I've done a lot of shooting for fun, but last night, after reading the thread about the indoor world championship, I decided to set a goal and participate in next years Las Vegas tournament. Problem is, now that I have that in my head, my grouping went haywire. Self-preservation says it was wet fletching because it was rain/snowing out today, but realistic answer probably is the pressure and excitement I just added to my shooting.

Any advice how to deal with this or how to get out of this funk? I'm shooting a wooden recurve from 20 yards at a paper target.

Any advice on making it to the tournament would be helpful too. i.e. release technique, qualifying, mental preparedness.

One more thing, how can I tell I have proper form without someone telling me?