The Papago Archery Association (PAA) offers the following classes at Papago Archery Range for anyone 8 and up looking to get involved with the sport.

BEGINNERS ARCHERY COURSE: (3 days – 90 minute class each)

The PAA hosts the Beginners Archery Course at least four times a year (twice in the Spring/twice in the Fall). The course is comprised of 3 class lessons designed to get you started in the sport of archery the right way. Each class is 90 minutes in length and the cost for course is $75 per archer plus a small online fee. 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 recurve equipment. All equipment needed for the class will be provided. Class space is limited and will fill up fast. Registration for all courses is done online and when we reach the maximum number of participants, the link will shut down. 

2017 Class dates & registration information can be found below or on our Events page when available.

Session 1 (CLOSED)
February 19th, 26th & March 5th (9:00-10:30 AM)

Session 2 (CLOSED)
March 12th, 19th & 26th (9:00-10:30 AM)

Session 3 (CLOSED)
April 23rd, 30th & May 7th (8:00-9:30 AM)

Session 4 (CLOSED)
September 10th, 17th & 24th (8:00-9:30 AM)

Session 5 (CLOSED)
November 5th, 12th & 19th (8:00-9:30 AM)

Session 6 (Registration is Open)
December 3rd, 10th & 17th (9:00-10:30 AM)


INTRODUCTION TO ARCHERY CLASS: (1 day – 90 minute class)

The PAA hosts the Introduction to Archery Classes four times a year (twice in the Spring/twice in the Fall).  The lessons are through the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department and require preregistration. Please check their event calendar for specific dates.  This class is designed to expose both youth and adults to the sport of archery.  You don’t have to have your own equipment. The club will supply all of the equipment necessary. The class is 90 minutes long, for 1 day.  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.

Contact the Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department to reserve your spot today! Registration is online now.

Sunday, February 5th, 2017 (9:00-10:30 AM)
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 (8:00-9:30 AM)
Sunday, May 21st, 2017 (8:00-9:30 AM)
Sunday, August 27th, 2017 (8:00-9:30 AM)
Sunday October 29th, 2017 (8:00-9:30 AM)

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