Archery Class Level Descriptions

Ages 5, 6, 7, & 8

Robins – Ages 5-6 start here. Archers have fun shooting plus learn how to be safe and take care of equipment. Focus on personal safety, range safety with other archers, etiquette, and safe use of archery equipment. Equipment provided especially for young archers. Archers age 6 completing this level can move to Blackbirds. Archers ages 7 completing this level can move to Blackbirds or Cardinals. 45 minute class

Doves – Ages 6-8 start here. Archers have fun shooting plus learn how to be safe and take care of equipment. Focus on personal safety, range safety with other archers, etiquette, and safe use of archery equipment. Equipment is available or bring your equipment with instructor approval. Archers age 6 completing this level can move to Blackbirds. Archers ages 7-8 completing this level can move to Blackbirds or Cardinals.  Archers age 9 completing this level can move to Cardinals or Level 1. 45 minute class 

Blackbirds – Ages 6-8 register for this class after completing the Doves level. Archers continue to have fun shooting and are introduced to essential foundations of shooting form for accuracy and personal health. Strength and fitness training exercises for archery will also be introduced. Equipment is available or bring your own equipment with instructor approval. Archers ages 7-9 completing this level can move to Eagles. Archers age 9 completing this level can move to Eagles or Level 2. 45 minute class 

Ages 7, 8, & 9  

Blue Jays – Ages 7-9 start here. Archers have fun shooting plus learn how to be safe and take care of equipment. Focus on personal safety, range safety with other archers, etiquette, and safe use of archery equipment. Equipment is available or bring your equipment with instructor approval. Archers ages 7-8 completing this level can move to Cardinals.  Archers age 9 completing this level can move to Cardinals or Level 1.  45 minute class

Cardinals – Ages 7-9 register for this class when you’ve completed the Blue Jays or Doves level. Archers continue to have fun shooting and are introduced to essential foundations of shooting form for accuracy and personal health. Strength and fitness training exercises for archery will also be introduced. Equipment is available or bring your own equipment with instructor approval. Archers who complete this level and are 9 years old can move into a Level 2 class. 45 minute class

 

Eagles – This is the next level for ages 7-9 after completing Cardinals or Blackbirds level. Archers continue to develop basic shooting form and increase shooting accuracy at greater distances. Additional strength and fitness training exercises for archery and skills for target archery tournament competitions are introduced. Equipment is available or bring your equipment with instructor approval. Archers who complete this level and are 9 years old can move into a Level 3 class. 45 minute class

Youth Ages 9-17 & Adults 

First Class – Archers ages 9 & up start here if you’re new to archery, or if you’ve been shooting at home or at a non-archery focused summer camp. In this class, you’ll do a lot of shooting plus learn how to be safe. Focus on personal safety, range safety with other archers, etiquette, and safe use of archery equipment. Equipment available or bring equipment with instructor approval. 60 minute class 

Level 1 – Archers ages 9 & up start here if you’ve completed a Gold Medal Archery camp, First Class, or Blue Jays level, or if you’ve participated in a series of community archery classes. At this level, you’ll shoot a lot and be introduced to essential foundations of shooting form for accuracy and personal health. Strength and fitness training exercises for archery may also be introduced. Equipment available or bring your equipment with instructor approval. 60 minute class 

Level 2 – Archers ages 9 & up register for this class when you’ve completed Level 1 or the Cardinals level. You’ll continue to develop basic shooting form and increase shooting accuracy at greater distances. Additional strength and fitness training exercises for archery are introduced. Equipment is available or bring your equipment with instructor approval.  60 minute class 

Level 3 – For archers ages 10 & up who have completed Level 2 or the Eagles level. Continuation of development of shooting form and increase shooting accuracy and consistency. Team and individual tournament competitions are introduced. Bring your own equipment.  90 minute class

Level 4 & Intermediate– Ages 12 & up, for archers who have completed Level 3. Demonstrate mastery of basic form. Introduction of strategic development of physical abilities and strategies for competitive archery tournament success. 120 minute class

Adults Class, minimum age 18

Archery for Adults –Beginner through Level 1 adult archers ages 18 & up. Equipment is available or bring your equipment with instructor approval. 60 minute class

 

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