Alright my friends! Today you get the inside scoop. A few questions I get asked quite frequently by people is “what’s it like being a coach at Archers Arena?” “Could you compete with Katniss Everdeen or Legolas Greenleaf?” and the famous “does it hurt?” Well I get to dig into these questions and more with you in today’s blog!
No, it doesn’t hurt. And either does the Nerf Wars
I could possibly compete with Katniss but am almost certain I would have a losing win/loss ratio and I couldn’t possibly compete with that majestic elf Legolas.
Well I guess that just leaves “what’s it like being a coach?” and thankfully there’s layers to this question or else this week’s blog would be exceptionally short!
The short answer to that question is, it’s amazing but saying its amazing is too vague so allow me to elaborate. First off, I believe we’re all children at heart at it feels fantastic to play games over and over as a means to make a living! In a society crippled by work that causes anxiety and nervous breakdowns, it feels great to take a page out of the Joker's book and say “why so serious?” secondly, energy is everything, so in a business that’s only purpose is to bring guests in and make them have a great time, it’s pretty hard not to be swept away by the positivity that emits from people.
They say “it’s all about the people you work with” and let me tell you, that’s the truth. The employees at Archers Arena are like no other team I’ve experienced. Handshakes, hugs, and laughs are only the beginning of what makes this group of archers not only a working team, but a family (cheesy I know but bare with me). To work at Archers Arena is to be invited into a family, to be trusted and to be encouraged to grow and pursue whatever in life you want to chase and this is demonstrated through frequent chats and one-on-one sit down talks. These people care, and that’s hard to find.
And lastly, competition. As a coach, you’re encouraged to practice your archery (obviously) and to participate in community nights where we get some regulars in to play the game we love. In my humble opinion, the strongest friendships are forged through competition and that’s exactly what we do. Not only do we encourage you to grow as a person, but also in sport.
“Hitting the target isn’t the hard part. It’s finding a target worth hitting”
Mr. Aimazing (Kyle)