It takes me back to a rambling, amazing conversation I had with Leigh of The Great Skate Project as we caromed around the ice at Christie Pits this winter. (It was Great Skate #27, by the way!) One of the points we hit on was that sports that circle a track always seem to go widdershins. (Not especially relevant here.) Another point we hit on was that lots of sports have a convention for where to put yourself depending on your skill level. (Now this is relevant.) Good skaters, go to the inside of the rink. You can show your dazzling moves there. New ballroom dancers, go to the inside lane. The fancies have big moves and swoop fast, so they get more room on the outside. Speedy bike riders, pass the leisurely on the left. And leisurely riders, listen for the shout, "Passing on the left!"
Nobody wants to tell somebody they should be in this area or that one, but when people know the best spot, there's palpable relief. Who needs the pressure? Go where you're free to be clumsy or pokey or green.
In archery, there's a similar convention: Better archers should take the 'outside lanes' first. The errant arrow will be far less likely. Indoors, they're less likely to damage walls. Outdoors, they're less likely to go beyond the designated area. It's not a rule like, say, "Everyone fires at the same time; everyone collects at the same time." That goes, hard and fast. But if you know you're pretty good, and you take the outer targets, the newbies will get nicely shepherded into the safest area. It needs a snappy phrase so it'll catch fire, though. If you leave an awesome one in the comments, I swear I'll put it on a t-shirt and wear it at the range.