OL: What's the biggest mistake beginners make?
HP: Probably the most common error lies in the process of shooting. It might be their draw cycle or follow through, but everything ultimately boils down to not understanding how much focus and energy goes into a good shot. A lot of coaches say—and I agree—that archery is 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical. It requires more visualization than a lot of people realize, and a lot of focus.