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YMCA Offers Archery Clinics

Archery gaining in popularity among children because of hit movies; the Bayside YMCA in Barrington is offering free clinics to introduce the sport on Saturday.

The popularity of archery among children is growing. It is featured in in movies such as the Disney/Pixar animated film Brave, the superhero blockbuster The Avengers, and the smash hit, The Hunger Games.

So, the Bayside YMCA in Barrington will offer archery clinics for children 6 and older this Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.The clinics will offer a free introduction to this sport.

The free clinic will include training in archery equipment, rules of the game, how to shoot a bow and arrow, safety, and target practice, said Hugh Minor,  spokesman for the Greater Providence YMCA.

The archery clinics are led by certified YMCA instructors.

 The Y offers archery programs all summer long at day camps throughout the area for children wanting to gain even more experience. The clinics are free and open to the public.

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