TSAA Archery News
Issue 52 - A Big Announcement For USA Archery
October 6, 2005

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In this newsletter:
USA Archery Announces A New National Head Coach
Archery Trade Association Publishes Safety Summary
Practicing Up Close

 
 
USA Archery Announces A New National Head Coach
USA ARCHERY ANNOUNCES KISIK LEE AS NATIONAL HEAD COACH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- USA Archery, the National Governing Body (NGB) for the Olympic sport of archery in the United States, is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Kisik Lee, a six-time Olympic Coach, as its new National Head Coach.

The National Archery Coach is responsible for the long range planning, development and execution of all facets of the national archery training program. This includes coaching the technical aspects of international level archery skills as well as the related areas of physical training, mental training and other athlete management.

Forty-eight year old Lee, originally from South Korea, brings to the U.S. a tremendous amount of experience as both a competitor and a coach in the sport of archery. Lee was the Korean National Archery Champion in 1975 and 1979 and broke the national record 26 times during his shooting career in Korea. He served as the Korean National Men’s Team Coach from 1981-1984 and again in 1990. He was the National Women’s Team Coach from 1986-1989.

Mr. Lee was appointed Korean National Head Coach in 1991, a position he held until 1996. He was an Olympic Coach for Korea in 1984 and 1988 and was Head Coach of the Korean Olympic Team at Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996.

Mr. Lee was appointed Australian National Coach and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Head Coach in 1997. He coached Sydney Olympic Gold Medalist, Simon Fairweather, and other members of the Australian team at the 2000 Games. Mr. Lee coached the Australian team again in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, where Aussie archer Tim Cuddihy won a bronze medal and set an Olympic record score in the semi-finals.

Coach Lee’s archers have won 23 medals in World Championships during the past 15 years. He has never taken a team to an Olympics and not returned with a medal. His athletes have won 9 of the 22 Olympic gold medals awarded in archery in the past 20 years. This is a more outstanding achievement than almost any coach in any Olympic sport.

Coach Lee has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Physical Education. He has served as a director of shooting for major international events, as president, director and chairman of judges for the Korean Archery Association (KAA) and has been a keynote speaker at many archery seminars around the world. Coach Lee is the author of the popular book Total Archery. He has a son and a daughter who have each graduated from dental school in Australia and a daughter-in-law who is finishing law school.

Coach Lee will assume his duties as the National Head Coach at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. on January 3, 2006. He and his wife, Ha Park, will reside in the San Diego area.

USA Archery is very excited to have Coach Lee join our staff and we hope all of you in the archery community will join us in welcoming him and his family.

Mary Beth Vorwerk
Media & Public Relations Manager
USA Archery
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719.866.4621 (phone)
719.632.4733 (fax)

The mission of USA Archery is to
develop and promote the sport
of archery with the ultimate
goal of producing Olympic and
World Archery Champions.
For more information, please
visit
www.usarchery.org.


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Archery Trade Association Publishes Safety Summary
One knowledgeable archer and coach said, "That's the best article on the subject of archery safety I have ever seen."...and I have to agree. This acrobat article really does it well and its title says it well:
Is Archery A Safe Sport? Yes!

I don't know how they were able to get access to something that I tried for a year to get (and failed miserably), but the data is really useful. The article spells it out -
"
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) operates the National Electronic Injury
Surveillance System (NEISS)
1, which is a database used to track hospital injuries for more than
15,000 kinds of consumer products used in sports and recreational activities in and around homes
and schools. Data from the NEISS are a critical resource for consumer groups, manufacturing and
industry organizations, the media, educators, researchers and attorneys. The data are also used
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which is one of the 13 major operating components
of the Department of Health and Human Services, the principal agency in the United States
government for protecting the health and safety of Americans. Organizations like the National Safety
Council, a nonprofit, nongovernmental, international service organization also use the data from
NEISS to compile its annual Injury Facts publication
2.
We queried the NEISS database to determine the safety of archery compared to other sports.

And the article goes on to put the data in really good perspective.

This article should be printed, posted at every JOAD, and given to every prospective archer's parent. If you are trying to get permission from your high school or university to form a club/team, this should be your starting point and even a lynchpin to your efforts. You will need a copy of acrobat reader to read this
article:
http://www.archerysearch.com/publications/ArcherySafetyInsight.pdf


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Practicing Up Close
I've never seen such a nifty use for the MS Powerpoint program. You can load it, then print targets to shoot at. But these targets are "special". The program asks you to tell it how far you are shooting and how large your arrow diameter is, and then it downsizes the standard Vega and NFAA targets accordingly.

So if you want to practice, but it is only 9 feet down your hallway to the target butt instead of 18 meters, you can print a target that appears to be the same size. That is, you see in your aperture a target that is identical in size as though you were at 18 meters.

Read more at this link:
http://www.texasarchery.org/Documents/TinyTargets/TT.htm and find more interesting articles on the
Documents page of the TSAA. http://www.texasarchery.org/L1/DocumentsRecords.htm

And thanks to Dee Falks at the Archery Shooters Association for sharing this nifty program!


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