Orientation

TAC TXARC logo 250Welcome to Texans Archery Club!

You should receive your membership identification, and are required to wear it and sign in, before accessing any range. After watching the Safety Video, please review the website for ranges you are interested in. Depending on your level of membership, and expertise, you may have limited access to some ranges. Safety is our main concern. Read the range rules (also posted at each facility), hours of operation and layout. Every member is invited to attend our Intro to Archery class for FREE within their first month of membership. Loaner equipment is only available at the indoor ranges until you earn the privilege to check equipment out for the outdoor ranges. Please make sure you are getting club communications to be in the know about operating hours or lock code changes, league and tournaments, club hunts, etc.

Club History starts in the 1960’s as an employee club at Texas Instruments. Texins Archery Club used TI provided land for a range off Restland near the main campus for many years. TI resolved to shed the employee clubs in the 1990’s which eventually meant losing the range land and creating a new entity, Texans Archery Club (TAC). In the 2011, the club realized the need for  a consistent teaching environment and more convenient public access to archery. An indoor range and non-profit school, Texas Archery Academy (TXAA) was created. TAC was merged into the new 501(c)3.

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This community outreach has caused the club growth and influence, resulting in the creation of additional ranges and affiliations throughout the state. To simplify the confusion of the different names and multiple websites, we have adopted TexasArchery.info as a state wide marketing campaign to promote Archery.

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Membership now enjoys a network of ranges around the state, and discount for public access to other affiliated clubs, municipal ranges, and pro shops… sponsored by TexasArchery.info

You have joined the largest archery club in Texas. We are a non profit CLUB. As a member, you are expected to pitch in (this is not a retail business, like buying a ticket to a movie). Every member must watch out for safety, develop fundamental archery knowledge, help others obey range rules, and contribute an hour of community service. We do allow the public limited access to some of our ranges – if YOU see something wrong, find the Range Officer on duty or act! Good ideas are always invited. If you see a problem, offer a solution.

I personally ask you to SHARE your passion for archery. Invite a guest to shoot (participate in the monthly member-guest raffle). Become an instructor. Volunteer for events. Participate in club competitions. Donate to our On Target Fund. What can you do to help grow archery in Texas?

Clint Montgomery, Executive Director

Clint@TexasArchery.info

 

 

Proficiency award system for membership to earn additional privileges:

Your first goal is to earn Range Certification – achieve 5 of 6 arrows in 12″ target at 10 yards.  This ensures everyone’s safety. To increase in distance, please test yourself in this same manner. If you are bouncing arrows off anything else than a target, our range staff will ask you to move closer or to another range. Our Learning Path or self-paced Archers Quest programs are available to help with your fundamental archery education. We enable private lessons and equipment choices.

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Next participate in our monthly TAIL competitions (last Sunday each month, $10) – this is our version of belt testing like other martial arts have.  TAIL is also an official shoot to earn USA Archery “Star Pins” by score achieved (need to be enrolled in USA Archery youth (JOAD) or adult (AAA) programs). Everyone shoots 10 ends of 3 arrows from 18 meters. One award level may be earned per competition, and only once.

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Take advantage of our newest growth, SHOOTERS CLUBS. Offering you 24hr access to our developing network of small indoor ranges. These are unstaffed. Come and go as your schedule allows. Already included in your membership, no extra charge. All minors must be with parent on the ranges – Family membership required. Limited loaner equipment may be available. No guests are allowed in Shooters Clubs.

 

 

 

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