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.
Who: Archers who have taken our First Time, Returning class, & are interested in Olympic Recurve archery.
What: Each level of class will teach the techniques of Olympic Recurve 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. Strength exercises are introduced to build muscle capacity. The emphasis is on achieving correct shooting form and rhythm. The bow sight is introduced and bows are equipped with a stabilizer.
Where: The Olympic Recurve class meets at the practice area and are taken by class instructors to a specific target down range.
When: Saturdays, a two hour time period between 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Equipment-Level One: Olympic Recurve Archery equipment is provided for beginners. Class requires you have your own stretch band. If you do not have one, you may purchase one from the instructor for $3. This class also requires that you have your own finger sling which can be purchased online for $5, or you may simply bring a shoelace to class.
Equipment-Level Two: Olympic Recurve Archery equipment is provided for beginners. Serious students should plan on purchasing their own archery equipment and will be advised on what equipment to purchase depending on their budget.
Equipment-Level Three: You must 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 (Level One & Level Two): Five-week course with a cost of $75.
How to Join: Must have attended our First Time, Returning class, & are interested in Olympic Recurve archery. After completion of Level One, you are automatically placed on the Level Two class waiting list. (Level One is a pre-requisite for Level Two). 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. To practice on the range outside of Saturday mornings, you must have attended the city required City Credential Class. To shoot at our Sunday club tournaments, you must have your own equipment & if not a club member, pay a $5 fee per tournament.