Monday, December 1, 2008

Robin Hoods in the making

South Central Wisconsin Archers (SCWA) is getting ready for the 2009 Youth League season.

If you have not heard of SCWA's Youth League, you are not alone. They seem to be one of the better kept secrets in the Monroe Area. SCWA has a shooting range in the lower level of the commercial building across from Wisconsin Community Bank, underneath Dr Thompson's chiropractic office.

They do not offer youth lessons, but no previous archery experience is necessary to participate in the Youth League. The children are guided by more experienced archers under the watch of the coordinator, Allen Metz. There are 10, 15 and 20 yard shooting lines depending on age and skill level. Children must be at least seven years old to participate. Beginners must also attend a safety clinic.

Shooting dates are every weekend in January and the first, third and fourth weekends in February (March 1 for high school students). The annual Youth Tournament will be on March 7. There are also SCWA Indoor Archery Tournaments on January 1, February 1 and February 22, and the children can participate.

Registration is only $20 for the entire season. Children may use their own equipment if they have it or the SCWA has equipment they can use. Contact Allen Metz for more details and a registration form:, or 608-429-1819.

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