Compound bows are very popular among target archers and hunters. Many archers are drawn to the power and precision of the compound bow and the increased accuracy it provides.
Who: Archers who have taken Demo Day class and are interested in Compound Archery.
What: Each level of class with teach the techniques of Compound archery based on the USA Archery National Training System (NTS). The NTS uses biomechanics to improve strength and consistency. Mimetics (miming) and low-load training aids such as stretch bands are used in order to practice archery form.
Where: The Compound Bow Archery class meets at the practice area and are taken by class instructors to a specific target down range.
When: Saturday mornings, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Equipment-Level One: Unlike recurve bows or longbows, compound bows must be fitted precisely to each archer. All archery equipment is provided for beginners. Serious students should plan on purchasing their own archery equipment. At the end of this course, your instructor will be happy to advise archers during the selection and purchase process.
Equipment-Level Two: You must own your own compound bow, arrows and release to participate in this level of class.
Equipment-Level Three: As in Level Two, you must own your own equipment at this level. Different fees and requirements are in place for this level of class. Please refer to the Advanced Archery Coaching page for further details on this ongoing class.
Cost: Five-week course. $75, non-members; $50, PRA members. Participants are required to show the PRA-issued card showing completion of the First-Time Archers class. PRA members may be asked to show their membership card.
How to Join: Must have attended a Demo Day and be on the waiting list for this specific class. After completion of Level One, you are automatically placed on the Level Two class waiting list. After completion of Level Two, you may choose to meet the requirements for the Level Three class (refer to the Advanced Archery Coaching page) or return to the main practice range as a Returning Archer.