Youth JOAD Archery Achievement Program

FALL 2023


AGES 13-17

Cost $120 for the season (Sept 2 – Nov 4)



JOAD, or Junior Olympic Archery Development, is a nationwide program where certified coaches (Us!) provide instruction for youth archers to help them progress in the sport at their own pace.  You’ll learn important skills, play exciting games and earn awards for developing fundamental skills and scoring achievements. You will also get event preparation for all archery disciplines and we have equipment you can use, before investing in your own!  

Each year at JOAD National Target Championships, youth archers from across the country gather to compete for medals and college scholarships.  Scholarships are offered to top finishing male and female archers in varying recurve, compound and barebow (recurve) divisions.  

JOAD Star Pins are awarded for scoring achievements for shooting indoor and outdoor with recurve and/or compound bows.  In addition to the Star Pins, archers can earn the official “6-Gold” pin when they shoot six 10’s in a row…either in a single 6-arrow end or in two consecutive 3-arrow ends at a distance of 18 meters or more.  Star Pins are displayed on a lanyard, that can easily be attached to your quiver!

JOAD Archers can also earn advanced levels of recognition with the Olympian Award levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold.  An archer reaching these levels is honored with special recognition from USA Archery. 

Requirements to Participate: 

  1.  An all access USA Archery Youth Membership ($45.00), Adult Membership ($65.00 per year or $160.00 for 3 years), or Family Membership ($130.00 per year or $320.00 for 3 years) is required.  FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET A 3 MONTH FREE USA ARCHERY MEMBERSHIP.  You can register here:
  2. Sign up as a member of our club: Central Texas Archery of Austin!
  3. Register with us and Pay the $38 USA Archery Pin fee. (This is the cost of the pins.)





AGES 8-12

Cost $100 for the season (Sept 2 – Nov 4)



Explore Archery is a Guide to Beginner Archery Programs.

The curriculum is developmentally progressive and takes students from simple games to shooting in more complex competitions.

Explore Archery teaches students important life skills such as scoring and math, team building, problem solving, decision-making, critical thinking and predicting!

In Explore Archery, students earn achievement awards through active participation in individual and team-building activities.

The focus is on building fundamental skills, a competitive edge and a bit of creativity – not on athletic ability or perfect scores.