All Classes and Programs are held at the Papago Park Archery Range.
Introduction to Archery Class - Four times a year (twice in the Spring/twice in the Fall), the Papago Archery Club hosts our Introduction to Archery Classes. This is a free class that is designed to expose both youth and adults to the sport of archery. (It is important that you check the club calendar for exact dates). You don't have to have your own equipment. The club will supply all of the equipment necessary. The class is 60 minutes in length. The Introduction to Archery class is open to all persons 8 years old and up and we encourage parents to shoot along with their children. Archery equipment, range safety and the basics of archery techniques are covered. You will need to preregister for this class. Classes are limited to 20 participants. Our next class will be held in the Fall. REGISTRATION: Registration is now Closed. Thank you.
Beginners Archery Course - Four times a year (twice in the Spring/twice in the Fall) we host our Beginners Archery Courses. The Course is comprised of 4 class/lessons designed to get you started in the sport of archery the right way. Each class is 90 minutes in length. The Beginners Archery Course is open to all persons 8 years old and up and we encourage parents to shoot with their children as archery is a great FAMILY activity. Classes cover safety, the beginnings of the National Training System (NTS - formerly the B.E.S.T. method) and Olympic Archery Re-curve equipment. All equipment needed for the class will be provided. The Course fee is $80.00 per archer (+ a small on-line fee) for the 4 classes. Class space is limited to 20 students and will fill up fast. Registration for all courses is done on-line and when we reach the max. number of participants, the link will shut down. The next Beginners Archery Course will occur in the Fall 2013 REGISTRATION: Registration is now closed. Junior Archery Olympic Development (JOAD) - JOAD or Junior Olympic Archery Development is a National Archery Association (NAA) program intended to provide archery instruction and competition for young archers starting at age eight (8) across the country. The JOAD program allows young archers the opportunity to get out and shoot with fellow archers of all different abilities as well as participate in local and national tournaments. Through the JOAD Olympian Awards program, these archers can earn incentives as they develop and improve their scores. Each archer can advance at his or her own pace. Success at each level is dependent on the individual's skill and willingness to apply themselves through repetition.
The JOAD program is an effort to provide a basic organizational guide for junior archery activities. The NAA, with its Olympic membership affiliation, is the guiding force for these potential Olympic and international archery contestants. The program is also intended to provide the necessary guidance for the recreational archer who is interested in archery purely for the enjoyment of shooting a bow and arrow. Youth may participate in the JOAD program through the calendar year of their 20th birthday. JOAD sponsors tournaments in which the archers are organized into classes by age group.
For More Information on the National JOAD Programclick here
Some of the things your child will get out of Archery (Archery is great for Home School Programs)
Practice respecting other shooters Practice focusing on a single task Practice responsibility learn the concept of accountability (you put that arrow there, it's nobody else's fault Practice discipline Practice math skills (scoring targets) practice scientific procedure (shoot, evaluate shot, hypothesize, re-shoot and evaluate) Practice making changes and seeing immediate feedback on your choices. All of these positive learning experiences are repeated each time an Archers comes to the range. Archery allows children to practice decision making in a emotionally safe setting.