A few weeks back I mentioned how excited Chris Wu was to be a coach. I totally get it. I feel entirely ENTHUSIASTIC.
This blog is proof that the people who are interested in archery are amazing people to meet, and its given me a real push to talk to every one of them that I can. It's going to be awesome to add another level to that. It's like when I stay at my mom's. She runs a bed and breakfast and people who choose those places tend to like to chat with whoever's at the breakfast table. I love to come out to have friendly, interesting conversations with my bacon and eggs.
The things that adults do for recreation and their reasons for getting out there are so cool. In Toronto, there's so much of that and with archery, people get something that peels their mind off all their other stuff, gets them into the great outdoors, that's got a lot of cool schtick, and it's a pretty impressive and unconventional skill to have under your belt. (Note: kids aren't really my bag, and I'll leave the coaching of junior archers to other folks.)
As a blogger, I've certainly gotten queries about instruction and talked to lots of coaches who've got a pretty full plate already. We want newbies to get a good grounding in safety and etiquette - the makings of archers we're happy to be around. So, I'm jumping in there. I'm all set and ready to take on students during the day on Saturdays at the E.T. Seton Public Archery Range so spread the word: it's a great time to get some lessons! All beginners welcome, and as an added kick off, while I am getting my coaching sea-legs, it seems fair to charge less then the going rate. After all, we can learn together.