Junior Olympic Archery Development
(JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that
helps archers to enjoy the sport
recreationally or progress to the excitement
JOAD program focus on basic shooting form, different styles of
archery, understanding equipment, and introduction to
competitive archery. JOAD is a year round archery program
designed for youth archers who are committed to developing
their form and skills as they pertain to archery. This is a
structured program with regular scheduled class sessions. The
archers meet year round and must keep their attendance at an
85% level or they can be removed from the club roster. Our
coaches work with our archers to define goals, and with our
parents to address equipment, tournaments and forms of
archery, and individual archers goals and progress.
JOAD sessions offers both recurve and compound archers the
opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique
in an environment that also fosters focus, increased
self-confidence, and team building skills.
Students learn they must overcome distractions and obstacles,
and have a plan of action. Archery provides a fundamental
relaxation quality in that the archer must be focused on the
immediate moment. Archery is a self-challenging and rewarding
activity, blending physical and mental resources.
Currently we have members whom are certified
USA Archery Instructors and a USA National
Level 4 NTS Coach: Vernie Urbano.
Our education and training staff certifications are
up to date and training materials on hand. All are
current members of USA Archery and NFAA. All
of our instructors follow the USA Archery Code
of Ethics and have undergone background
screening through USA Archery.