Coach Steve's Philosophy:
As an archery coach, I will teach anyone who wants to learn.
I will do my best to ensure a positive and engaging learning environment for my archers.
I encourage. A lot.
There are little successes in each lesson, leading up to occasional huge successes. I want my archers to look forward to their lessons, and to look forward to practicing archery in general.
My archers’ goals are my own; I will expose my archers to various aspects of archery in enough detail for them to make sound decisions, and then let them choose their own path.
I also recognize that archers’ goals may change over time.
I will continue to learn and grow as an archer and as a coach. If I don’t know the answer, I will find out. I will use any and all appropriate teaching techniques to ensure that my coaching and my attitude provide value and have a positive impact on my archers’ performance. I will tailor my coaching approach to my archers’ needs to the extent possible.
I will treat my archers, their families, and my fellow coaches professionally and with respect. Each person is an individual with concerns, aspirations, challenges, and experiences.
I recognize that it’s not about me. It’s about my archers and their successes that I have the opportunity to affect. When they succeed, then I have succeeded.
Coach Ahnika's Philosophy:
Why do I coach?
• To share my love of archery.
• To experience the joy and challenge of assisting a person on their mental and physical journey of learning a skill, starting from wherever they are in the process.
• To continue to grow and learn from other people (students & coaches) and to improve my skills as an instructor and archer.
Coach Brandon's Philosophy:
I want to create an environment where archers feel comfortable making mistakes. I would like to instill my students with the same love and enjoyment of the sport that I have. I will teach anyone who wants to learn to the best of my ability. I believe that archery is for everyone, it’s just a matter of meeting the right people. To quote an author I really like, “Do your best until you know better. Then, do better."