Spring Into Archery Classes

Archery is a great way to let the stress go and to have fun with friends and family.  The first archery class I took as an adult was in Bow NH and I didn’t feel all that coordinated when I took my first few shots.  But there was just something so cool about hitting a target with an arrow :).

I remember being introduced to archery at East Montpelier Elementary School when I was a kid.  We shot a few arrows back behind the cafeteria where there was this little hill.  I remember that we were in lines to shoot and I have this picture in my mind of the arrow on the bow and just something very cool about it. If you have time come and join us in a class :).

 

No April Fools joke except for the weather lol 🙂  We might be teaching in a town near you :).

  • Bow Park & Rec
  • Merrimack Park & Rec
  • Andover MA.
  • Bedford Park and Rec
  • Concord Adult Community Education (Adult Class)
  • Hopkinton Park & Rec
  • New Boston Park And Rec
  • New London Park & Rec Age 45+
  • Home School Archery
  • Private Lessons

Come join the fun, text me 603-317-5413 e-mail nesainc@yahoo.com  And ohh a few or the classes are almost sold out.

Have a wonderful day and for those of you in New England, don’t worry, the 2017 April Fools day snow storm will melt away and be gone by Monday.

Time to Empower Your Life After a Long Winter

Ready to leave the winter blues behind & find your inner swagger?

Are you ready to find your your inner swagger after a long winter?  Then you should answer the below questions honestly and if you answer yes and you are serious about taking charge of your life, then click on the link below.

Are you someone who takes care of others first? Have you been eating the holiday munchies and now you want that summer swagger? Do you feel sleepy during the day? I only have 9 SWAGGER TAKING LIFE ENERGIZING STRESS DUMPING complementary 25 minute sessions left.

To get more information about this amazing program then CLICK HERE

I gave a fun talk called “How to Leave The Winter Blues With A Swagger” at The Concord Kiwanis club last week and it is now going to be aired on Concord Community TV channel 22 at 12:00pm  on Feb. 22nd and on Thursday Feb. 23rd at 7:30pm. You can also stream it live at http://www.yourconcordtv.org/channels-and-…/channel-22-live/

If you were not able to watch the show on TV then you can check it out on our YouTube channel  🙂

For more information about this amazing program  CLICK HERE

Have a wonderful day and thank you for watching us on TV! – Coach Lucy Morris

Valentines Day Is The Month of February or every day :)

I dare you, I double dare you to take the rest of the month of February and also include March and pick 1 day a week to have a valentines day.  You may be saying that you don’t have time….  lol you don’t have to take a day off from work… do something as fun and simple as making breakfast in bed for your honey, create a date night and take a private archery lesson as a special treat 🙂 .  And for a wicked cool bonus The Heart CHOCOLATE is on sale right now  🙂

The Ancient Greeks considered Cupid as the god of love and an archer. And through the ages Cupid has been a part of stories of love, and of over overcoming great obstacles.   But one theme that seems to weave into all the stories that I have read about Cupid from the different time periods are these words, and I think it is in Latin; Omnia Vincit Amor ” Love Conquers All”.

 

Maybe in some strange way Cupid (the god of love) can be in our hearts every moment of every day. You can prepare yourself to love life by say getting up a little earlier in the day and go for quick walk in the morning.  As you go for your walk find 10 things that you can appreciate on that walk. It might be the contrast of the colors of the trees and the sky, or the snow bank or the crashing of the ocean waves along the beech, or the feeling of the hot sun as you walk along the beech…  It kind of depends on if you live near the equator or if it is winter time and snow in your part of the country.  When you start your day and prime it with an attitude of gratitude you will probably have more positive energy and closer to feeling love during the day than if you wake up and tried to solve the worlds problems before 7:00am.

There is a lot of beauty in our culture and we do have a good amount of negativity that comes from TV, online, and in a lot of other places that creates stress in our lives. it is not always easy to just feel happy never mind feeling like your in love with life lol. But the cool thing about being human, is that you can decide to find the good in any situation and then you feel better and over time your stress level will go down.

This is a beautiful painting created by Benjamin West in 1809 and below is a an interesting description of the painting

Omnia Vincit Amor, or The Power of Love in the Three Elements

“Omnia vincit Amor,” (Love triumphs over everything) is a quotation from Virgil’s Eclogues. Venus, the goddess of love, is shown at the left with her attributes the doves and with her small son, Amor, armed with bow and arrows, clinging to her draperies. A young deity, presumably Hymen, god of marriage, brandishes a flaming torch with his right hand and grasps in his left cords that leash an eagle. The eagle symbolizes all the creatures living in the element Air, a hippocampus stands for those of the Water, and a lion for those on Earth. The fourth element, Fire, is implicit in the goddess herself, in the winged Amores, or little Loves, and most particularly in Hymen’s flaming torch.”

Website about the painting http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/13202

Time for a date night and enjoy a romantic archery lesson?

LEAVE THE WINTER BLUES WITH A SWAGGER!

You can save the dragon, slay the dragon and or let your inner dragon loose!

In Archery we have a game called save the dragon and you go on a journey to get to the dragon.  If you are going to find your inner swagger after a long winter you should answer the below questions honestly and if you answer yes and you are serious about taking charge of your dragon, then text me.

Are you someone who takes care of others first? Have you been eating the holiday munchies and now you want that summer swagger? Do you feel sleepy during the day? I only have 9 SWAGGER TAKING DRAGON SLAYING STRESS DUMPING complementary 25 minute sessions left. Private message on facebook @LucyMorrisCoaching or text me 603-317-5413 to snag one of the remaining slots.

Archery Class Celebrates Saving The Dragon :).

Last night we saved the dragon!!  

 I told them that they could work as a team but I didn’t give them any rules except for the basics of the game and they came up with a way to most effectively save the dragon as a team.  

Below is a video explanation of how to play save the dragon, presented by one of our young athletes to a beginner archery class.   https://youtu.be/zVcj6xvl5po

What do these 2 boys like about ARCHERY?

IF you can’t see the video below then just click HERE What Archery Was Like For These 2 Boys  🙂

One more day and then it’s FRIDAY!!

Hello my friends from around the world. Do you live your life feeling like Friday can’t get here fast enough? Do you feel like life is just flying by a little too fast and you might not be where you want to be?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then take a moment with a blank piece of paper and answer the fallowing questions and then take daily action.  The daily action can be small, like getting up 10 minutes earlier to have a little me time, or to stretch, or to make a healthy breakfast.

What does your day or week look like?

How would you like to make your week, month rest of the year look like?  What do you want 2017 to look like in your life?

Just do 1 thing differently every day and over time it adds up :).

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The World of Archery With British Paralympian John Stubbs

TFA: 020 The World of Archery with John Stubbs – TheFlyingArcher.com Discover Your Passion For Archery

John Stubbs John on the podium in Beijing

John Stubbs, from Warrington  England is a Great Britain Paralympic archer.  John has been a member of the Archery Great Britain Squad since 1998. At the Beijin Paralympics John  set two Paralympic records and won the gold medal

John is a World and European Champion.  And he was awarded an MBE in 2006 which was presented to John by Prince Charles on behalf of the Queen.  Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Since our interview with John, John has since then, qualified to compete in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio!!

In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • John’s  passion for archery
  • John’s Paralympic Experience
  • John’s favorite gadget on his bow
  • John’s favorite books and are they archery books?
  • John’s thoughts on how different foods affect your shooting
  • Jonh’s earliest challenge in archery
  • John’s craziest weather day in a competition
  • What kind of bow does John like?
  • And many inspiring tips

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Several great articles about John :

https://www.facebook.com/JohnStubbsParaArcher/info/?

https://m.paralympic.org/feature/john-stubbs-moment-reflection

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/paralympic-archer-given-last-rites-1276918

John Stubbs after winning the gold at the Beijing Olympics

Winning the Gold in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics

John Stubbs and Leigh posing in the family area

Paralympians John Stubbs and Leigh Walmsley posing in the family area at the 2012 London Games

John Stubbs 2012 para Olympics

Sponsor:

New England School of Archery and Supplies llc www.nearchery.com Where we also offer the mindset of a champion coaching to athletes as well as to the business world.  How to think like a champion at work, in life and on and off the archery field. Facebook : Lucy Morris Coaching

Our Guest’s Links:

John Stubb’s Podcast:

Click here to listen to John Stubbs Podcast with Coach Lucy or click on the below YouTube

Thank you for listening to our podcast and please share, I appreciate you – Coach Lucy

Awards:

2015
Ranked #1 in World Para-Archery
Trophy – Archery GB Wheelchair Archer of the Year

Dutch Para-Archery Tournament, Almere, The Netherlands
– Bronze Medal, Men’s Open Compound Team

2014
Ranked #2 in World Para-Archery

European Para-Archery Championships, Nottwil, Switzerland
– Bronze Medal, Men’s Open Compound
– Bronze Medal, Mixed Compound Team

UK Masters, Lilleshall
– Men’s Open Compound World Record (702/720)
– Silver Medal, Men’s Compound

– Freeman of the City of London
– Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Fletchers
– Gussy Trophy – Archery GB Wheelchair Archer of the Year
– Warrington Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year
– Jim Cochrane Award for Disabled Achievement – Cheshire & Warrington Sports Awards

Asian Grand Prix, Bangkok, Thailand
– Bronze Medal, Mixed Compound Team

Asian Para Grand Prix, Bangkok, Thailand
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound
– Gold Medal, Mixed Compound Team

2013
Ranked #2 in World Para-Archery

World Archery Para Championships, Bangkok, Thailand
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound Team
– Silver Medal, Mixed Compound Team

Para-Archery World Invitational, Stoke Mandeville, UK
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound

BWAA/Wheelpower National Championships, Stoke Mandeville, UK
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound

2012
Ranked #2 in World Para-Archery

BWAA/Wheelpower National Championships, Stoke Mandeville, UK
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound

Paralympic Test Event, London, UK
– Silver Medal, Men’s Open Compound

Men’s Open Compound World Record 70m (354/360)

Arizona Cup
– Gold Medal, 50m Men’s Open Compound

2011
Ranked #2 in World Para-Archery

Para World Ranking Event, Nymburk, Czech Republic
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound Team
– Gold Medal, Mixed Compound Team
– Bronze Medal, Men’s Open Compound

World Archery Para Championships, Turin, Italy
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound Team
– Silver Medal, Mixed Compound Team
– Silver Medal, Men’s Open Compound

Para-Archery World Invitational, Stoke Mandeville, UK
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound Team

BWAA/Wheelpower National Championships, Stoke Mandeville, UK
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound

Men’s Open Compound World Record (353/360)
Mixed Compound Team World Record (154/160)

2010
Ranked #3 in World Para-Archery

IPC European Championships, Vichy, France
– Gold Medal, Mixed Compound Team
– Silver Medal, Men’s Open Compound Team
– Bronze Medal, Men’s Open Compound

Arizona Cup
– Silver Medal, Mixed Compound Team
– Bronze Medal, Men’s Open Compound

Men’s Open Compound World Record
Men’s Open Compound Team World Record
Compound Mixed Team World Record

Commonwealth Sports Award for Outstanding Male Athlete with a Disability

2009
Ranked #1 in World Para-Archery

Gussy Trophy – Archery GB Wheelchair Archer of the Year

IPC World Championships, Nymburk, Czech Republic
– Silver Medal, Men’s Open Compound Team

IPC European Grand Prix/World Invitational, Stoke Mandeville, UK
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound Team

2008
Ranked #1 in World Para-Archery

Paralympics, Beijing, China
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound
– Paralympic Record, qualification round
– Paralympic Record, head-to-head match

IPC European Grand Prix/World Invitational, Stoke Mandeville, UK
– Men’s Open Compound Individual World Record
– Men’s Open Compound Team World Record

2007
IPC European Grand Prix/World Invitational, Stoke Mandeville, UK
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound

2006
IPC European Grand Prix/World Invitational, Stoke Mandeville, UK
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound

Member of the British Empire (MBE)
Received from HRH Prince Charles for services to disabled sport

2005
IPC World Championships, Massa-Carrara, Italy
– Gold Medal, Men’s Open Compound
– Silver Medal, Men’s Compound Team

The World of Archery With 2012 British Paralympian Leigh Walmsley

TFA: 019 The World of Archery with Leigh Walmsley – TheFlyingArcher.com Discover Your Passion For Archery

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Leigh Walmsley, 45, from  England is a former British Paralympian archer who has limited mobility due nerve damage in her right foot, ankle and a portion of her lower leg following a cycling accident as a child and Leigh also has rheumatoid arthritis.  Leigh was introduced to archery in the girl scouts and loved it.  Then as an adult in 2006 Leigh went to the UK archery Forum  and took a shot at archery. Then 6 years later Leigh represented her country at the 2012 London Paralympics.   Leigh is adamant about the potential of sport and physical exercise to improve the lives of disabled people.

In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • Leigh’s passion for archery
  • Leigh’s experience in the London 2012 Para Paralympics
  • Leigh’s favorite gadget on her bow
  • Leigh’s favorite books and are they archery books?
  • Leigh’s thoughts on how different foods affect your shooting
  • Leigh’s earliest challenge in archery
  • Leigh’s craziest weather day in a competition
  • What kind of bow does Leigh like?
  • And many inspiring tips

Several great articles about Leigh:

http://www.efds.co.uk/news/3555_this_girl_can_leighs_story               http://www.greatersport.co.uk/news/this-girl-can-leigh-walmsley http://www.nras.org.uk/stories/im-a-paralympian

There is a story behind every single picture and Leigh shares each story with us in our wonderful podcast.

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The Parade of Countries and Leigh has a pom poms

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Sponsor:

New England School of Archery and Supplies llc www.nearchery.com Where we also offer the mindset of a champion coaching to athletes as well as to the business world.  How to think like a champion at work, in life and on and off the archery field. Facebook : Lucy Morris Coaching

Our Guest’s Links:

  • TWITTER: @auberginearcher
  • INSTAGRAM: auberginearcher
  • FACEBOOK: Leigh Walmsley

Leigh Walmsley’s Podcast

Click here to listen to Leigh Walmsley’s Podcast with Coach Lucy or click on the below YouTube

In 2013 Leigh became declassified as a Para Archer because they were no longer accepting her condition, rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune inflammatory disease with no cure.

“in November of 2013, I was invited to the classification hub being held at Lilleshall National Sports Centre. I could tell from the minute I was called in, that my destiny had already been predetermined. It was a humiliating process, which took hours. I wish I’d brought an advocate in with me. I was made to do some of my classification in public and it was there that they announced to all who could hear that I was being declassified” e -mail from Leigh Walmsley

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Thank you for listening to our podcast, and please share.  – Coach Lucy

Live Life TODAY as if you have the power to change the World.. Because you do

I’m up at 4:00am, I meditate, I exercise, I think about today’s class and what awesome people I’m going to be certifying to become archery instructors, people that will go out and empower and change the lives of their students in a positive amazing way. The hard boiled eggs are cooling, which will turn into a salad with egg and avocado and that is my power breakfast. I’m preparing for 8 hours in the sun with very little shade, I will be on top of my game, every day I go out and I teach or just go out in the world. Have a wonderful day 🙂.

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