The Olympic Arrow - Archery Club, Knoxville TN
 865-719-7543

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 JOAD- Junior Olympic Archery Development Club
Interested in joining the club
JOAD and Adult Archery program are programs of USA Archery that teach archery to young and adult people, provide great opportunities for awarding achievement, and help archers to enjoy the sport recreational or progress to the excitement of competition! 

The programs  offer both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. JOAD and Adult programs are  open to any archer aged 8 to 85  and are designed to grow with the archer. Introductory classes teach the fundamentals of proper shooting form; as the archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques.
Ready to join a club? 
Both recurve and compound bows are used in club activities and in tournaments. Archers who use a compound bow can train to compete in local and regional tournaments, and can earn a seat on a youth world team to compete in other countries representing the United States on behalf of USA Archery. Recurve archers can compete likewise, with the added benefit of being able to use their recurve bow to try out for a spot on the US Olympic Archery team which is selected and managed by USA Archery.

To join the JOAD or Adult Achievement  club you should be a member of The Olympic Arrow , the membership fee is $50 per year. In addition you need to be a member of USA Archery in order to participate in the national programs like STAR Pin Awards,  and national competitions, and most important stay in compliance with the liability insurance requirements.  

About The Olympic Arrow -
JOAD Program
There are many JOAD clubs around the country. These clubs are coached by USA Archery certified instructors.
The Olympic Arrow JOAD club is run by US National Archery Coach Level IV NTS, Elzbieta Tworek. 
The club is looking forward to having more instructors they can be recruited from former students, parents Physical Education teachers, Home School parents and Scouts leaders. 

 Age 
The club is open to any youth archer age 10 up to 20 and they can compete in different age divisions. Age divisions are for recurve and compound and include yeoman, bowman, cub, cadet and junior divisions

JOAD archers who use a recurve or compound bow can train to compete in local, regional & national tournaments, and can earn a seat on a youth world team to compete in other countries representing the United States on behalf of USA Archery.

When
The Olympic Arrow practice each  Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Other practice time is added for kids they are committed to excel their skills. On Tuesday and  Thursday at 5:00pm –8:00pm (see the schedule).
 Individual lessons are available upon request. See the schedule

Where
The archery season is broken down into two parts: Indoors and Outdoors. Indoors season begins in Mid November – Mid April. The indoor targets are all set at 18 meters. The indoor season is a great place for new archers to learn the basic skills of archery and to hone their abilities. All new archers, regardless of ability, begin their JOAD experience with very basic equipment, provided by the JOAD program. 
The class meets at private property at Hardin Valley, west part of Knoxville.

When outdoor season begins as soon as weather permits in the spring,  Archers will meet in Hardin Valley to shoot different distances ranging from 20 meters –70 meters depending on the archer’s classification. 
The JOAD program officially ends in Mid September.

What 
New archers learn the very basics of archery safety rules then shooting techniques . Once these basics are learned archers will progress to more advanced recurve or compound archery equipment.

Equipment
Beginning equipment is provided. 

Awards for JOAD
JOAD Star Pins are awarded for scoring achievements
JOAD archers can earn Stars Pins for shooting indoors and/or outdoors with recurve and/or compound bows. 

See the matrix for indoor
See the matrix for outdoor








                                        &
 Adult Archery Achievement  Club
About The Olympic Arrow - 
Adult Archery Achievement Program
Similar to JOAD, Adults have the opportunity to shoot for the gold! Through our system of rewarding excellence, students have the opportunity to earn awards for their scores, which become progressively more challenging as the archer’s skill level increases.

There are many Adult clubs around the country. These clubs are coached by USA Archery certified instructors.

The Olympic Arrow JOAD and Adult  Achievement club is run by USAl Archery Coach Level IV NTS,  Elzbieta Tworek. 

 Age 
The club is open to any archer age 20 up to 85 and they can compete in different age divisions. Age divisions are for recurve and compound and include senior, and masters divisions

Adult  archers who use a recurve or compound bow can train to compete in local, regional & national tournaments, and can earn a seat on a youth world team to compete in other countries representing the United States on behalf of USA Archery.

When
The Olympic Arrow Adults practice-see the schedule,
Coach offers many spots for private lessons as well. See the schedule

Where
The archery season is broken down into two parts: Indoors and Outdoors. Indoors season begins in Mid November – Mid April. The indoor targets are all set at 18 meters. The indoor season is a great place for new archers to learn the basic skills of archery and to hone their abilities. All new archers, regardless of ability, begin their experience with very basic equipment, provided by the club. 
The class meets at private property in Hardin Valley, west part of Knoxville.

When outdoor season begins as soon as weather permits in the spring,  Archers will meet in Hardin Valley to shoot different distances ranging from 20 meters –70 meters depending on the archer’s classification. 

What 
The Adult Archery Program is a program of USA Archery that allows adults to learn proper shooting technique, achieve awards based on score, and pursue competition if they wish, during a series of classes taught by a certified coach or instructor.


Equipment
Beginning equipment is provided. 

Awards for Adults Achievement 
Adult Star Pins are awarded for scoring achievements
Adult archers can earn Stars Pins for shooting indoors and/or outdoors with recurve and/or compound bows. 

See the matrix  for indoor       
See the matrix for outdoor