Barbara Calvert, who coaches the team, says any child can enjoy archery. "One of the best things about this team is you can have some of the least athletic kids, any person can pull that bow back. We have little girls that are no taller than this score in the 40's"
Coach Calvert's talking abot Mackie Carnegie and she's actually one of the best shooters on the team, but it didn't come easy.
"I think that we all have worked very hard to go to the world. It takes a lot of practice and skill to make the team and be able to go. I think I've improved quite a lot, the whole team has, you have to make sure every arrow release is correct." says Carnegie.
While nobody's perfect, this team tries its best to be just that. It's a good mix of kids and they all get along. In fact, there's actually a brother and sister on the team.
Team member Hayden Nichols says it's a family thing. "My whole family is interested in shooting and bow hunting and when we heard about the tryouts, we thought it would be a great opportunity to show what we had. I think it's great, both of us can become closer together and it's just something to bring us closer together."
This trip to Orlando has brought the whole team together, and in the minutes before the world Archery in the Schools championships begin, Mackie will have some words of advice to keep her friends focused.
"Every arrow is every arrow. Don't worry about the last arrow, just think about your next one." says Carnegie.
Good luck kids, the whole state has your back!
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