Beginning Archery Ages 7 - 18
Archery Learning Center utilizes the USA Archery J.O.A.D. Program to train kids and introduce them to organized archery. Whether your child is just interested in archery for fun or aspires to be the next World Champion we can help them on the path to their goals.
Junior Olympic Archery Development, J.O.A.D.
is a program of USA Archery that is designed to teach archery to young people, over a series of classes taught by our team of top instructors.
JOAD offers both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also encourages focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. Archery Learning Center JOAD is open to any youth archer aged 7 to 19 and is designed to grow with the youth archer. Introductory JOAD classes teach the fundamentals of proper shooting form; as the young archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques.
JOAD archers who use a compound bow can train to compete in local and regional tournaments. They can earn a seat on a youth world team to compete in other countries representing the United States on behalf of USA Archery. Recurve archers can compete likewise. They have anadded benefit of being able to use their recurve bow to try out for a spot on the US Olympic Archery team which is selected and managed by USA Archery.
JOAD Levels and Shooting Times
Honey Bee 1
Saturdays 9:00am - 1hr No sign up needed. First come, first served. This is a non enrollment class. The class starts at 9AM and the class has a limit of 20 shooters. The class is $20 and theequipment rental is free if you need it.
Yellow Jacket Saturday
10:30 - 1.5 hrs and Saturday 12:15 1.5 hrs
The Yellow JacketClasses are a six week enrollment archery course designed to get archers ready for tournament shooting. Archers will earn USA Archery JOAD Achievement Pins. There will be two scoring weekends per period. Archers are encouraged to have their own equipment by the time they reach this stage. Bows must be appropriate for the program. Toy bows with blunted arrows will not work. The class is only $120 per six class period and the entry fee is non refundable once the class begins.
Wednesday 6PM 1hr for introductory level shooters and 1.5 hrs for Yellow Jacket Level.
This is a non enrollment class and it costs $20 per session. The Wednesday Honey/Jacket class is for Yellow Jackets and Honeybees this is a casual registration class and is on a space available basis.