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Past Opportunities

Level III-NTS Course by Ron Carmichael, Level IV-NTS

has been rescheduled to OCTOBER 2,3,&4

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This course is limited to 12 participants who must meet all USAA requirements of eligibility for this level of certification.

DATE: OCTOBER 2,3 & 4, 2015. Brief intro starts Friday at 6pm, course concludes Sunday at 5pm. Must pass written test and demonstrate adequate understanding of the NTS method to receive endorsement by Coach Carmichael to USAA. There will be pre-work and you WILL be at saturation point by the end of the course. The more you prepare, the higher you will perform by course end.

Fee is $300 and includes course materials plus numerous teaching tools, digital resources, etc.

Location: PAC, Leander, Texas (northwest of Austin by a few miles)

To register, send an email to Ron Carmichael.


rchery Level 3-NTS Coach Certification
The Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course moves away from a group instruction and focuses on individual athlete development. Students in the Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course will be introduced to coaching philosophy, event preparation, mental skills, training cyUSA Acles and plans, equipment tuning and receive advanced instruction on the National Training System (NTS) for Recurve and Compound.

Course Length
20-24 hours (Dependent on class size)

Minimum age is 19
Must hold a current Level 2 Instructor certification for a period of one year OR
Pass the Level 3 Test-in Exam AND
Verify 3 years of documented archery instructor/coaching experience if Level 2


Certification Requirements
Membership to USA Archery*, the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) or American Shooter Association (ASA)
USA Archery Background Screening - complete ahead of course and bring printout
SafeSport Training - complete prior to course

*A USA Archery Temporary, Recreational, and/or Youth Membership will not satisfy the membership requirement.

Pass SafeSport Module
Pass USAA Background Check

Certification Period
Three years from the date of course completion

Qualified to instruct Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor Certification Courses
Qualified to be the lead Instructor for an Explore Archery program,JOAD, Adult Archery Program and/or Collegiate Archery Program Club
Eligible for USA Archery insurance coverage. See USA Archery Insurance page for requirements.
*Instructors or coaches may also test-in to the Level 3-NTS course if they are not a Level 2 USA Archery Instructor if in addition to the prerequisites, at least one of the following must be met: 1) competed in the Olympics, Paralympics or World Championships, 2) trained in the USA Archery Resident Athlete Program or 3) current Level 3 or Level 4 Coach

USA Archery
Level 2 Certification Clinic with Coach Lynda Lecompte

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Saturday, August 29th: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 30th: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

X10 Archery
9701 Honeywell
Houston, TX 77074
You will learn much more than is on the regular schedule, including:

  • Shot process in detail, i.e, NTS
  • Safety
  • Range set-up
  • Equipment setup, tuning and repair
  • Fitting equipment to an archer
  • How to teach archery
  • How to teach a Level 1 Instructor Course
  • How to setup and run a JOAD program
  • A look at other programming ideas
  • $125
  • Length of Course: 12 hours
    Prerequisites: Minimum age: 18, USA Archery or NFAA membership, Successful background screen, successful completion of SafeSport training
    Certification period: Three years. Instructors with a successful background screen are eligible for insurance benefits. No certification will be processed without membership and a successful background screen. Registration on line here:

Upcoming seminars offered by Coach Holly Avendano in the Dallas/Fort Worth area

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October 3-4, 2015  — Saturday, Level I.   Sunday, Level II.
December 19-20, 2015  — Saturday, Level I.   Sunday, Level II. .
Texas Archery Academy, Plano
600 Accent Drive, Suite B
Plano, TX 75075

  • You must attend the Level I or be previously Level I Certified to attend the Level II seminars. (This means that you can attend Level I and II during the same weekend.)
  • The seminars will last 8AM-6PM with an hour for lunch and several breaks throughout. The exam will be administered starting at 5PM each day followed by a period of Q&A/discussion; 6pm is an approximate end time.
  • Each course session is $125/day. Class materials are included in this price. USAA/NFAA membership and background check are NOT included in this price.
  • These seminars will be at the Texas Archery Academy's indoor facilities.
  • Please respond to me directly ( if you'll be in attendance. Deadline for registration is one week before each seminar. You must register ahead of time to attend these seminars.
  • The background check and membership forms to USA Archery are available online as well as in class. (A membership and background check are REQUIRED for L2 and have separate fees -- please bring your checkbook as 3rd parties do the background checks.) If you are already a member of USA Archery or NFAA, please have your member # handy during class.
  • Additionally, once your paperwork has gone through at USA Archery, you MUST do the SafeSport Initiative trainings online (free) for USA Archery.
  • Please let me know if you have any questions.
  • Please respond with the dates of the seminars and which level of certification you will attend (L1, L2, or both).
  • Holly Avendano
    Texas Archery Academy

Click HERE to go to the USAA page regarding this.

USA Archery is excited to announce the 2016 Coach Symposium on January 21-23, 2016 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. This is a great opportunity to elevate your coaching knowledge and learn how to implement the best coaching practices. Space is limited and you will not want to miss out on this chance to invest in yourself.

The event is open to all current USA Archery Instructors and Coaches with a Level 2 certification or higher, who are members in good standing with USA Archery.

There are 3 registration options:

·                     Option 1 – Registration with Lodging at the Olympic Training Center - $400 (Space is Limited)

·                     Option 2 – Registration - $300 (includes meals and transportation to and from Colorado Springs Marriott.)

·                     Option 3 – International Registration (includes meals and transportation to and from Colorado Springs Marriott.) - $1,000

*A cancellation fee of 15% will be charged for any cancelled registrations

The Symposium offers access to hands-on experience with the USA Archery National Coaches, KiSik Lee and Guy Krueger as well as seminars with key speakers, including: Dr. Wade Gilbert (California State University, Fresno), Matt Sicchio (ESIX), Lanny and Troy Bassham (Mental Management), Chris Clements (USA Field Hockey, National Men’s Team Coach) and John Crawley (U.S. Olympic Committee, High Performance Director)

Symposium Topics will include:

·                  Keys to Becoming a Better Coach

·                  Risk Management Best Practices

·                  Coaching the Female Athlete

·                  Adapted Archery Equipment and Resources

·                  Creating Athlete Training Plans

·                  Mental Management®

·                  Equipment Selection and Tuning

·                  The National Training System

·                  Team Leadership: Building a Culture, Values and Cohesion

·                  Release Aids: Improving the Compound Shot Process

See complete event information here. The registration deadline is December 15, 2015 at 5PM Mountain Time. Please contact USA Archery Membership Services Manager Cindy Tobin at for more information.



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