Become a better archer!
Junior Olympic Archery Development
Sacramento JOAD is dedicated to improving the skills, dedication, and confidence of junior archers looking to take their sport to the next level.
- Proper mechanics
- Strong fundamentals
- Mental skills
- Poise within a competitive setting
In April of 2005 a club was formed for those archers who wanted to expand their knowledge and skills in the sport of archery. The archers practice weekly, developing fundamental skills to prepare them for local, state and national tournaments.
Our club meets on Saturday mornings. During the cold and wet months (Oct-April) we meet at the indoor range at Wilderness Archery in Rocklin. Practice is generally held from late April to October at Discovery Park in Sacramento.
Most of our archers compete in local FITA tournaments, held at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. Many archers have expanded their tournament experience by attending tournaments such as the California State Indoor Tournament, the California State Outdoor, the Cotton Boll, Grapestakes and the Pacific Coast Championship.
Our club is taught by NAA Certified Level II Instructors, whom are all volunteers. During class sessions the archers work on earning their J.O.A.D. pins and certificates as well as developing critical archery skills. Class activities vary from working on their next JOAD level, participating in a fun balloon shoots, games, working on a new techniques or practicing form. Along with FITA tournaments we also introduce the kids to 3-D target archery. Students are also taught how to maintain and repair their equipment, set-up and take-down their bows, repair arrows, etc.