First-Time Archers

coach_with_first_timerArchery is a universal sport found throughout history and virtually in all cultures throughout the last 50,000 years. Because it is so ancient and embedded in the popular consciousness, many people think the sport is intuitive and requires little effort. If fact, archery is as much a martial art as Tai Chi and as physically precise as yoga or dance and requires mastery of numerous skills and techniques. Our First-Time class will set you on the path to becoming a skilled archer.

Who: The First-Time Archers class is open to everyone. Students, regardless of age, must be able to listen to and follow instructions and safely handle the equipment.

range-mapWhere: All students meet on the practice range (see adjacent map). Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

When: Classes are held every Saturday throughout the year. Exceptions: The first Saturday of each month is reserved for the City Credential Class.  Also, there are no classes the last two weekends of December. Classes also may be cancelled because of inclement weather and also to allow the club to participate in City-sponsored community events. Whenever possible, advance notice of cancellations will announced on the preceding Saturday. Last-minute cancellations will be posted on the PRA’s Facebook page.

Time: Saturday morning,  7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Advance reservation is available through the link below. Students should be at the range no later than 7:30 AM to be fitted for their equipment. NO WALK-UPS ACCEPTED. You must have a reservation in order to participate in this class.

Cost: The First-Time Archers Class is free however returning students pay $10 per session.

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.

Registration: Click on the button below to view upcoming class dates. Please have ready the name, address, email, and phone number for all participants; electronic signature of an online waiver is required and must be signed by the individual taking the class, or a parent/legal guardian in the case of a minor. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may result in your reservation being canceled.


  • You only need to take the first-time archers class one time. Please do not sign up for multiple classes.
  • Adult registrations are limited to one per reservation. Each adult must complete their own registration and sign their own waiver. Adults may not sign waivers for another adult – the name on the registration and the signature must match.
  • Minors (under the age of 18) must be registered using a “Child” ticket, not an “Adult” ticket, and their waivers must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.


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