JUNIOR OLYMPIC ARCHERY DEVELOPMENT, J.O.A.D.
JOAD is a program of The USA Archery Association, the United States governing body for USA Olympic Archery; a program that is designed to teach archery to young people, offering a chance to inspire a dream and possibly take the journey to Olympic and/or international competition.
The Big Woods Goods Junior Olympic Archery Development Program is open to beginners through advanced skill of archery in both disciplines of recurve and compound archery. It provides the opportunity to learn archery range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also encourages focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. Big Woods Goods JOAD is open to any youth archer aged 7 to 19 and is designed to grow with the youth archer. Introductory JOAD classes teach safety, basic fundamental skills; then, as the young archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques.
JOAD archers who use a compound bow can train to compete in local, regional and international 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. Recurve archers have the added 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.