NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, ALL PRA CLASSES ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. IF YOU HAVE A CURRENT CLASS RESERVATION, YOU WILL BE GIVEN A RAIN CHECK FOR A FUTURE DATE. NO NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.
What: PRA provides the following classes:
- First-Time Archers Class
- Returning Archers Class
- Traditional Archery
- Compound Bow Archery
- Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD)
- Olympic Recurve Target Archery
- Advanced Archery Coaching
When: Classes are held every Saturday throughout the year except for Christmas and New Years. The program may be cancelled occasionally because of weather or other issues, or to allow the club to be a participant in City-sponsored community events. Advance notice of such cancellations will be given on the preceding Saturday and/or posted on the PRA Facebook page.
Equipment: All necessary archery equipment is provided. Participants need not purchase any equipment to begin their training. We recommend use of club equipment and not buying your own until you have completed several sessions and discussed your requirements with an instructor.
What to Wear: Wear clothes with non-bulky, snug-fitting sleeves (properly fitted long-sleeve T’s and sweatshirts are OK). Clothes must be free of large buttons, pins, badges, or other things on the front that can be caught in the bow string. Participants with long hair should put hair back in a pony tail. If you have jewelry on your face, cheeks, or lips, please leave it home or be prepared to remove it; the same goes for dangly earrings. The range is a woodland area and is uneven, dusty and dirty – footwear with heels or open toes is not suitable. Do not wear sandals, flip-flops, bare feet or “foot glove” type socks.
What to Bring With You: A bottle of water – while water is available on the range, it is not convenient to the instruction area. Bring a soft brimmed hat and sunscreen. Particularly important in the summer.