matter takes a bit more time to explain then we can fit in a regular class. Our solution was to build a new seminar series on topics we feel are important for archers or their support teams.

We believe the diverse topics of our seminar series offers something for everyone. “How to Select the Right Equipment” is perfect for the newest members of JOAD who are looking to make that leap into getting equipment of their own and “How to Build Strength and Prevent Injury” is an ideal topic for both new and veteran archers.

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How to Select the Right Equipment

Including selecting and building the right arrow.

May 13th  – 1 pm to 4 pm –  Cost: $30 per person

Buying equipment is a large investment. It is intimidating and you have to put alot of trust in the store clerk. Hopefully they know what they are doing and more importantly are not selling you what you don’t need.

If you have ever looked at an arrow chart, you will understand why this is such a challenging task. Selecting the right arrow will improve the archers consistency tremendously. Knowing how to properly build that arrow and why will save you hundred if not thousands of dollars over the archers career.

  • Learn how to shop for the right bow and accessories for you or your athlete.
  • Learn what the terms mean and what is really important and what is just marketing hype.
  • Find out how to save money by knowing where to shop and how to recognize a deal.
  • Q & A Period for all your questions
  • Differences in Spine and what that means.
  • How to adjust an arrow and tune it to you.
  • What are the differences between the large variety of fletchings and why is that important. When to use them.
  • How to properly install  a variety of fletchings
  • When to use an offset. When to use a helical. What that actually means.
  • How to use the Vane Master Pro. Participants will also be offered an opportunity to order this jig at a discounted rate.

Fitness and Injury Prevention

October 8th – 1pm to 3pm – Cost: Free

Dr. Nora Zona of Michigan Optimal Health Center is an avid archer herself. She understands the repetitive nature of our sport and the bio-mechanics that an archer uses in executing the shot. Her seminar will focus on preventive steps archers can take to avoid potential injuries.

She is also an avid crossfit trainer and has a series of specialized drills and exercises you can do that specifically target the needs of an archer. Like any athlete, proper nutrition will support muscle growth and promote endurance. Only archers know how hard it is to stand still.

Endurance- How is archery an endurance sport?

Strength- At the core of every great Archer is…?

Flexibility-Stretch, Stretch, and Stretch some more!

Mobility- How to increase range of motion so you can increase performance

Coordination- Many things must happen quickly to execute a good shot…

Focus, Confidence, and Relaxation—Tune out all distraction, build self-esteem, release stress.

Archer Support

October 15th – 1pm to 3pm – Cost: Free

Archery is a unique sport. Its supposed to be the archer vs. themselves. Everyone knows that when an athlete begins to have expectations for themselves or the “support team” has an expectation of the archers performance, chaos can develop. This seminar is for the support team. The coaches can’t be everywhere at all times and on the day of a tournament, they are often athletes themselves.  This is one of the things that makes archery unique.

On the day of the shoot, the support team plays a vital role and may actually shape the outcome. Often parents are not prepared to balance constructive reinforcement and direct feedback in a way the athlete will accept.


  • What does support really mean.
  • Things to say and what not to say to the athlete.
  • How to coach your kid during a tournament.
  • Questions to ask and what to avoid.
  • What back-up or spare parts should you own and know how to install.