Please note that this page is a work in progress, we have some plans in place to make this look much better than it does at the moment.

Members Only Pages

Members only pages are here, including committee meeting minutes etc. You will need your RLSAS password to get access to this page, if you cannot remember it please contact the membership secretary

Juniors

RLSAS Juniors objective is to allow juniors to shoot together in a friendly and fun environment whilst giving informal advice on coaching and equipment.

Junior Session

RLSAS juniors have a dedicated session on Saturday mornings from 09:45 until 12:15 at our ground.

Junior Session Program

The objective is to give coaching and advice on and checking of equipment.  We include archery fun games every week, some of which are designed by the juniors themselves. Other archery rounds which are applicable at the time are shot to suit the general programme of the club.

We offer help and advice on most archery related subjects and disciplines (and if we don’t know, we know someone who does).

Progress Awards

A progress award scheme is in place with appropriate rounds according to age, gender and ability.  The award scheme is run to enhance skills and technique and is overseen by coaches and experienced archers who help with the overall session.

Club Participation

We encourage general shooting by the juniors at other times including indoor shooting in the winter season and outdoors during the summer.

Our junior archers compete in tournaments both in the region and outside (although this is not a requirement).

If you need any further information please contact us.

Shooting Times

Indoor Season

Wednesdays and Fridays – Indoor shooting at Trinity School
Arrive 18:45 sharp to set up, shoot until 21:00
Fridays – drink and chat at the OLs afterwards
Sundays – Outdoor shooting at our field from 10:00
League Matches – ALL archers are encouraged to shoot these friendly events

Outdoor Season

When beginners classes are running (see calendar) the field is closed to seniors. Juniors may shoot alongside beginners classes – short distances.

Wednesdays – Shooting till 18:00. Beginners 18:00-19:30;  improvers 19:30-20:30
If no beginners course then we have general practice and improvers sessions
Fridays – shooting from mid-afternoon until dark then drink & chat at the OLs
Sundays – shooting at our field from 10:00
League Matches – ALL archers are encouraged to shoot these friendly events

Scoring and Rounds

Information on how to score, outdoor metric rounds, outdoor imperial rounds and indoor rounds.

Handicaps & Goals

Handicaps explainedIndoor and Outdoor Handicaps.

Goals for recurve men under 12, under 14, under 16, under 18 and 18+.
Goals for recurve women under 12, under 14, under 16, under 18 and 18+.
Goals for compound men and women.
Goals for longbow men and women.
Goals for FITA field rounds.

Records

Recurve, Compound, Longbow and Barebow Records.

Club Championships

Each year an indoor and outdoor club championships are held, these are open to all members and all are encouraged to compete, there are awards for both senior and juniors and also handicap awards as well as the traditional top scores in each category.

Indoor championships are a WA 18m for senior recurve and compound and Portsmouth for Longbow and Juniors.  Please keep an eye on the club calendar for dates!

Outdoor championships are a St George, Albion, Windsors as suitable for ability and age.  Please keep an eye on the club calendar for dates!

 

Club Awards/Trophies

RLSAS awards a range of trophies each year at it’s club awards, the listing of the awards is here.

Coaching Resources

A large range of coaching resources including warm up exercises and technique advice are available here.

Photo Galleries

We aim to take photos of all major events held by the club and to upload the photo to the galleries are here and here.

Some Local Competitions

We encourage our members to enter open tournaments, especially the more friendly local ones. A selection of the tournaments we usually attend can be found on the Local Shoots page.

RLSAS Club Competitions

These competitions are just for members of RLSAS. More details can be found on the RLSAS Events page.

Outdoor Championships

The club outdoor championship is held in late summer and consists of St George, Albion and Windsors. The competition is open to all members of the club, both seniors and juniors of all abilities. There is a special trophy for senior Novice Archers to shoot for. Look out for the date in club calendar.

Indoor Championships

The club indoor championships are held in during the winter and are open to all members. The seniors shoot a FITA 18 and the juniors shoot a Portsmouth.

Club Leagues

The club runs an internal handicap adjusted Warwicks league shoot.  You can shoot any Warwick and submit it to the records officer and because they are handicap adjusted you could easily beat any member in the club.  It’s fun and quick so give it a go.  More information and results are available here.

Other Club Competitions

During the year we hold a variety of other competitions which are mainly for fun. We usually manage a field shoot and acouple of clouts outdoors as well as the end of season starlight shoot. Indoors we usually shoot a Worcester and a couple of fun shoots.

Postal Leagues

Postal leagues are all shot at our own ground and our scores are posted off to the organisers who collate the scores and publish the league tables. All except the BA and Selby leagues use both made scores and handicap adjusted scores, so they are suitable for archers of all abilities and all our club members are encouraged to shoot them.

WMAS Summer League

The West Midlands Archery Society Summer League consists of four different rounds shot at intervals during the Summer months. These are the Short Metrics, Westerns, Long Metrics and Nationals. We generally shoot these on a Friday evening club night. The top 5 made scores and the top 5 handicap adjusted scores count towards the team.

CWAA Summer League

The County of Warwichshire Archery Association Summer League consists of three rounds shot at intervals during the Summer months. These rounds are the Warwicks which we shoot on a Friday evening club night. The top 4 made scores and the top 4 handicap adjusted scores count towards the team. As these are short rounds we often combine them with a BBQ.

Selby Summer League

The Selby League consists of 5 rounds shot monthly, May to September. The rounds shot are the Short Metric for recurve and compound and the National for longbow. Made score teams can be 3 recurve, 2 compound or 2 longbows. We shoot this round on a Sunday morning.

WMAS Winter League

The West Midlands Archery Society Winter League consists of a Portsmouth round shot in each of the periods, November , Dec/Jan, February and March. These are shot indoors and the top 5 made scores and the top 5 handicap adjusted scores count towards the team.

BA Winter Indoor and Outdoor League

The BA Winter League is a national league with both indoor and outdoor rounds and separate leagues for recurves, compounds, seniors and juniors. As of 2010 the teams are made up of the top 3 scores and we enter a number of senior and junior teams for the indoor Portsmouth rounds and two recurve teams for the outdoor ‘Frostbite’ league.

Bow International League

The BOW International 70 Metre Internet Archery League is designed to enable individuals and teams of archers to judge how they are progressing, both locally and internationally. Recurve, compound, longbow & barebow archers are supported, as are individuals & teams of three. Archers shoot six 70m rounds for a team and a best of three from six rounds for the individual competition.