Archery For Children
Archery is an outdoor activity that enhances mind and body. It does not only involve physical attributes but also the ability of the mind to concentrate, calculate, and analyse. Archery, just like any other sports, is better if introduced at a young age. Archery for children enhances overall development. Hence, if you are a parent, letting your child engage in archery is one of the best decisions you can ever make.
Archery enhances the person’s ability to socialize. It helps develop character, cooperation, develop a sense of responsibility, respect for others, time consciousness, and habit formation. Over time, a child may learn the habit of valuing things and the people around him. If his archery skills are good enough, then he will be competing with others. He will be able to learn the value of friendship and healthy competition. He will be able to meet new friends and be able to know how to mingle with others.
Archery does have emotional benefits too. Through outdoor sports like archery the child will be able to positively channel his emotions. Targeting and shooting an arrow is actually a good outlet for releasing feelings, be it a positive or a negative emotion. Through archery, your child will have a sense of belongingness because he will be associating with like-minded people.
My cousin, Raffy also loves archery. He has been holding bow and arrow since he was 9 years old. Over the years, he has mastered his craft and in fact, has competed in national and international games. He was won several awards and recognition.
Raffy is a classic example of how well an athlete can develop his skills if he or she is taught early. It is during a person’s childhood years when the brain is “thirsty” for knowledge and skill, so teaching children a sport like archery will be fairly easy.
Some parents may be hesitant because of the nature of archery, especially because of the fact that it involves a sharp object and the objective is to hit a target with the arrow. However, this can only be dangerous if you do not send your child to learn it from a proper archery training class. There are so many things that needs to be understood before a person is safely viable to use a bow and arrow.
There are a lot of growth opportunities for children in the field of archery so if your child shows interest, be sure to allow them to learn.