Frequently Asked Questions
about Centershot Archery

Q: Do I need to have archery experience to participate in Centershot Archery?
A:
No. No previous archery experience is needed. During your First Flight, you will learn the 11 Steps to Archery Success and you will soon be hitting the target!

Q: How old do I have to be to participate in Centershot Archery?
A: Archers age 9 to 18 can participate in Centershot Archery.

Q: Where can I get the Waiver and Emergency Contact forms?
A: Click here to download the Waiver form. Click here to download the Emergency Contact form. Bring these forms to the first archery session. Everyone will need to submit new forms for 2017.

Q: Is archery a safe sport?
A: Yes! Archery has a better safety record than any other ball sport, with the exception of table tennis (a.k.a. Ping Pong.) The key to a safe and fun experience is that all student archers must follow the safety rules established at every shooting session. The Centershot Range @ Sankey Center will be run with strict safety rules and all student archers are expected to follow them. Shooting privileges will be removed from students who do not obey the safety rules.

Q: Do I have to own my own equipment?
A: No, all archery equipment will be provided. As a Centershot Archery participant, you will have the opportunity to use Genesis and Genesis Mini compound bows, Easton arrows, and Morrell targets. This equipment is designed to provide the safest archery experience for you. The equipment is adjustable so archers of all ages and sizes can participate.

Q: If I have my own bow, can I use it at Centershot Archery?
A: Yes, but only if it is a Genesis bow approved for use within the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). No other equipment is permitted.

Q: Can I use a sight or release aides while shooting at Centershot Archery?
A: No. No special equipment is needed or permitted, unless it is used to assist with a disabled archer. For example, archers who have difficulty standing may shoot from a seated position.

Q: Who will teach and coach the student archers?
A:
Mrs. Mary Lee Green is the Centershot Archery coach. Mrs. Green holds a Level I Instructor certification with USA Archery and is certified as a Basic Archery Instructor and a Basic Archery Instructor Trainer with the National Archery in the Schools Program administered through the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Mrs. Green has been teaching and coaching youth archery since 2009. Volunteers will also assist in providing supervision and bible study instruction. 

Q: I have a physical limitation, can I still participate in Centershot Archery?
A: Yes! Archery is an inclusive sport and the NASP model is designed so students of all physical abilities can participate. Any special needs can be discussed with Coach Green by calling 724-652-4321 during business hours or by emailing archery@cityrescuemission.org.

Q: What if I already know to shoot? Will I still need to learn the 11 Steps to Archery Success?
A: All student archers will be required to learn the 11 Steps to Archery Success, which has been developed by the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) and is used in more than 12,000 schools by over a million students. The NASP process will provide you with the best chance for success and safety while shooting. Students that already participate on a NASP competitive team with their school may be waived out of some instruction if they can demonstrate their knowledge of the NASP curriculum.

Q: Will I have to participate in a Bible lesson in Centershot Archery?
A: Yes, all Centershot Archery participants will have the opportunity to participate in a short devotion or Bible lesson during each Flight.

Q: Will I get to participate in archery competitions like a tournament?
A: One to two Fun Shoots will be scheduled each calendar year.

Q: Will there be more Centershot Archery sessions during 2017?
A: Yes. There are Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Sessions planned.

Q: What if I have other questions that aren't listed here?
A: Email your questions to archery@cityrescuemission.org.