Shooting categories

There are three shooting categories in Para Archery. This is an article by Eric Bennett that describes them. Click here or on the picture to see the whole thing.


Adaptive Archery Handbook

Disabled Sports USA and USA Archery worked together on an Adaptive Archery manual. This is not the final copy, but it's mostly complete. Click here to see it. You can also click here to download on the Disabled Sports USA website.

Making a more advanced mouth tab

This is how to make a more complex mouth tab. The material can be changed depending on the archer's preference. These mouth tabs can be put directly on the string or on a D-loop. Regular mouth tab

Teaching Archery

If you click on the slide to the right or above (depending on how it displays on your computer), it should open into a PDF presentation that I put together on adapting archery and teaching people who have disabilities. It’s really not difficult and it really is a lot of fun.

The quad gloves are commercially available, but they are usually expensive (they’re considered medical equipment??) but you can probably make them yourself or have someone do them for you. They are basically a large mitten with a velcro strap around the wrist, and another strap at the finger end. After the bow is placed in the hand, the hand is wrapped around the bow, and the second strap wraps around the wrist. (Look at this description as you look at the pictures of quad gloves - it will make more sense!)

The release glove in this presentation is a batting glove that we had a shoemaker adapt. He put holes in the fingertips (like you would put a shoelace through and others in the palm. Again, look at the pictures!

For beginners, and one time clinics, mechanical releases with wrist straps often work well. Find a place on the face where the individual can touch the release to set it off. However, remember there will be a follow through - where there’s an action, there’s a reaction!

Making a simple mouthtab

This is a link to a simple mouth tab. This mouth tab can be made quickly and if doing a clinic, several can be made ahead of time. Simple mouth tab