Black Sheep Archery

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Black Sheep Archery in conjunction with USA Archery is pleased to provide continuing year round opportunity to participate in our USA Archery programs during our 2015/2016 indoor season.

Explore ARCHERY With the North Star Rangers!

This USA Archery program is being offered as an introduction to archery course, and is suitable for archers of all abilities, ages 6 and up, who are mature enough to understand the range rules and program requirements. As part of this program you will learn the basics of shooting in a fun and supportive atmosphere. We will be focusing on fundamental skills, through an awards based achievement program that includes the following topics:

Learn More About Explore ARCHERY

Archers who complete the 6 week course are eligible to move on to our next step programs such as Junior Olympic Archery development (JOAD) or Adult Achievement. Archers who complete this program will also qualify for additional league activities and discounts.

You are welcome to use your own bow and tackle during this program, or you may rent equipment from us for a small fee – see our general club information. If you are using your own bow and tackle they will be inspected ahead of the first lesson for condition and fit. See our policy regarding personal equipment used for lessons.

Explore ARCHERY lessons are held on 6 consecutive weekly dates (not including major holidays) and last approximately one and a half hours. During the 2015/2016 indoor program season we will be offering this activity on an "as requested" group basis

In order to participate in this program you must contact us to schedule your group activity. The Explore ARCHERY registration forms must be completed and forwarded along with payment and any required liability waiver and emergency contact forms prior to the beginning of your group program. Youth under the age of 13 must have a parent or guardian present during the program hours.

Archery is a family oriented activity, and we encourage families to participate and learn more about the life long sport of archery together. Our Explore ARCHERY group programs offer deep discounts over our regular program pricing in order to provide your family or group with the best value possible.

Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD)

We will be offering this well-known program as a year round club activity for youth archers between 8 and 20 years of age. As part of this club program beginners will learn the fundamentals of shooting in a fun and supportive atmosphere while working towards achievements and personal goals by focusing on proper shooting technique, increased self-confidence and team building skills using structured lesson plans and activities. Intermediate archers will learn advanced shooting skills and training methods through the National Training System (NTS). The program format consists of 9 weekly sessions, with qualifying rounds held every third week for eligible archers. The 10th week of each session is a fun shoot format with food and games.

Learn More About the JOAD Program

As archers progress through the program many decide to focus on archery as a competitive sport. Once an archer has made the decision to train at the athlete level, the club program will focus on developing the physical and mental stamina required to compete both locally and at the regional and national level through our Master class program and competition team practice sessions.

You are welcome to use your own bow and tackle during this program, or you may rent equipment from us for a small fee – see our general club information. If you are using your own bow and tackle they will be inspected ahead of the first lesson for condition and fit. See our policy regarding personal equipment used for lessons.

JOAD club lessons are held on 10 consecutive weekly dates (not including major holidays) and last approximately one hour. In addition to the regular lessons there is a qualifying round every third week to earn achievements, and the 10th week is the Fun Shoot. Please Note: First time archers who have not participated in Explore ARCHERY must complete our First Archers Orientation™ or an equivalent program prior to attending the first club activity. Please see our calendar page for the next upcoming session. Class size is limited so sign up early.

In order to participate in this program you must fill out the JOAD registration form and return it, along with payment and any required liability waiver and emergency contact forms. Youth under the age of 13 must have a parent or guardian present during the program hours.

Adult Achievement Program

We will be offering this program as a year round club activity for adult archers who are over 18 years of age, and not enrolled in our JOAD program. This program is intended for both new and experienced archers, and as with our JOAD program, beginners will learn the fundamentals of shooting in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Since this program is aimed at adults, all of our fundamental lessons and drills will be built around the National Training System (NTS) shot cycle. The program format consists of 9 weekly sessions, with qualifying rounds held every third week for eligible archers. The 10th week of each session is a fun shoot format with food and games.

Learn More About Adult Achievement

For those of you desiring to focus on archery as a competitive sport we can build a coaching program specific to your goals through our Master class program and competition team practice sessions.

Adults are encouraged to use their own bow and tackle during this program. If you do not have your own equipment, you may rent equipment from us for a small fee – see our general club information. If you are using your own bow and tackle they will be inspected ahead of the first lesson for condition and fit. See our policy regarding personal equipment used for lessons.

Adult Achievement club lessons are held on 10 consecutive weekly dates (not including major holidays) and last approximately one hour. In addition to the regular lessons there is a qualifying round every third week to earn achievements, and the 10th week is the Fun Shoot. Please Note: First time archers who have not participated in Explore ARCHERY must complete our First Archers Orientation™ or an equivalent program prior to attending the first club activity. Please see our Calendar page for the next upcoming session. Class size is limited so sign up early.

In order to participate in this program you must fill out the Adult Achievement registration form and return it, along with payment and any required liability waiver and emergency contact forms.

Competition Team Practice Sessions

Competition team practice sessions are held on the Third Sunday of the month, run approximately one and a half hours and are intended for archers who are working on thier Red pin and up, who may also be planning to actively compete in the sport, in a recurve or compound bow division.

We use a rotating curriculum that focuses on the complete shot cycle, including individual analysis and then moves into mindset and athletic training to develop the stamina needed in order to finish strong in a multi-round tournament. Sample topics include those listed below and many more.

Our competition team is comprised of youth and adult archers who are committed to reaching the elite level, and willing to train hard to achieve that goal. Archers are expected to keep training logs, adhere to the individualized training program developed for each athlete by our coaching staff, and regularly attend training and events.

Archers are expected to have their own equipment for these lessons, and the equipment will have to be of high enough quality to be able to “tune” the equipment to the individual archer. Once an archer can repeatedly execute the shot cycle properly, tuning of equipment is the final process in achieving high performance scoring from end to end. We will spend much of our time in the competition team lessons tuning equipment and arrows to provide the best possible performance for each individual athlete.

To participate in the competition team lessons an archer must make a commitment to the team, and already be shooting at a high level of skill, with a good understanding of the mechanics of shooting, and archery games and rules. While most of our team members go through the beginner and intermediate lesson programs, we will consider any individual that wishes to participate on the team on a case by case basis, including an evaluation by our coaching staff.