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What is JOAD?. J unior O lympic A rchery D evelopment JOAD is the youth program of USA Archery. What does JOAD Offer?. Youth member clubs Year around programs Personal development including: Goal Setting Dedication Discipline and Focus Fair Play Training and Nutrition

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What is JOAD?





JOAD is the youth program

of USA Archery


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What does JOAD Offer?

  • Youth member clubs

  • Year around programs

  • Personal development including:

    • Goal Setting

    • Dedication

    • Discipline and Focus

    • Fair Play

    • Training and Nutrition

  • Championship and International Competition opportunities


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Who joins JOAD?

  • All levels of experience are welcome.

    • Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced

  • JOAD typically supports boys and girls ages 8 to 18.

  • Recurve and Compound bows

  • There are four Divisions:

    • Bowman ( 8 – 12 yrs)

    • Cub (13 – 14 yrs)

    • Cadet (15 – 16 yrs)

    • Junior (17 – 18 yrs)


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Who runs JOAD?

  • JOAD Club Leaders are the foundation of the JOAD program.

  • Club Leaders are typically certified archery instructors or coaches.

  • Clubs may be affiliated with Private or Public organizations.

  • JOAD Clubs operate under a structured outlined in the JOAD Handbook.

    • Handbook (pdf format) is available online at www.usaarcheryjoad.com


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What is Taught?

  • Most JOAD club certified instructors and coaches teach archery techniques in conjunction with established USA Archery and NFAA guidelines.

  • The technique is in keeping with BEST form. (Biomechanical Efficient Shooting Technique)


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Achievement Program

  • JOADs quickly begin to take part in the STARS pin program after basic instruction.

  • JOAD STARS pins are offered in four categories:

    • Indoor

    • Outdoor

    • Compound bow

    • Recurve bow

  • High performing youths achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold JOAD Olympian awards


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  • USA Archery sanctions local, state and regional tournaments.

  • USA Archery conducts a variety of National Championships including:

    • Indoor

    • Outdoor

    • Field

  • Youth World USA Teams are selected in trials tournaments.

  • Youth may attend Open International tournaments.


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High Performance Program

  • Junior USA Archery Team (USAT)

    • Selected by a series of qualifying tournaments and achievement criteria.

  • Junior Dream Team

    • Training program with periodic trips to the Olympic Training Center for high performance coaching.

  • Resident Athlete Program

    • Full time residence and training at the USOC OTC focused on Olympic caliber skills development.


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USA Archery Membership

  • Youth are welcome to take part in JOAD without becoming USA Archery members.

  • Membership is required once significant progress is made in the STARS pin program.

  • Required for JOAD Olympian awards and for national and international competition.

  • Required for Junior USAT points.


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Club Liability Insurance

  • JOAD Clubs membership includes $1,000,000 of liability insurance coverage.

  • Individual instructor / coaches are encouraged to consider joining NADA and receive personal liability insurance.


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What is after JOAD?

  • USA Collegiate Archery Program (CAP)

    • Conducts indoor and outdoor championships including the US Intercollegiate Archery Championship (USIAC)

    • Club or Varsity Programs

    • All American and All Academic Teams

  • Graduation to the Adult Ranks.


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How to Start a JOAD Club?

  • JOAD Club information and listings can be found on www.USAArcheryJOAD.com

  • Become a USA Archery member

  • Contact NADA for instructor / coaching materials

  • Utilizing school and ASAP space and equipment is a great way to start a JOAD Club.


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Contact Information

USA Archery

1 Olympic Plaza

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

719-866-4576 (phone)

719-632-4733 (fax)

Email: info@usarchery.org

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