Q: Do I need experience or my own equipment to join the club?
A: No, most of our members had no previous experience and no personal
equipment before joining. Experience is always a plus, but instruction
will be provided to all members regardless of experience level.
As for equipment, only dedicated (or rich) archers have their
own; archery is an expensive sport!
Q: When and where does the club practice?
A: Practice is held two times a week: Mondays and Wednesdays
from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. We practice indoors in the Barnard LeFrak Gymnasium throughout
Q: Where is the Barnard Lefrak Gymnasium?
A: The gym is in Barnard Hall, the building directly in front
of you when you enter the Barnard campus through the main gates.
Go through the pair of double doors and turn right. At the end
of the hallway, before the elevator and stairs, there should be
doors on your left leading into the gym.
for a campus map.
Q: Do I have to pay to join the club?
A: Yes, all club sports are required to collect dues. This year,
dues are $35 per semester for undergraduates and $45 per semester
for everyone else. For new members, there is a three week trial
period at the beginning of each semester during which you can
attend practice for free to see if you're interested. Dues from
all members are due by the end of the trial period. Club dues
go toward tournament registration fees, team travel expenses
and new equipment.
Q: Do I have to attend all the practices or compete in tournaments?
A: No, participation in club sports is voluntary, and you
decide the commitment you want to make. We are all busy people,
so it's not a problem if you can't attend all the practices
or compete in tournaments.
If you want to compete, the coach will first have to decide
if you're prepared to do so. We attend tournaments in the tri-state
area as well as out of state (roadtrips!), and they're all a
lot of fun. Obviously, if you want to shoot well at tournaments,
you need to attend practice regularly. Otherwise it's just embarassing...
Q: Where else can I shoot in New York City?
A: There are two public shooting ranges in New York City, both in Queens: