Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a USA Archery program designed to teach archery to people ages 8 to 20. The program offers instruction in both recurve and compound disciplines by certified instructors and coaches. Archers begin by learning range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that fosters focus, self-confidence, and team building skills. JOAD is designed to monitor and enhance each archer's growth and development in this great sport so the introductory classes naturally progress into more advanced techniques.JOAD archers are encouraged to participate in club activities and tournaments. These events are posted on the AIM calendar, and email reminders are sent regularly.
JOAD goals are set by USA Archery, and as each goal is met, the archer earns an achievement pin. The AIM JOAD program has two groups: the Achievers and the Elites. The Achievers include archers new to the program or who earned the first four pins. The Elites include archers who achieved the fifth pin or higher.
To qualify for an AIM JOAD membership, an archer must complete an AIM approved archery course. These programs include those run by Art of Archery, Pioneer JOAD and New England School of Archery & Supplies.
There is a one-time club registration fee of $25, which includes a club t-shirt, lanyard, stretch band, and information packet. The block fee for JOAD is $90 for the first family member, and there is a 10% discount off the total price when more than one family member registers. The block fee is collected on a quarterly basis and includes nine JOAD sessions (three Saturdays per month) and any of the open range sessions (see calendar for dates and times). Each block includes pin shoots.
AIM JOAD programs are held at Bass Pro Shops, 2 Commerce Drive, Hooksett, NH.
Archers must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to shooting time to sign in, put their equipment together, and warm up.
To register for JOAD, visit our Registration Forms page.
Mike Bolduc (Level III - NTS) 603-219-0294 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon Beretta (Level III - NTS) 603-714-8856 or email@example.com