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Classes, The Archery Place, Montgomery, IL
 

Classes

 
The Archery Place runs archery classes through your local park district. Here's a description of our classes. Fun for the whole family and offered both indoors during indoor season October through April and outdoors for outdoor season from October through April. We encourage all participants to sign up through your local park district.
If you do not belong to any of the park districts we serve, call us and we will work with you to find the right class to participate in.



ARCHERY 1 Age 8 through adult (families encouraged) If you have never shot a bow and arrow before, or it has been a number of years since you have, then this is the class for you. This is a beginner introduction to archery and archery safety. USA Archery certified coaches and instructors will teach you USA Archery National Training System methods (NTS) and how to be safe. Learn proper shooting form to help you meet the goals for advancing your skills, as each new session of archery will bring new challenges. All equipment and activity supplies are provided. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Successful completion of Archery 1 is required to advance to Archery 2.

ARCHERY 2 Age 8 through adult (families encouraged) This class is a follow up to Archery 1 and the next level of archery progression. Archers will refine their skills learned in Archery 1 by putting those skills into a process and improvement of shooting form using NTS and at a further range. All equipment is provided. All participants must wear closed toe footwear.

 
Sign up through your local park district from here
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Camps, The Archery Place, Montgomery, IL
 

Camps

 
The Archery Place hosts archery camps throughout the year. Camps are frequently arranged through the local area park districts. Please help to support the area parks and recreation districts and check back often for new camp opportunities.

The Archery Place also holds archery camps and will be available on our Facebook page or on our Events page. Call us for the latest camp information and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction. Camp ages are 8 through 14, but each park district may vary in their age requirements.

Archery camps include everything that is learned through Archery 1 & Archery 2 Beginner archery level instruction but also adds fun activities each day to work with teamwork skills, individual performance skills, and more knowledge. Achievement medals through USA Archery’s Explore Archery program are awarded for demonstration in each of the lesson areas taught that day. The last day of camp finishes off with a fun Art-chery project to create a T-shirt or canvas.
 
Scouts, The Archery Place, Montgomery, IL
 

Scouts

 
Scout Badges, The Archery Place, Montgomery, IL
 
Scouting has its perks. The Archery Place is Home to Level 3 NTS Head Coach Kevin Helwig, and The Archery Place is a Preferred Partner with the Girls Scouts of Northern Illinois. Coach Kevin is also an approved Archery Merit Badge counselor for ScoutsBSA by the Three Fires Council.

Whether a fun troop trip outing, or fulfilling the more intensive archery merit badge requirements, let us help show your scouts what archery is all about.

Scoutleader and Scoutmaster USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification is also available to help leaders run effective archery lessons for camps and scouting events.

The Archery Place offers discounts to GSNI and ScoutsBSA and encourages archery to be one of the fun activities for scouts to participate.
 
 
 
 
TAP Workshops, The Archery Place, Montgomery, IL
 

TAP Workshops

 
The Archery Place will be holding a number of workshops for various subjects. Check back here often for new workshops that are offered and sign up as quickly as possible as space fills up quickly.
 

Level 1 & 2 Instructor Certification Course

 
 
This is a combined Level 1 & Level 2 Certification Course. You do not need previous certification to enroll in Level 2. You may also do only the Level 1 portion of this course.

September 6th & 7th Level 1 Only
September 6th - 8th Level 1 & 2
Deadline to Register: August 23rd at 5pm

Entry Pre-Requisites for Level 1:
Age: 15 to 17 years old
Membership: USA Archery Recreational Membership (which includes the necessary Range Pass) or All Access Membership
Additional Requirements: SafeSport Training (accessible through your member account). Background Screening (accessible through your member account or on USA Archery's website)
Important Information:
USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification will be taught on Friday and Half-day on Saturday for those obtaining only Level 1 Certification

The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides the tools to maintain safety on the archery range and ensures that USA Archery standards for instruction are followed to provide for the safety and enjoyment of archery participants.
Level 1 Instructors are prepared to teach beginner archery programs at a basic level to all age groups for indoor or outdoor settings. The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs and lesson plans.

Course Length: 8 hours (Dependent on class size) Friday, September, 6-9pm & Saturday, September 7th from 8am-1pm
Course Cost: $100.00 per person and includes drinks (water, coffee & soda) & breakfast pastries on Saturday
Certification Period: Three years from the date of course completion
Benefits:
  • USA Archery Mobile Coach
  • Qualified to be Instructor for camps, scouts, Explore Archery Program, or other park department classes
  • Eligible for USA Archery insurance coverage. See USA Archery Insurance page for requirements**.

Entry Pre-Requisites for Level 2:
Age: 18 and up
Membership: USA Archery All Access Membership
Additional Requirements: SafeSport Training (accessible through your member account)
Background Screening (accessible through your member account or on USA Archery's website)
Important Information:
USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification will begin with Level 1 taught on Friday and go through Sunday
The Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course includes the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course and provides knowledge to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory setup, athlete development and events.
Graduates of the Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course are well prepared to serve as the lead instructor for long-term archery programs such as Park District and Rec Department archery program coordinators, creating and running a Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) club, Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program clubs, as well as the Explore Archery Program for camps and activities. Level 2 Instructors can open the possibilities and opportunities to advance in archery in many ways within their community and surrounding areas.

Course Length: 12-16 hours (Dependent on class size) Friday, September 6th, 6-9pm, Saturday, September 7th, 8am-6pm & Sunday, September 8th 8am-12pm
Course Cost: $175 per person and includes drinks (water, coffee & soda) breakfast pastries (Sat. & Sun.) and pizza lunch (Sat. only)
Certification Period: Three years from the date of course completion
Certification Requirements: Membership, Background screening, and SafeSport must all be completed prior to becoming certified with USA Archery as an Instructor
NOTICE - NO CERTIFICATION WILL BE VALID WITHOUT USA ARCHERY MEMBERSHIP, USA ARCHERY BACKGROUND SCREENING, AND SAFE SPORT COMPLETION
Benefits:

  • Eligible to tech Level 1 Instructor Course
  • Eligible to apply for Level 2 Instructor Trainer Certification to teach Level 2 courses
  • Qualified to be the lead Instructor for an Explore Archery Program, JOAD Program, Adult Archery Program and/or
    Collegiate Archery Program Club**
  • Eligible to receive USA Archery insurance coverage. See USA Archery Insurance page for requirements**.
*A Temporary, Recreational, and/or Youth Membership option will not satisfy the membership requirement.
**USA Archery membership required; NFAA and/or ASA membership will not satisfy the membership requirement.

USA ARCHERY MEMBERSHIP LINK - https://www.usarchery.org/memberships/become-a-member

SAFE SPORT Information - https://www.usarchery.org/about/safesport (Training course is free and is accessible within your membership account)

USA ARCHERY BACKGROUND SCREENING information - https://www.usarchery.org/coaches/background-screening (A separate fee is required and accessible within your membership account)

Deadline is August 23, 2019 - REGISTER HERE