TSAA Archery News
Issue XVIII
September 2, 2002

Hi !

In this newsletter:
Resuts of the NAA National Target Championship
Possible Training Clinics
Aggie Coach Receives Recognition
Nymbrk, Czech Republic
The Adventures of Holly Heinsohn
TSAA Archer Realizes Dream!
TSAA Message Board
Tourney Calendar
Pass It Along

 
 
Resuts of the NAA National Target Championship
A number of Texan Archers attended the 118th NAA National Target Championship held at the end of July in Canton, Michigan.
This year's event had heat and humidity, wind and rain to test the mettle of the archers. The NAA has posted
the results of the event. and pictures from the event can still be seen on the TSAA website

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Possible Training Clinics
We need to explore the possibility of holding training clinics with NAA upper echelon coaches this coming indoor season and next spring. Let's gauge the level of your interest and HOW you would like to take advantage of being able to have a coach evaluate YOUR form and technique. Perhaps your son or daughter could benefit from a session?
What would you like a coach to do for you, and very importantly, how can we afford to have these coaches travel from parts of the US to say, Austin or Houston or Victoria, to conduct these clinics? If you could have a session with a coach like this once every 3 or 6 months or even once a year, what would you be willing to pay? Go to the
TSAA message board and answer these questions - YOUR MESSAGE will help formulate the clinics!

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Aggie Coach Receives Recognition

Frank Thomas Is Named US Olympic Committee 'Archery Coach of the Year'
(08/21/02)--Texas A&M varsity assistant coach Frank Thomas was named Archery Coach of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee as part of the 2002 Coaching Recognition Program this week. Thomas, who serves as the head coach for the men's club team in addition to his duties as women's assistant coach and associate department head and chair of the Physical Education Activity Program at A&M, will also be in the running for USOC Coach of the Year for all sports by virtue of achieving the archery coaching honor. More...


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Nymbrk, Czech Republic
Sage Adams, Kevin Barker, Jake Misenheimer, and Tim Meyers formed the Texas Contingent of the US Junior World Team that journeyed to Nymbrk in the Czech Republic in the beginning of August.
Tom Barker was one of the parental cat-herders for the trip that included 32 athletes on the team, and his pictures and delightful dialogue about the event grace the pages of our website.
 

A Prescription for Fun by Tom Barker
Take one part well organized committee, one part fabulous weather, one part gracious host cities, and gently add 361 archers from all over the world and the result is one good time. You can read elsewhere the scores and many other much more eloquent than I will describe the shooting, but I wanted to describe the experience...click here for
the whole story.

And click here for the official results of the event.


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The Adventures of Holly Heinsohn
The Heinsohns went to West Virginia this summer to enable Holly to participate in the 2002 IBO World Championships. This was Holly's second time at this tournament, and judging from the writeup by Kathy Heinsohn (Holly's Mom) this was a real experience to remember. It's good for the NAA archers to remember there are many other groups that do fine work in archery, and you can't help but wish you were there as you read the excellent report by Kathy.

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TSAA Archer Realizes Dream!
No, he didn't shoot a 1440 perfect score, but it's something else he has wanted to do for some time - open his own archery store! Ron Harder recently announced the opening of Sugar Land Archery in the southwest region of Houston. For more information see his new website at http://www.sugarlandarchery.com (how's that for easy to remember?) And be sure to drop around to see him when you get a chance. Way to go, Ron!

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Pass It Along
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