Focus • Discipline • Life Skills
Archery's Positive Impact
The youth of today is bombarded with digital content via apps, games and streaming shows. Why not turn off the gadgets and turn your child on to a safe, year-round sport that teaches them self-discipline, focus, and concentration? The positive impact the sport of archery has on kids stretches far and wide... patience, self-control, teamwork, dealing with pressure... the life skills learned go on and on!
From learning the basics of archery, all the way to competitive training, we are pleased to offer several youth programs for kids. Find the the right program for your child below.
Our Youth Development Programs
Athletes are expected to advance from one level to the next in progression. Exceptions may be made only if an athlete can prove previous experience, abilities, and meets certain requirements. Please schedule an evaluation with a coach to determine the appropriate class placement.
Explore Archery (Ages 7-17)
The Explore Archery class is for archers that wish to explore the lifelong sport of archery. Our certified coaches will teach students the basics of shooting a bow as well as the required safety practices and techniques. Archers must use our training bows. The fee includes equipment rental.
Basic Archery (Ages 7-17)
The Basic Archery class is for archers that wish to continue to develop their shooting technique. In this class, students will gain a stronger understanding of the fundamentals of the National Training System and how to execute the shot process. Here we build upon the archer’s foundation and teach them the core principles of their technique. Archers must use our training bows. The fee includes equipment rental.
Homeschool Archery (Ages 7-17)
The Homeschool Archery class is for those who wish to explore the sport of archery as a recreational sport. We cater the class to various age groups and skill levels and teach the principles of shooting in a fun, social, and interactive environment. In this class, students will learn safety and range etiquette, develop an understanding of the shot process, train body control and awareness, and participate in activities geared to developing them in an athletic environment. Equipment is included, but students may use their own equipment. No experience necessary.
Discover Archery (Ages 8-17)
The Discover Archery class is for those who have successfully proven knowledge and comprehension of topics from the Basic Archery class and have shown proficiency in their technique. In this class archers will take a step back from technical mastery and learn about the many facets of the sport. Archers will learn about the three main disciplines Barebow, Olympic Recurve, and Compound and have a chance to test out which discipline suits them best. In this class archers will also learn about a different style of competition, either Field or 3D Archery. Sessions will alternate between these two types of archery.
Intermediate I Archery (Ages 9-17)
The Intermediate I class is for those who have successfully proven knowledge and comprehension of topics from the Basic Archery class and have shown proficiency in their technique. In this class each archer will continue developing a greater understanding of the shot process and further develop the body control and awareness needed for competitive training. Archers may use their own bows. The fee includes equipment rental.
Intermediate II Archery (Ages 10-17)
The Intermediate II class is the link from being a recreational archer to those interested in becoming a competitive athlete. This class will focus heavily on the shot process, as well as, the physical and mental aspects of the sport of archery. Students are expected to shoot and train outside of class. Students must have their own equipment or be in the process of obtaining it. Speak with coaches for further details.
Competitive Program (Ages 12-17)
This program is geared towards archers who are ready to take the next step in their training. In this program, we teach and encourage archers to train as and become athletes in our sport. We give our athletes the tools to progress, the opportunity to train at a high level, and performance monitoring to track their progress and overall development.
After becoming familiar with the National Training System and the requirements of becoming a competitive archer, this class will prepare students to advance in the sport of archery. Our program can help earn you a spot on the Junior Dream Team or the Resident Athlete Program.
Participants will be required to:
Be self-motivated and responsible
Maintain a weekly Training Plan (shooting at least 3 days a week)
Complete Weekly Logs
Maintain an Athlete Journal
Develop a written Goal Worksheet
Maintain a competitive level KPI (Key Performance Indicator)
Attend at least two sanctioned events per year (at least one state level and one national level event)
Have their own equipment
Attend scheduled classes (please inform coaches for excused absences)
Attend the End of Session Challenge
IMPORTANT: If your youth is interested in this program they must schedule a meeting with the Coach and Programs Coordinator before enrolling in this class.
Easton Foundation’s Academy
At the Easton Foundations Academy our goal is to develop elite athletes. We expect a commitment to training, because we are committed to making you an athlete of the highest caliber. We train athletes in all facets of sport development; technical, tactical, mental, physical, nutritional and lifestyle to mold them into well rounded athletes. By focusing on becoming a balanced athlete, archers can learn to push past previous limits and reach new levels of performance.
Private Lesson (1), to be scheduled with a coach
Regular Athlete-Coach Meetings
Personalized Training Plans
Registration for End of Session Challenge
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As an athlete of the Easton Foundations Academy you agree to hold yourself to the highest standard of sportsmanship, striving for excellence in training, and being a model athlete on and off the field.
Attend at least 3 scheduled lessons
Attend regular athlete-coach meetings
Turn in assignments, promptly and complete
Weekly Training Log
Monthly Performance Log
Bimonthly Goal Worksheet
Pre/Post Performance Review
Assist in developing training plan
Commit to planned training
Physical (2-3 days), Mental (4-6 days), Shooting (4-6 days)
Compete regularly, as discussed with coaches
Attend quarterly coach-parent-athlete meeting (Adult students)
Demonstrate good sportsmanship
Maintain an Academy Level KPI
Support your athlete regardless of outcome or circumstances
Help your athlete understand that mistakes are a natural part of learning and growing
Cheer for your athlete in competition and enjoy watching them play
Set an example of good sportsmanship and fair play
Allow your athlete to take responsibility for their own work and training
Be open to feedback from the coach and your athlete on how to improve their experience and performance
Allow the coach to do the coaching, if you have any suggestions or concerns please bring them up with the coach in private
Attend quarterly coach-parent-athlete meeting