Texas Archery Academy’s Learning Path
Held at Texas Archery Academy, 600 Accent Dr Plano, TX
(developed to provide a series of structured archery classes for students wanting to explore archery to their full potential!)
LEARNING PATH SEGMENTS:
1) INTRO TO ARCHERY – Learn to shoot and be safe on a range!
A one hour instructor led clinic for ages 9+ – introduces types of equipment and shooting styles. Students are provided equipment and practice 3AR shooting techniques, while learning safety rules, range layout and etiquette – the goal is to achieve fundamental archery literacy and Range Certification (10 yards can put 5 out of 6 arrows in 12″ target!). This is a student’s first developmental step on the Learning Path.
Saturdays 11-noon – sign up 15 minutes before class – $15, class size limit of 15 students.
FREE to new members within first month of joining.
2) ARCHERY FUNDAMENTALS CLASS – 8 WEEK PROGRAM
Instructor scheduled during the year – $120 members, $150 non-members; minimum class 10-15 -sign up at counter, class time is scheduled by instructor for the group (ie. Homeschool), meets weekly for two months.
First month: USA Archery certified instructor works with novice shooters (all equipment included, minimum age 10 years old). This is a program of structured drills & skills practice and preparation for participating in official WORLD ARCHERY (FITA) tournaments. Includes TAIL monthly performance test required to move on to TEAMS.
Second month: Weekly workout sessions presenting the games of archery and how to compete in them. Each lesson will provide a different archery topic (ie. outdoor, indoor, 3D) and gives an opportunity to experience them.
3) WEEKLY WORKOUTS – (Intro Clinic prerequisite) $10 members, $15 public; development program where participants (youth & adult) enjoy regular workouts to learn the basics (REC) and the games (ACADEMY), in preparation for trying out for competitive teams (SELECT). Progress through the ranks of ARCHERS QUEST and earn performance awards in our monthly TAIL tournament series.
Held at Texas Archery Academy, 600 Accent Dr Plano, TX.
REC – Tuesday’s 6pm to 7:00pm.
USA Archery certified instructors work with novice shooters (all equipment included, minimum age 9 years old) using NASP (National Archery in Schools) curriculum as a foundation. Instinctive shooting is the focus, with discussion on different shooting methods.
This is a fundamental program of structured drills & skills practice. The games of archery (ie. outdoor, indoor, 3D) are introduced and students are prepared for participating in official WORLD ARCHERY tournaments (the “Sport” of Archery). Students participate in our monthly TAIL shoot (last Sunday of month) to experience tournament scoring, rules, conditions and earn USA Archery performance awards. Students should earn JR YEOMAN and YEOMAN ranks (Archers Quest system) before moving on to ACADEMY.
ACADEMY – Wednesday’s 6pm to 7:00pm.
USA Archery certified instructors work with shooters (all equipment included, acceptable personal equipment may be used, minimum age 10 years old) using OAS (Olympic Archery in Schools) curriculum as foundation and several organizations (JOAD/S3DA/Collegiate/AAA) as a league of play. This presents the NTS (National Training System) endorsed by USA Archery’s Olympic goals. Shooting methods utilizing sights, advanced equipment, and biometrics are featured.
Students have opportunity to shoot a variety of equipment in preparation for making equipment purchase decisions. Barebow, Olympic Recurve and Compound bows are featured. Participation requirements introduce students to actual competitions in a variety of formats and venues. Students also participate in our monthly TAIL shoot (last Sunday of month) to earn earn USA Archery performance awards. Students should earn BOWMAN and ARCHER ranks (Archers Quest system) before moving on to Select level TEAMS.
3) SELECT – Thursdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm
(open workout for all shooters with own equipment and qualifying performance of 220 points at 18 meters) .
USA Archery certified Level 3 & 4 coaches work with advanced shooters in an organized workout featuring a new skill as part of the evening’s drills (focus is on Olympic Recurve and Compound, must have own equipment, minimum age 10 years old). NTS (National Training System) will be emphasized.
Students may also continue to participate in our monthly TAIL shoot (last Sunday of month) to earn earn USA Archery performance awards. Students may work to earn MASTER and TOXOPHILITE ranks (Archers Quest system).
TXAA sponsors multiple teams for youth (NASP/4H/OAS/S3DA/JOAD/homeschool), collegiate, adult. Members completing ARCHERY FUNDAMENTALS (or by Coach approval) may try out for a TXAA sponsored team. Enjoy shooting practices and adventures with your peers, with a dedicated Coach. Team program fee to participate. Texans Archery Club membership is required to participate. Parents may enroll a minor without purchasing a full family membership by enrolling in the TEAMS Program for limited access for only $120/yr.
TXAA sponsors the development of teams and coaches around the state (includes use of facilities/equipment/curriculum training); sponsors team uniform shirts; hosts a monthly Texas Archery Indoor League (TAIL) for official individual achievement testing for USA Archery performance awards as part of a larger seasonal league of competition for individuals & teams.
Have you participated in a school sponsored NASP program or other introductory program, but want more? click here for the next level