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I gotta brag on my lil girl.

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by top shot bbq, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. I help coach my 9 year old daughter's archery team along with the school resource officer. Saturday they had their first tournament and our school was 3rd over all with five archers placing with high scores in the top 5 out of 220 shooters.

    My daughter has been shooting at school practice once a week for the last 6 weeks, just not enough time on the line so we bought her a Genisis bow that they use in the school programs. She was pretty bummed that she didn't place individually so my wife and I presented her with the bow after the Tourny, ( couldn't pick up until Saturday after the meet).  She insisted that she practice and was determined like I have never seen her before. My wife was watching her and keeping track of her stats and in the two days shot 350 times.With only a few reminders of her stance and to slow down and set up her shot she pretty much dialed her self in, keep in mind she is shooting instinctive no sights allowed. Second pic is her last round of practice yesterday. Shooting from 10 Meters

    Seeing her show that much commitment and determination sure makes for a proud daddy. 


     
  2. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    You should be proud, that is awesome! Tell to keep going and she will only get better.

    I got my son shooting archery when he was 5 (16 now) and he has really become a good shot. other teenage things have replaced archery but he still likes it.

    The club we use to shoot at had some wickedly incredible archers (most of them girls). This was all through the J.O.A.D. program and a couple of them achieved their Olympian medals through the program.
     
  3. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Top

     That is really excellant.  I tried archery once and took all the skin off my elbow.  Your youngun looks to have true potential--backit up.  She looks to be a natural!!

    Gary
     
  4. bkleinsmid

    bkleinsmid Smoking Fanatic

    The Lions Club I belong to here helps to sponsor a NRA youth group each year......shooting trap, rifle, pistol and archery. I noticed that there seamed to be a large increase of girls over the last two years.......some much better than the boys. That had some dads puffed up like peacocks over their girls.

    Keep up the good work........I love to see the gals get involved..

    Brad