Want to take your archery to the podium? Want to make the jump from having
archery as a hobby to excelling as an athlete? Perhaps you were a novice last
year and wish to keep improving with structured training like on the novice
For those wishing to make a real effort towards competitive archery and achieve
as much as they can, the club runs a development programme. The scheme focuses
on a number of key areas that are useful for sporting success in archery:
regular training, to practice your shooting; coaching, to develop your
technique; strength and fitness, to increase your strength and prevent injury;
and competition preparation, essential for performing on the field of play. CUB
already provides access to activities to work on these aspects for all members,
the development scheme merely brings them all together in to a structured
framework for those who wish to dedicate the time to becoming the best archer
they can be.
To attain the key areas outlined above development archers are expected to:
In addition to this archers are expected to work hard to improve their
shooting, with additional training exercises or routines outside of the planned
session times where possible, and work hard as part of a team and encourage all
other members in order to improve CUB’s competitive performance.
Support will also be provided internally to help archers develop effective
training practices, provide structure to training sessions, and try and assist
with any individual problems.
If you would like to take part in the development scheme or would like to
know more please email
us or ask at a training session.
Of course, the scheme is open to anyone who wants to dedicate the time to
improve, no matter what your current level of ability. The only requirements
are wanting to be the best you can and being prepared to put in the work to get
Not at all. As described above, the elements of the development scheme are all
already available to all CUB members, this just brings them together in to a
structured framework for those wishing to dedicate their time to the sport. Any
member can attend any open session.
Of course. We acknowledge that Cambridge is principally a place of education,
and whilst those who participate in sport tend to have improved academic
performance we do not want to take you away from your lectures. Provided you
let us know in advance and sign up whenever you can you can still participate.
No. If you cannot attend a session for some reason (illness or away at a
conference etc.) please let us know in advance but it is not a problem. Members
should be present for at least 75% of sessions.
The development scheme is all about assisting archers to achieve their sporting
ambitions. If you have any unusual circumstances but would like to take part
and become the best archer you can please let us know and we will try and
That is perfectly understandable and OK. Cambridge has a diverse range of
people with a wide range of interests. If archery is just one of your many
activities and you see it as a hobby that is absolutely fine. We are both
fortunate and challenged in that we are a club that caters for both those who
want to participate in a relaxed activity and make friends all the way up to
those representing the university at the highest levels of sport. If you don’t
want to commit to this level of training at present we would still encourage
you to do as much as you feel you can to work at your shooting. If it hasn’t
already been made clear above, sessions can be attended by any members of CUB
of any level of ability.