Movie Has Created New Interest In Archery For Kids

Zack Kocurek credits “Robin Hood” for getting him interested in archery four years ago, long before he read “The Hunger Games.” Still, the 14-year-old from Plano, Texas, likes the way the books and hit movie have made his favorite sport cool.

“It’s kind of fun bragging about your best shots,” he says at the Texas Archery Club in Plano, where he takes lessons and participates in Junior Olympic Archery Development. “I also love that I don’t have technology helping me. It makes me feel more self-reliant.”

“Hunger Games,” the book phenomenon and hit movie that features a teenage girl, Katniss, who’s a master of bows, arrows, plant identification and general grit, is making kids across the country hungry to learn archery and survival skills, according to Jay McAninch, CEO and president of the Archery Trade Association.

Movies are important in creating archery and survival skills in kids..


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