Brothers Bo and Brett Mabry coach handfuls of elementary kids every week. They teach them the in's and outs of one of their favorite family pasttimes.
After the school received grant money from the Arkansas Game and Fish commission along with a match from Root Elementary PTO, Coach Bo Mabry decided to bring the art of archery into the classroom.
"Anybody can do it, whether you're athletic or not," said Assistant coach Brett Mabry.
"They can do archery all through their life," said Coach Bo Mabry."It's not the everyday basketball, baseball camp. It's something differnt."
For these kids, archery isn't just about shooting bows and arrows. It's about learning life skills as well.
"Concentration, self discipline. They've got to really concentrate on how to shoot," said Coach Brett Mabry.
"It teaches them to get out into the outdoors. They can go home and not just sit on the couch and play video games. They can get outside and get their bow, shoot it. It also teaches them to focus. It gives them an outlet to go through and to really teach them to just stay calm, focus and really get the shot done," said Assistant Coach Brett Mabry.
Concentration and focus is just what these kids will need this weekend as they head to Hot Springs for the state tournament.
But this matchup isn't just for the kids.
The Mabry's other brother, Jeremy, will be coaching his students from Butterfield elementary at the tournament as well. So, it's a family affair with some friendly rivalry.
These sharp student shooters will aim to hit the bullseye for a shot at the top spot in the state.