Archery Lessons

Archery Lessons for Beginners

Flint Bowmen offers two different options for basic instruction in beginner archery: private lessons and beginner archery classes.  With every instruction opportunity we stress safety at all times.  Instructors teach the basics:  how to hold the bow, how to load the arrows, and how to shoot properly.  In addition, we emphasize the importance of proper stance, practice, and the repetitiveness that is needed to shoot well and have fun with archery.  These lessons are great for families, kids, or adults who want to learn the fundamentals of archery.

Private Lessons are offered throughout January, February and March for individuals or a few people at a time.  Available by appointment only on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  To make a reservation, contact Mike Alexander at or (224) 423-2837.  Cost is $10 total and includes the use of rental bows and arrows if needed.

Beginner Archery Classes are offered on a monthly basis:

  • April 12 Wednesday 6 PM
  • May 18, Thursday 6 PM
  • June 14, Wednesday 6 PM
  • July 19, Wednesday 6 PM
  • August 17, Thursday 6 PM
  • September 14, Thursday 6 PM
  • October 4, Wednesday 6 PM
  • November 9, Thursday 6 PM
  • December 13, Wednesday 6 PM

Cost for beginner archery classes is $5.00 for nonmember children and $8.00 for nonmember adults. Bring your own equipment or you may rent bows and arrows for $2.00. These lessons usually last about 1 ½ to 2 hours.

Please email or call Mike Alexander ( (224) 423-2837 to let him know you will be there, so we can ensure we have enough instructors at each class.  We start promptly at 6:00 p.m., be sure to arrive 15-20 minutes early to get signed in and set up your bows.

Flint Bowmen also hosts Youth Instructional Leagues in the Fall and Winter months.