Posts by Kyle Forbes Bissell

Grow Your Archery Garden: Reflecting on Outdoor Nationals 2017

SerahRose and I traveled to Westfield Indiana this month to coach four Amherst Archery athletes at Outdoor Nationals. David Weaver (Recurve, NH), Zach Dutton (Recurve, NH), Ethan Callihan (Compound, NH) and Dan Roney (Compound, MA) all strapped their quivers on and put their many practice hours to work. This is the first year that Amherst…

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Daniel Roney: Resilient, Patient, Determined

Indoor Nationals, 2017. Amherst Archery Academy Compound Archer Athlete in focus: Daniel Roney. Qualities highlighted: resilience, trust, team work, sportsmanship, process-based thinking, maintenance of self-image. Daniel recently joined AAA. In fact, this was the first tournament I have been able to see him shoot in. While there were very specific quantitative goals we were hoping…

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Chula Vista Olympic Training Center: Day 5

If victory is your destination, make excellence your governing value and perform the work necessary to become great. There are no shortcuts along that journey. I looked back over my shoulder as I walked away from the Easton Archery Center of Excellence tonight. The sun had set and, in front of the building, I noticed…

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Chula Vista Olympic Training Center: Day 4

Today I got to attend a lecture from Dr. Lee, a sports scientist. Luckily, we ended up eating lunch together after the lecture and I was able to extend my barrage of questions. I was fascinated by research conducted by Lee on brain wave patterns measured in elite, struggling elite, novice and beginner archers. Two…

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Chula Vista Olympic Training Center: Day 3

I was lucky today In a few ways. One: We had a clinic with (I think) the head of high performance coaching within the US Olympic Committee….I need to double check his title. His job: make sure the athletes, teams, coaches are performing at the best possible levels. He had just returned from Great Britain…

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Chula Vista Olympic Training Center: Day 2

(Originally posted on facebook) Day two summary (Tuesday). Today Coach Lee finished overviewing the mental and physical aspects that make up the National Training System (NTS) as well as explaining how biomechanics and sport science interface with NTS. I always encourage my students to ask “why” when I teach them a new movement and understanding…

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Chula Vista Olympic Training Center: Day 1

We are about to start day two of coaching clinics on the National Training System (NTS) at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center! Monday was fantastic and even Sunday night was full of lecture! I learned rationale and mechanics for set, set-up, draw, and load (steps of NTS process) that I have been eager to…

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