Archery is safe, fun, and easy to learn. It is a sport that is geared for all ages and can be enjoyed by the entire family.
There is no limit to learning archery. The various programs we offer will help participants acquire the skills needed to learn archery, whether it is for the joy of the sport or to participate in the many archery tournaments offered throughout the country.
Benefits of Archery
Focus – Concentration – Goals
Participants learn that they must overcome distractions and obstacles, and have a plan of action. Archery provides fundamental relaxation qualities. The archer must be focused on the shot process and the overall outcome of that process. Archery is a self-challenging and rewarding activity that can help archers succeed as individuals or as part of a team. Archery helps our participants to succeed in multiple aspects of their everyday lives.
Archery maintains its high safety level through the proper training and certification of archery instructors. Our classes are taught by a USA Archery NTS certified instructor, and adhere to the safety guidelines of the USA Archery Instructor Training program, the official training courses of the National Archery Association (NAA). The NAA is affiliated with the Federation of International Target Archery (FITA), which is the international governing body for Olympic style archery competitions. Our instructors teach traditional archers, recreational archers, and bow hunters in addition to target archers.
Our Archery Discovery Course is a fun and safe way to try this exciting sport. It is the way to get started. It is led by USA National Team member and #3 Archer in the USA, Jose Drapeau, we will show you the basic skills and techniques you need to accurately shoot a bow. This is an experience that you will remember forever.
- Prerequisite: None
- Activity level: Easy
- Minimum age: 8 (16 and under with parent or guardian)
- Duration 1 hr
Archery is one of Big Woods Goods' most popular Courses for adults and children, making it a great outing that everyone in your family will enjoy. After brief introductions and a safety talk, you'll receive helpful advice on the proper technique for correctly holding a bow and releasing an arrow for optimal accuracy and precision. With guidance and support from our certified instructors, you'll practice hitting targets with a recurve bow and/or compound. And always remember, our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about the exciting sport of archery.
All necessary archery equipment is included.
- Prerequisite: Must have completed 1 Archery Discovery class or Private Class
- Activity level: Easy to moderate
- Minimum age: 8 (juniors 17 and under must be accompanied by an parent or guardian
- Duration: 1 hr
Join our archery experts for a comprehensive course that covers everything from the most basic fundamentals to more advanced targeting tips and techniques with a recurve or compound bow. You will leave with the information, skills and everything else you need to confidently and safely enjoy this exciting sport on your own. Your instructor will go through all the essentials including safety, proper bow selection and maintenance, discussion of types of archery, target types, arrow types and other applications. Once on the range, our skilled archers can show you techniques and tricks to achieving the correct body mechanics, bow dynamics and adjusting sights. They will work with you on drills that will help improve your form and overall accuracy. This course is perfect for anyone who wants to take their archery skills to the next level.
Our Private lessons are a perfect place to try archery with your own personal coach, allowing you plenty of one-on-one time with Jose Drapeau, a Level 3 certified NTS Instructor and USA National Team Member who will focus on the exact archery skills you want.
- Prerequisite: None
- Activity level: It's up to you!
- Minimum age: 6 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
Having your own dedicated coach is the most effective way to learn a new sport. Join us for a private archery lesson tailored to your needs. In a one-on-one environment, Coach Jose will perform a complete overview of your skills, helping identify challenges and providing technique refinements that will have you shooting more accurately in no time. He will build upon your present skill set, or get you started in the right direcadding advanced techniques to your "quiver" of tricks for shooting effectively. They'll teach you simple tips on the best archery practices, plus answer any questions you have about this exciting sport. All necessary archery equipment is provided. Price varies based on the duration of the lesson. If you'd like to add more participants, spend more time with a certified instructor or build your own custom adventure, please call (store Number).
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD)
JOAD is a nationwide program where certified coaches provide instruction for youth archers to help them progress in the sport at their own pace. If you are new to archery and are looking for an introductory program JOAD has what you need to get started! You'll learn important skills, play exciting games and earn awards for developing fundamental skills and scoring achievements.
JOAD Star Pins are awarded for scoring achievements at distances from 9 meters to 18 meters. JOAD archers can earn Stars Pins for shooting indoors and/or outdoors with barebow, basic compound recurve and/or compound bows. A current USA Archery Youth, Adult, or Family membership is required to participate in the Achievement Awards Program, Adults can participate in the Pin program as well.
In addition to Star Pins, JOAD archers can earn the official "6-Gold" pin when they shoot six 10's in a row - either in a single 6 arrow end, or in two consecutive 3-arrow ends. JOAD Archers can display their Stars Pins on lanyards designed for their archery specialty. Each lanyard holds all Stars pins as well as the optional 6-Star Gold pin.
JOAD Archers can earn advanced levels of recognition with the Olympian Award Levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold. An archer reaching these levels is honored with special recognition from the USA Archery Office.
For more information, please talk to one of our Archery Staff Members.
Adult Archery Program (AAP)
The Adult Archery Program is a logical “next step” for adult archers pursuing this lifetime sport. The AAP is the adult version of the JOAD program. Membership in USA Archery's Adult Archery Program provides unique benefits, including the opportunity to earn the achievement pins, make new friends, obtain a great upper-body workout, and the chance to build self-confidence and learn team-building skills. Whether your interest in archery is purely recreational, or if you want to pursue competition at the local, state, national or international level, Big Woods Goods Adult Archery Program is designed to help you pursue all that archery has to offer.
For more information, please talk to one of our Archery Staff Members
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