Archery academies first began in 2009. Participants walk away with a full knowledge of available programs including USA Archery's Junior Olympic Archery Development, 3-D archery and local resources to get — and keep — youth involved. The focus of these events is to create self-sustaining archery programs.
"Parks and recreation departments play a vital role in getting kids interested in archery, whether it's through after school programs or summer camps," said Jennifer Mazur, coordinator of archery and bowhunting programs for the ATA. "Helping these departments build and strengthen their archery programs will help the ATA achieve our mission of growing archery and bowhunting nationwide."
Host an Archery Academy
Through hands-on archery training, the participants will be certified as level-two instructors who can return to their facilities and train their staff as level-one instructors.For information about hosting an archery academy in your state, contact Jennifer Mazur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Archery Academy is a joint program provided by the ATA and its members and made possible by a generous grant from the Easton Foundations. The ATA and Easton Foundations work together on a number of projects designed to grow archery and bowhunting participation. These growth projects would not be possible without the support of ATA members and the Easton Foundations.
Did You Know?
The ATA took part in a unique Gourmet Gone Wild event at a Virginia winery that welcomed 164 participants in 2012. The winery has since requested another event with expanded programs, and other wineries have inquired about hosting similar programs.