Discover Archery (Intro to Archery) – Ages 6 and Up

From your very first session at Lancaster Archery Academy, you will learn archery etiquette and safety while beginning to develop your shooting form and having fun shooting arrows. Our knowledgeable instructors will work with you to instill the basics of archery and to develop your confidence and competence on the range, creating a solid foundation of knowledge and skill that will allow you to progress in this exciting sport. Archery is an ideal sport for even the youngest participants, as it provides opportunities for growth, achievement and camaraderie. Boys and girls will develop upper body coordination and strength in an active, supportive environment that fosters social skills and provides training in a sport they can enjoy throughout their lives.

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Experience Archery

For archers who already have some archery experience, Lancaster Archery Academy provides the instruction and guidance to hone skills and improve form, focus, concentration and shot execution. The Experience Archery class meets for one hour per week over a six-week period. This creates a framework for further competition and develops strength and accuracy as well as confidence and consistency.

Whether you are interested in fun and recreation or looking to further your skills in competitive archery students of all ages will find a comfortable, supportive environment at Lancaster Archery Academy. Our Experience Archery classes are great fun for the whole family and allow archers of all ages and genders to test their skills against one another in a fun and relaxed environment.
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Experience Archery – Youth Classes

For young archers who already have already learned the basics or have taken the Discover Archery course, the Experience Archery Youth Class provides the instruction and guidance to hone skills and improve form, focus, concentration and shot execution. The Experience Archery class meets for one hour per week over a six-week period. This creates a framework for further competition and develops strength and accuracy as well as confidence and consistency.
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Intermediate Archery

Once the fundamentals are in place, our certified archery instructors can provide advanced instruction in competitive techniques. Lancaster Archery Academy’s advanced classes train students to compete at the highest levels in the sport of archery and provide a solid foundation for future success. Our advanced instructional methods help talented students develop their skills effectively. Archers will now be shooting from the 18 meter line more often while they learn to group and score their arrows. In intermediate archery, the archer will continue to learn range rules, procedures and etiquette. After completing the classes, young archers can advance to the Intermediate Lancaster Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Club.

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USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification Course

A Level 2 Instructor works with a more established archery program such as J.O.A.D., A.S.A.P., college clubs and local clubs with a strong beginner component. Level 2 Instructors are also certified to teach Level 1 courses.

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USA Archery Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course

The Level 3 course transitions from group instruction and into individual athlete development to grow archery teams among the many programs learned about in the Level 2 . Level 3 Coaches are certified to teach Level 1 and Level 2 courses.

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Introduction to Competitive Archery

Are you looking to venture into the world of competitive archery?  If so, then this class is just right for you!  In this 6 week class we focus on preparing your for tournaments and leagues.  With Lancaster Archery Academy's advanced instructors and wide range of competition experience, there are no questions that can go unanswered.  This class will also prepare our young archers for the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Club Program here in the Academy.  Students will learn the rules and regulations of tournaments, equipment expectations and restrictions, tournament preparation, and archer etiquette.  Over the course of the six weeks students will learn varying types of archery scoring and organizations.  **This class has requirements and prerequisites**  

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Explore Archery Summer Day Camps

Are you looking for a new adventure for your children this summer?  Lancaster Archery Academy's Summer Day Camps are the best place for your children to learn all the basics and fundamentals of archery.  The day camp offers hours packed full of fun games and activities that will develop kid's archery confidence and skill set.  Our certified instructors will work with your children to anchor their passion and target their dreams.

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Compound Clinic with George (GRIV) Ryals IV

This advanced level, two-day class is designed for experienced compound archers who want to push their skill to the next level. GRIV will answer all questions and pull back the curtain on many of his top-level, pro secrets that his students have been using for years to reach their goals. National champions, Vegas winners and numerous Vegas shoot-off contestants found their way to the top with GRIV's help and guidance. Don't miss this chance to attend the same class many top pros and top-level coaches have used to achieve their goals and to train their archers using GRIV's techniques!

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Intermediate Camp

If you ask most archers, they'll tell you that there's no better way to spend your summer than being outside and shooting your bow. At the Lancaster Archery Academy, we couldn't agree with you more. That's why we're hosting an Intermediate Archery Camp from July 29th through July 31st. Archers will spend the weekend learning about archery form and training techniques in a fun, group atmosphere. Coaching and activities will be geared towards compound and recurve archery.

The Lancaster Archery Academy is excited to announce that Scott Rissinger Level 4 Coach will be joining the coaching staff for the Intermediate Camp. More coaching, special guests and activities announcements to come!

In order to be eligible for this camp, archers must by able to shoot their full FITA competition distance, and be able to provide an official Indoor FITA tournament/JOAD pin shoot score of 200 for recurve, and 200 for compound (inner ten). Scores are to be out of 300. The camp will run from 9AM-5PM on Friday, 9AM-6PM on Saturday, and from 9AM-2:30PM on Sunday. Lancaster Archery will provide archers with lunch for the duration of the camp.

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Advanced Camp

Advanced Camp                                                                                                                           

We believe that any archer can reach their goals if they practice hard enough, believe in themselves, and keep their eyes on the gold. This summer, the Lancaster Archery Academy is hosting an Advanced Archery camp to help archers do exactly that. Join us from August 12th through August 14th for three days of advanced coaching, group activities, and analysis of mental game. Archers will have the opportunity to meet new friends, and get world-class coaching in a relaxed, positive atmosphere. 

In order to be eligible for this camp, archers must be able to shoot their full FITA competition distance, and be able to provide an official Indoor FITA tournament/JOAD pin shoot score of 260 for recurve, and 260 for compound (inner ten). Alternatively, archers may provide an official Outdoor FITA tournament/JOAD pin shoot score of 270 for recurve, and 300 for compound (both scores to be shot at full competition distance). Indoor scores are to be out of 300; outdoor scores are to be out of 360. The camp will run from 9AM-5PM on Friday, 9AM-6PM on Saturday, and from 9AM-2PM on Sunday. Lancaster Archery will provide archers with lunch for the duration of the camp.

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S3DA Basic Instructor Course

This course is designed to give you the knowledge to confidently teach archery and the S3DA program to youth in your area.  This course will give you a comprehensive overview of the S3DA program, equipment used, range set-up, basic archery form, safety in teaching the first shot, S3DA games and Pope & Young Clear Path Bowhunting Initiative.  Instructors will also learn how to build an after school program or team in their area and work hands on with the Pennsylvania State Coordinator, Dan Schuller.  

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Home school Archery Group

From your very first class at Lancaster Archery Academy, you will begin developing your shooting form and learning to group arrows. Our knowledgeable instructors will work with you to instill the basics of archery and to develop your confidence and competence on the range, creating a solid foundation of knowledge and skill that will allow you to progress in this exciting sport. Archery is an ideal sport for even the youngest competitors, as it provides opportunities for growth, achievement and camaraderie. Boys and girls will develop upper body strength in an active, supportive environment that fosters social skills and provides training in a sport they can enjoy throughout their lives. To schedule your home school group please contact us.

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Scouting Events

Our USA Archery Certified Academy Instructors are a top resource to help your scouts earn their badges. We work with your troop to help them achieve their goals and become knowledgeable archers. We are proud to have an experienced Merit Badge Instructor certified through the Boy Scouts of America on our team. For our Girl Scout Troops, we offer an hour instructional lesson to meet the criteria of the badge you designed. Please contact us to find a day and time that fits best with your troop.

Merit Badge Requirements:

  • Safety
  • Name the parts of an arrow, types of arrows, principal materials of arrows, building and storing arrows
  • Proper use, storage and reasons for archery accessories (tabs, arm guards, finger gloves, quivers etc.)
  • Explaining important terminology
  • Learn to make a bowstring
  • Different types of Archery
  • How to score your arrows on a FITA & NFAA Target
  • Understanding of the Olympic Round
  • With a Recurve Bow Scouts will name the parts of the bow, explain how to care for and store the bow, string the bow, install the nocking point and demonstrate the 10 steps for good shooting.
  • Scouts must score their shooting and achieve a minimum score of 150

The cost for the Merit Badge Course is $40.00 per person and includes an arrow to build. The length of the course varies on the size of the group but takes approximately 4 hours to complete.

Girl Scout Archery Badge Classes are $12.00 per hour per person. The course material covers safety, overview and types archery, parts of equipment and bows, shooting form and terms, and lastly how to shoot a bow!

Registration for the U.S. National Indoor Championships & 

JOAD National Indoor Championships is NOW OPEN!

Both events will be held here Lancaster Archery Supply February 24th - 26th, 2017.

The U.S. National Indoor Championships and the JOAD National Indoor Championships are 2 separate events held at the same venue over a 3-day weekend and contested at different regional sites throughout the U.S.

Youth archers may compete in both the U.S. National Indoor Championships and the JOAD National Indoor or just one of the two events.

All registrations will go through USA Archery's website unless you are registering a family or college team.  Please follow the links below for all event details.  For information regarding the events please see the resources section below.

U.S. National Indoor Championships

Event Information & Registration

JOAD National Indoor Championships

Event Information & Registration

Resources

Indoor Nationals Eligibility

JOAD Indoor Nationals Format & Rules

U.S. National Indoor Championships Format & Rules

Family Registration Form

Collegiate Team Registration