Archery began thousands of years ago in order for man to feed himself.
Today, archery is an Olympian sport. It is a form of exercise,
recreation, competition, and relaxation. It is an activity in which
people from every size and ability can participate. Archery's safety
record is exemplary. The National Safety Council and other safety data
keeping organizations rate it more accident-free than every popular ball
sport except table tennis.
An important purpose of the CCS archery
program is to make archery an enjoyable and safe experience to all who
participate. Lessons are presented in a sequence that promotes safety
and learning of sound archery basics. Before shooting, students must
understand how to maintain safety. They are then taught the Eleven
Steps to Archery Success using a string bow. Initial focus is more on
performing a proper shot than hitting the bull's eye. Once consistency
in shooting is established, then students will focus on hitting the
bull's eye. Students will participate in a regional competition each
semester. If an individual or team qualifies in that competition, they
advance to the state competition, and if they should qualify there, then
on to the world competition.
Our archery program is partially funded through a grant from the
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and is part of the National Archery in
the Schools Program.