The Conejo Valley Archers are proud of our certified coaches and instructors. CVA Coaches are USA Archery certified, which includes background checks and Safe Sport certifications. This means they have had extensive training in archery as well as in-depth training in safety and management of large groups.


Please take a few minutes to learn about some of our coaches and their backgrounds.....

Mike Broder

Mike Broder

Like most people my archery experience started when I was a child.  I attended a summer camp that had an archery program and was immediately hooked.  Presently I am a Level 4 coach with U. S. Archery.  I received my Level 3 training in 2007 and Level 2 training in 2005 at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Chula Vista, California.  In November of 2008 I attended a High Performance Seminar  at the OTC in Colorado Springs.  For the last 10 years I have participated in our JOAD program as one of the main coaches. I have been the instructor for all of our Level 1 classes.  What I like to do most is teach.  It gives me great pleasure to help people reach their goals, watch them progress and know I had something to do with it.

Dave Dragan

Dave Dragan

 I became involved with the Conejo Valley Archers JOAD because of my daughter, Carissa in May of 1998 when she was introduced to archery while attending middle school in Moorpark. We found out about the range, came out and met Coach John Norberg who founded the JOAD Program here at CVA and soon became Carissa's coach launching her 20+ years of success in the sport of archery. While watching Coach John train and teach Carissa, I soon realized that I also wanted to learn how to coach. I have since become a USAA Level 3 Certified Coach. I hope to continue Coach John Nordberg’s methods of coaching & training young archers, which is to always instill positive reinforcement, encouragement, and a mental attitude that each child will carry with them through their scholastic, personal & professional life. I have seen the results of that type of training in Carissa's many achievements in the sport and her personal life. I look forward to continuing to watch our program grow, and to be involved in the many successes of all our young students in the great sport of archery!!!

John Downey

John Downey

John has been a member of Conejo Valley Archers for over 17 years, and is also a Level 3 NTS Coach. Currently a member of NFAA, CBH, and NAA. John received his Level Two Archery Training from Olympic Coach Lloyd Brown at the US Olympic Training Center and has since been certified as a Level 3 Coach. He started shooting a long bow shortly after birth, over @#$ years ago. Passed over to the “dark side” and began shooting a compound bow. A man of many hats he is the longtime CVA Tournament Director and Club Secretary.

Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter

I was an archery hunter from my childhood through my late twenties when life got in the way and I did not pick archery back up until my youngest son bugged me into taking him to try archery. I started out as a parent hoping his son would enjoy archery as I had, but over time I saw what a great program the coaches had put together and when John Norberg decided to retire I knew I wanted to help keep the program alive. I received my level one coaching credentials from Coach John Downey. I have since received my NTS Level 3 Certification. I am a Past President of the CVA club and have also served as the Tournament Director for the CVA hosted Dry and Dusty Tournament.

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Kurt Hoberg

I have been shooting archery for over a decade and hold my Level 3 NTS Coaching Certification. I grew up rifle and pistol shooting and got into archery when my wife and co-coach, Rose, became interested in the sport and suggested I try it. After one day of shooting and I was hooked, as I’ve always enjoying sending projectiles downrange. I am an enthusiast for all disciplines of archery and compete with FITA recurve equipment.Over the years my entire family has competed in archery tournaments, so I’ve been thrown into the deep-end of recurve bow tuning, arrow building, and string making.  To be honest, I love it, as I find the technical aspects of archery one of the most interesting and enjoyable parts of the sport.I’ve had the distinct pleasure of being personally coached by five time Olympian and Bronze medalist Khatuna Lorig.  Through her coaching I’ve not only been able to improve my shooting but to also bring her coaching knowledge and techniques to our Saturday program.As of 2015 I have been honored to be elected as CVA’s Club President, working with CVA’s Board of Directors and the club membership to improve the organization and to further develop aspects of CVA’s range offerings. I volunteer during CVA’s Saturday Public Sessions, during which I run a weekly 300 round that is both for fun and for our USA Archery sponsored Adult and JOAD Pin Achievement Program. I’m also an Archery Merit Badge Councilor for Boy Scouts. 

Rose Hoberg

Rose Hoberg

My family first got started in archery during a Cub Scout camp and I loved it.  A neighbor told us about CVA and we started shooting almost every Saturday.  It’s been over a decade now and I love competing and coaching and socializing with the wonderful people of CVA.  My husband, Kurt, is the current Club President. I am a Level 3 NTS Certified Coach and have worked with many groups such as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts (I’m a merit badge counselor), a private school summer camp and several individual shooters.  I shoot FITA recurve in competition but also love to play with my longbow. I have been the Tournament Director for our annual Toys for Tots Tournament for over 7 years now. 

Bonnie Marshall

Bonnie Marshall

Our children really do lead us to wonderful places! My daughter Emily was interested in archery and after trying other programs, we had such a great experience shooting with the CVA Club. I was so impressed with the program, the coaches, the equipment and the beautiful park that the range is in. After our first year shooting at CVA, I knew I wanted to be able to give back to the club, so I went for my Level 1 training. Now 9 years later, I am a Level 3 NTS certified coach and I am also the Vice President and Membership Chair for our club. My daughter and son both shoot, and my daughter has been through many competitions since we started. I really enjoy teaching new students the basics that are so important to the sport. Our private party training (I am also the Private Group Coordinator!) is also a great way to show people how easy archery is to learn. I have a great appreciation for the pure form of the sport and choose to shoot bare bow. I enjoy the challenge of hitting that gold spot without any mechanical aids. I have been a teacher or coach for many sports including baseball, softball, soccer and karate and love introducing people to this great sport.