This page includes information provided by the JOADs. JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) clubs exist to teach youth archery to all interested individuals. Most provide equipment for beginners to use, and follow the USA Archery guidelines to insure safety and fun.
The Texas Archery Academy in Plano is the North Central Texas' best source, and the Straight Arrow Archery school is the same high quality and uses the revolutionary method teachin' for South Texas in Victoria, Texas for teaching the National Training System (aka B.E.S.T. method) per Kisik Lee, and certifies people to be instructors for camps, schools, NASP, and much more. If you are within an hour's drive of either of these two acadamies of archery excellence for kids AND adults, you are fortunate to be able to visit them and expose your children to one of the safest, most powerfully effective builders of self-esteem Olympic sports going. Click the images above to see more. Of interesting note, Straight Arrow Archery and Tom Barker/Gene Kacir have trained to such excellence that as of June, 2012, just a couple of years since they started, FORTY-FIVE international competition trips have been won by their students - Texas archers representing TEAM USA in countries around the world 45 times! What an astounding track record!
North Austin - Archery Country has a range, sells gear, and has in May of 2012, started conducting weekly lessons for youths on Saturday mornings.
For beginning, personal and elite/expert olympic style archery lessons, see this link to Lindsey Carmichael
John Magera, Olympian. That pretty much sums it up! I am pleased to post this information on John's archery instruction services for T.H.E. JOAD, a youth archery organization, and adult archers as well, in Columbus Texas:
John's CV as of June, 2012 is as follows:
2004 U.S. Olympic team member (Athens)
Austin JOAD Archers - South Austin has an advanced academy for teaching the National Training Method in their JOAD environment, and have been responsible for hundreds of excellent archers through the last 16 years.
A Junior Olympic Archery Development Program
10203 Old Manchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78748
512 436 8813 / 512 203 2368
Register online for your first 2-hour weekend Qualifier class!
Class times and directions to the indoor range are on our website.
Certified USA Archery coaches and instructors
Bows, arrows, armguards and fingertabs provided
USA Archery Star Pins for your personal best!
Saturdays: First-timer Qualifier Class $20 per archer
Sundays: Achiever Class: $15 per archer
Sundays: Advanced Class: $10 per archer
USA Archery Level 3 Archery Coach: Alex Meyer
USA Archery Level 1 Basic Instructor: Racae Meyer
We have coached over 1300 kids since 1995!
You can start any Saturday – just register first on our website!
After your first lesson, you can come when you want and
come back again and again.
Austin JOAD Archers is an unincorporated non-profit association
serving the public interest by promoting the sport of Olympic-style archery.
Our goal is to provide a safe, inspiring training and practicing environment
for JOAD and FITA target archers.
Recurves, compounds, and barebow archers at all skill levels and experience are welcome!
Cameron County, South Texas, 8/14/2000
CC-JOAD has been in existence since 1995. It boasts over forty members, at present.
We have also received two NAA grant awards and various local and regional grants to
promote archery in South Texas.
The superintendent of schools and principal provide storage and practice
Kelly High School Archery Team JOAD