By Mark V. Lonsdale
There are many tools for tracking progress in training, not the least of which is competition scores at the club, state , or national levels. But one simple, useful tool in day-to-day training is averaging.
Rather than simply recording a possible out of 300, 600, or 900, the archer totals up the score for each arrow shot in a training session. For example, if the archer shoots 60 arrows with a possible score of 600 and scores 420, his or her average arrow value is a 7 (420 divided by 60 arrows). The goal over time is to improve that average.