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Oct 06 2012

What is the NTS(National Training System) Method?

You have probably heard that all of the coaches and Instructors with 702Archery teach the NTS Method.

But what is it?

The NTS or National Training System Method is the official method of shooting form that coaches and instructors are required to learn in order to be certified by USA Archery. The NTS method was created by USA Archery Head Coach Kisik Lee, and is based on his analysis of body control, muscular requirements, and mental concentration needed to generate a good shot.

Formerly called the BEST or Biomechanically Efficient Shooting Technique, the NTS is a new and more advanced shooting form that relies heavily on Biomechanics, the study of how best to apply mechanical principles to human physiological actions.

It is broken down into the following 12 steps:

1. Stance

2. Nocking the arrow

3. Setting or Hooking the string

4. Setting the bow hand or Gripping the bow

5. Mindset

6. Set-up

7. Drawing

8. Anchoring

9. Loading/transfer to holding

10. Aiming and expansion

11. Release and follow-through

12. Relaxation, reflection and feedback

By following these steps, Coaches and Instructors have the ability to repeatably teach a scientifically-based method that can be shared easily and implemented consistently on a nationwide basis.

If you would like to know more on how the NTS method can help you improve your game, please talk to one of your instructors or coaches here at 702Archery. We are more than willing to help you in anyway that we can.