The J.O.A.D. Program

Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that teaches archery to young people, provides great opportunities for awarding achievement, and helps archers to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition! JOAD programs like our Saturday Public sessions offers 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. We teach the fundamentals of proper shooting form and as the archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques.

What does a JOAD Membership do for me?

A JOAD membership is open to any youth archer aged 8 to 20. Membership allows you to participate in the JOAD Pin Achievement Program (see info below) and also gives you the opportunity to participate in USA Archery sanctioned JOAD tournaments.

Tournaments

Both recurve and compound bows are used in club activities and in tournaments. JOAD archers who use a compound bow can train to compete in local and regional tournaments, and can earn a seat on a youth world team to compete in other countries representing the United States on behalf of USA Archery. Recurve archers can compete likewise, with the added benefit of being able to use their recurve bow to try out for a spot on the US Olympic Archery team which is selected and managed by USA Archery.

JOAD Pin Achievement Program

A JOAD Membership also allows you to participate in the Pin Achievement Program. JOAD Star Pins are awarded for scoring achievements. JOAD archers can earn Stars Pins for shooting indoors and/or outdoors with recurve and/or compound bows. Each Star Pin is a different color, and each has a successive number of stars on it to represent the increasing challenge in earning that particular award pin. In order to allow the greatest flexibility in terms of indoors/outdoors, recurve or compound, each pin can be earned in a variety of ways.

In addition to Star Pins, JOAD archers can earn the official "6-Gold" pin when they shoot six 10's in a row, either in a single 6 arrow end, or in two consecutive 3-arrow ends. JOAD Archers can earn advanced levels of recognition with the Olympian Award Levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold. An archer reaching these levels is honored with special recognition from USA Archery.

JOAD Mail-In Tournaments

Traditionally one of the most fun and least expensive tournaments of the year, the JOAD Mail-In Tournament Series, offers new and experienced youth and adult archers the opportunity to participate in a national competition without ever leaving their home archery range, and at a very low cost. Students in JOAD programs are encouraged to participate. Archers may also combine to enter a team score for a small additional fee, and join the exciting team competition. This tournament runs year-round.

Through these events, archers of all ages and experience levels are able to experience the fun and excitement of a national tournament, see where they would rank in a national competition, and learn valuable team building and goal-setting skills. All registration fees received from the JOAD Mail-In Tournament Series will be donated to USA Archery to be used for the support of JOAD Programs nationwide. For more information on this program talk to any of the JOAD coaches or go to the USA Archery website.

JOAD membership is not a membership in the Conejo Valley Archers Club Inc., and does not allow for any gate access with a key. Saturday Public Sessions fees are still required to use the range to support equipment and range maintenance costs unless you are a CVA member.

 

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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!

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Adult Pin Achievement Program

 

CVA offers the Adult Pin Achievement Program to adult archers that are interested in participating.

Adult Star Pins are awarded for scoring achievements, much in the same way that the JOAD program offers achievement pins.  Archers can earn Stars Pins for shooting indoors and/or outdoors with recurve and/or compound bows.

Each Star Pin is a different color, and each has a successive number of stars on it to represent the increasing challenge in earning that particular award pin. In order to allow the greatest flexibility in terms of indoors/outdoors, recurve or compound, each pin can be earned in a variety of ways.

CVA offers the Adult Indoor Achievement program; current facilities do not allow for the Outdoor program to be offered at this time. 

Archers can shoot for their next achievement during CVA’s weekly 300 round, held each Saturday during the Public Open Session. The round starts promptly at 11am, so be warmed up and ready to shoot!  If you compete at a sanctioned 300 round event, save your scorecard!  Show it to a Coach at the Public Sessions…you might have earned your next achievement!

The program is sponsored by USA Archery.  A valid USA Archery membership is required to participate in the JOAD pin program.  USA Archery Membership information can be found hereThere is also a $10 yearly fee to join the program.

In addition to Star Pins, Adult Archers can earn the official "6-Gold" pin when they shoot six 10's in a row, either in a single 6 arrow end, or in two consecutive 3-arrow ends.

Adult Archers can earn advanced levels of recognition with the Olympian Award Levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold. An archer reaching these levels is honored with special recognition from USA Archery.

Click here for the current Adult Indoor Achievement Matrix.

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JOAD Pin Achievement Program

CVA offers the JOAD Pin Achievement Program to youth archers that are part of CVA’s JOAD program.

JOAD Star Pins are awarded for scoring achievements.  Archers can earn Stars Pins for shooting indoors and/or outdoors with recurve and/or compound bows. 

Each Star Pin is a different color, and each has a successive number of stars on it to represent the increasing challenge in earning that particular award pin.

CVA offers the JOAD Indoor Achievement program; current facilities do not allow for the Outdoor program to be offered at this time. 

Archers can shoot for their next achievement during CVA’s weekly 300 round, held each Saturday during the Public Open Session. The round starts promptly at 11am, so be warmed up and ready to shoot!  Keep in mind, if you compete at a sanctioned 300 round event, save your scorecard!  Show it to a Coach at the Public Sessions…you might have earned your next achievement!

The program is sponsored by USA Archery.  A valid USA Archery membership is required to participate in the JOAD pin program.  USA Archery Membership information can be found hereThere is also a $10 yearly fee to join the CVA JOAD Pin program.

In addition to Star Pins, JOAD archers can earn the official "6-Gold" pin when they shoot six 10's in a row, either in a single 6 arrow end, or in two consecutive 3-arrow ends. Again, if you are shooting sanctioned 300 round event, save your scorecard and show it to one of the Coaches at the Public Session if you shoot six 10's in a row!

JOAD Archers can earn advanced levels of recognition with the Olympian Award Levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold. An archer reaching these levels is honored with special recognition from USA Archery.

Click here for the current JOAD Indoor Achievement Matrix.