Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD)

When: Thursday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tuition: $65/person/month (+$35 one time set up fee). Tuition includes 1 additional private lesson per month.
Prerequisite:  Must have your own equipment (if you need equipment we can help you get what you need), and a current USA Archery Membership* (please visit USA Archery‚Äôs web page to get your membership https://webpoint.usarchery.org/wp/Memberships/Join.wp)
*Tuition does not include USA Archery's membership fee.
Ages: 10 years and up (JOAD 10-20 years, AAD 21+ years)

Adult Archery Development (AAD)

Program benefits include:

  • Weekly practices led by nationally certified coach, Ian Garner (USA Archery Level 3 NTS)
  • USA Archery achievement pins
  • One free private lesson per month
  • Discounts on additional lessons and equipment
  • USA Archery membership

*When registering for your USA Archery membership, please select the following:

Membership Type - Adult Membership or Youth Membership

Club Affiliation - State: California, Club: Archery Santa Cruz

Primary Discipline - Recurve=Olympic style, Barebow= Recurve w/out sight or stabilizer

Voting Category - At-Large

NTS is USA Archery's "National Training System" It is a successful way of teaching archers to shoot using biomechanics. For more information on NTS and how it is used in our lessons, please see our "NTS Guide" in the downloads section.

Taught by Coach Ian Garner (USA Archery Level 3 NTS Coach), Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), and Adult Archery Development (AAD) helps archers to learn and enjoy the sport of archery while earning USA Archery achievement award pins. JOAD and AAD offers both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn safety and the skills taught to our National and Olympic archery teams that allow archers to shoot accurately and efficiently. Our program fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. Archers that enjoy competition, have the option to compete in both local and regional tournaments and possibly earn a seat on the U.S. Archery Team (USAT) to compete in other countries representing the United States on behalf of USA Archery.