Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD)

Pasadena Roving Archers sponsors a Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Program for young archers who seek higher level instruction and competition. Participants must be members of Pasadena Roving Archers and USA Archery in order to earn achievement awards; most tournaments require membership in either USA Archery or the National Field Archery Association.

Who: Intermediate-to-advanced archers age 8-20.

What: Young archers participate at their own pace in tournaments and qualifying rounds to progress through achievement levels.

The JOAD program is for youths competing in local, State and National tournaments. JOADs receive a longer and more structured practice as well as coaching support at several tournaments during the year.

When: JOAD: Every Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to noon.

Where: Archers meet at targets 22-25.

Cost:  $120/year and attendees must be approved by the instructors.

JOAD Members are responsible for their own tournament registration fees and travel/lodging arrangements for any events away from the PRA range.

How to Join: Admission to the JOAD program is at the discretion of the JOAD coaches, based on demonstrated ability. If you are interested in joining the JOADs, first talk to a coach; they will arrange for your scores to be recorded for the PRA’s twice-monthly target rounds, a standard 300 round at 20 yards, using either a 60cm (for archers 13 or younger) or 40 cm (for archers 14 and older) target. When your performance meets with their approval, you willb e invited to join.

After obtaining the approval of the instructors, you may submit the fee online.

For more information about the JOAD program at PRA please email joads@rovingarchers.com.