Disclosure: I was given a Genesis Bow to share with my kids to explore the sport of shooting a bow and arrow. All opinions are my own. #BullsIDidIt #spon
A few weeks ago our friends from the Genesis Archery company provided a Genesis Bow, arrows, target and shooting lessons at a local range. They asked us to explore the option of letting my 9 and 11 year old daughter learn to shoot a bow and arrow for fun. Without hesitation we excepted.
Both Jaden and Jaci have had a chance to shoot a bow, but on a limited scale. We were invited to visit a archery range near Fort Worth Texas, which is about 40 minutes west from our home. After being greeted by a few gentlemen, ended up pairing up with Steven, our instructor. Both girls seem to have a natural feel for holding and pulling back on the Genesis Bow and arrows. With Steven by their side they slowly inched there arrows towards the middle of the target. We took about 40 minutes of shooting and education lessons to get a good feel of shoot while at home.
How do you feel about letting your young ones handling a bow and arrow? Would you consider purchasing a Genesis Bow for your son or daughter this Christmas or into the New Year?
3 Great Reasons to Try a Genesis Bow
- • Since 2011 and the rise of archery in popular culture (The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones), archery memberships in the U.S. have more than doubled. In fact, USA Archery’s individual memberships alone skyrocketed from 4,185 as of November, 2011 to 8,589 as of November 2013– a 105% increase in just two years. Memberships have continued to grow and another Hunger Games movie is slate for release in November, 2014.
- • According to the National Safety Council’s statistics, archery is safer than any ball-based sport, with an injury rate of less than one incident per 1,000 participants.[i] In comparison, football, baseball, basketball and soccer all result in between 10 and 25 injuries per 1,000 participants.
- • Under adult supervision, archery allows kids to be taught a safe, lifetime skill they can practice almost anywhere. For example, the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) is taught in a controlled space with specific, clear instructions from instructors.
About Genesis Archery
Genesis designs, engineers and builds the world’s most innovative and easy-to-master compound bow products in America to help kids of every age, size and skill level experience the hands-on thrill of shooting, training and competing to win.
The company was founded in 2001 and helped launch the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP®), with the Original Genesis™ serving as the only bow approved for NASP participation. (NASP is now taught in more than 11,000 schools within 47 states and 8 different countries.)
The Genesis bow is unique in that it features “zero let-off”, which means it is non-draw length specific so that anyone – no matter their size – can shoot it. Its revolutionary single-cam technology provides shooters with a large amount of energy, yet is incredibly accurate, light weight, quiet, produces very little recoil and is just plain fun to shoot.
Physical archery techniques hone focus, teach discipline and instill character and build the heart of a champion – life skills credited by third-party educators and researchers with improving academic performance, decreasing drop-out rates and preparing youth for future success in their careers and communities.
Genesis inspires parents and kids to live an archery lifestyle together, helping them create lifelong memories and enduring bonds with friends, families and coaches.