The Papago Archery Association (PAA) JUNIOR OLYMPIC ARCHERY DEVELOPMENT (JOAD) offers both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. The Papago JOAD is open to any youth archer aged 8 to 20 and is designed to grow with the youth archer.

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 United States Archery Association (USAA) 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.


COACHES:: Kevin Ikegami, Lindsay Langston & Dennis Mowery



The cost (and family discount) for participation in the JOAD* program for a 6 month period is as follows::

1st member… $250
2nd member… $200 (20%off)
3rd member… $150 (40%off)
4th, 5th, etc… $125 (50%off)

*all JOAD members are required to be members of PAA*

Payments are due on February 1st & August 1st each calendar year.  You will also be required to purchase a team shirt and be a member of USA Archery (per membership requirements).

Payment can be made by cash or check payable to ‘American Archery Academy’ on the biannual dates.  Also, please be ready to shoot by 8:30AM!  This means you come early to setup your bows and targets.  Be sure to setup at the far (west) side of the range if you are participating.

If you have any questions please contact:



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