Pasadena Roving Archers sponsors a Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program for young archers who seek higher-level instruction and tournament competition. Participants must be members of Pasadena Roving Archers and USA Archery; most tournaments require membership in either USA Archery or the National Field Archery Association.
Who: Intermediate-to-advanced archers age 8-20. The JOAD program is for youths competing in local, state and national tournaments. JOAD archers receive a longer and more structured practice as well as coaching support at several tournaments during the year.
What: Young archers participate at their own pace in tournaments and qualifying rounds to progress through achievement levels.
Archers can earn USA Archery JOAD Star Pins, which are awarded for scoring achievements. Each pin is a different color, and each has a successive number of stars on it to represent the increasing challenge to earn that pin.
When: JOAD practice occurs Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to noon.
Where: Archers meet at targets 22–25.
Cost: $120/year, and archers must be approved by the JOAD coaches. Note that the JOAD fee is in addition to the PRA and USA Archery membership fees.
JOAD Members are responsible for their own tournament registration fees and travel/lodging arrangements for any events away from the PRA range.
JOAD archers should own their own equipment and bring their stretch band to every practice.
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, talk to a PRA JOAD coach.
For more information about the JOAD program at PRA please email firstname.lastname@example.org.