Adult Archery Program

The Adult Archery Program is a program of USA Archery that allows adults to learn proper shooting technique, achieve awards based on score, and pursue competition if they wish, during a series of classes taught by a certified coach or instructor.Similar in scope to USA Archery’s Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program, the Adult Archery Program is a logical “next step” for adult archers pursuing this lifetime sport.

In addition to receiving clear instruction and coaching via our National Training System, membership in the program provides unique benefits to adults, including the opportunity to make new friends, a great upper-body workout, and the chance to build self-confidence, and learn team-building skills. Through our system of rewarding excellence, students have the opportunity to earn awards for their scores, which become progressively more challenging to achieve as the archer’s skill level increases.

Archers using recurve, compound and traditional bows, as well as Para-archers, are welcome to join the Adult Archery Program, and competitive divisions are offered for each. Archers and Para-archers who use a recurve or compound bow can pursue competition in local, regional and USA Archery national events, and can also participate in the organization’s USAT Qualifier Series in hopes of earning a spot on the United States Archery Team (USAT) or Para-USAT.

Compound and recurve shooters can also work toward qualifying for a World Cup, Pan Am Games or World Championship team; recurve archers have the added benefit of using their bow to participate in the Olympic Team Trials, which is also facilitated by USA Archery. Whether your interest in archery is purely recreational, or an Olympic, Paralympic or World Championship dream, USA Archery’s Adult Archery Program is designed to help you pursue all that archery has to offer.

When do I participate?

We run our Adult Archery Program every Saturday during our Open Public Sessions from 9 am – 1 pm. Membership in the club is not required and a CVA membership does not qualify you for the program. It is a program within itself that we manage through the club, which is supported by US Archery.

What does it cost?

A one year Adult Program membership is only $10. Your membership starts from the date that you sign up. The fee helps to cover additional costs for the program. As the Adult Pin Program is a part of the program, there is a small charge for your lanyard and each pin that you achieve. All CVA range fees still apply if a non-member. You also need to become a member of USA Archery as they are the supporting group for the program.

How do I get started?

Just talk to any of the coaches during the Open Public Sessions and they will direct you how to get started!