Greetings Archers,

Have you seen any bluebonnets yet? They are starting to pop up around town and that is a sure sign that spring is on the way! It also means that we are getting close to Daylight Savings Time and what better way to enjoy the extra evening sun than archery?!? Read below to see our longer spring hours, new class time offerings, and more information about our brand new JOAD and Adult Archery Programs.

Leap Day - This Saturday!

Join us this Saturday as we get things HOPPING at the range!

First Time Classes, Recreational Classes, and Open Range for Members will be available all day.

Click here to register for classes.

Spring Break - Extra Daytime Classes!

Archery is the perfect boredom buster for kids home on Spring Break! Get the kids out of the house and off the video games by signing up for a class or shooting open range as a member. We have added daytime classes the week of March 16-20 so moms and dads can ensure the kids have a fun time while on Spring Break!

Also, kids with a membership can enjoy FREE extra open range anytime we are open March 16-20.

Spring Break Hours - March 16-20

Tuesday - 12-8

Wednesday - 12-8

Thursday 11-8

Click here to register for classes.

Extended Spring Hours - Begin March 8th

Tuesdays: 3 PM - 8 PM

Wednesdays: 4 PM - 8 PM

Thursdays: 11 AM - 6 PM (6 PM - 8 PM Members Only League)

Saturdays: 8 AM - 8 PM

Sundays: 8 AM - 8 PM

New Class Times - Begin March 8th

1st Time Classes

Tuesdays @ 4:30

Wednesdays @ 5:00

Thursdays @ 2:00

Saturdays @ 9:00, 11:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00

Sundays @ 10:00, 12:00, 3:00, 5:00 Recreational Classes   Tuesdays @ 6:30   Thursdays @ 11:00   Saturdays @ 10:00, 6:00   Sundays @ 8:30, 2:30
    JOAD Classes   Saturdays @ 8:30   Sundays @ 3:30     Traditional Archery Classes   Wednesdays @ 6:30     League Night - Members Only (Starts March 26th)   Thursdays @ 6:30      

New Class Offerings!

Traditional Archery Classes - Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30

Cost:

$15 per class

$40 4-class bundle for members*

$50 4-class bundles for non-members

Learn how to shoot traditional archery from our in-house traditional archery instructors who are USA Certified Archery Instructors and have been trained by The Flying Hun in traditional shooting. This class will be a hand's on shooting class with an emphasis on the historical aspect of archery. You may bring your own traditional bow to class or use one of our house Crimean bows. Thumb draw and Mediterranean draw will both be taught. Only 3 adult and 2 youth house bows available to use in class so register soon to reserve your bow.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

*Members of Central Texas Archery and The Eastern Contingent are eligible for this discounted rate.

USA Archery Achievement Classes

Saturdays: 8:30-10:00 AM

Sundays: 3:30-5:00 PM

Class Premiere Special:

$160 for 10 classes (must be attended during the Spring Semester)

or

$18 per class

Central Texas Archery is excited to officially launch our USA Archery JOAD and Adult Achievement Programs!

Read below for more information. Classes will begin March 8th.

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 outdoor with recurve and/or compound bows.  In addition to the Star Pins (seen above, left), 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.  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 (seen above, right).  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.  You can register here: www.usarchery.org
  2. Sign up with USA Archery as a member of our club: Central Texas Archery of Austin!
  3. Be a member of Central Texas Archery (Annual membership required)
  4. You must attend a weekly JOAD class at the range.  Cost is $18 per class and includes the cost of 1 lanyard and the Star Pins (1 each, including 8 Star Pins, 6-Gold and a Bronze, Silver & Gold).  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Adult Star Pins (seen below, left) are awarded for scoring achievements for shooting outdoor with recurve and/or compound bows.  In addition to the Star Pins, seen below, 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.  Star Pins are displayed on a lanyard, that can easily be attached to your quiver! Additionally, Adult Archers can earn advanced levels of recognition with Bronze, Silver and Gold pins (seen above, right).  USA Archery honors archers who reach these levels with special recognition. To earn an Adult Bronze, Silver or Gold Award the archery will be required to shoot the distance and target face that corresponds to their Class at National Events.

    Requirements to Participate:   

  1.  An all access USA Archery 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. You can register here:  www.usarchery.org
  2. Sign up with USA Archery as a member of our club: Central Texas Archery of Austin!
  3. Be a member of Central Texas Archery (Annual membership required)
  4. You must attend a weekly JOAD class at the range.  Cost is $18 per class and includes the cost of 1 lanyard and the Star Pins (1 each, including 8 Star Pins, 6-Gold and a Bronze, Silver & Gold).  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 USA Archery Instructor Certification Course

(ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT. REGISTER SOON!)

Level 1 Course - $75

Level 1 Instructor training is open to all USA Archery and NFAA members aged 15 and older. It is the ideal qualification for camp counselors, youth programs, and other recreational archery programs. Experienced archers can also see benefits with their own shooting from learning more about the mechanics and applications of the National Training System.You will learn how to teach the basics of archery to beginners, how to create a safe shooting environment, and how to run an archery program.  

Level 2 Course - $135

Level 2 Instructor training is open to all USA Archery and NFAA members aged 18 and older. This class builds on the basics of Level 1 training and enhances your knowledge of instruction techniques and equipment management. This course will prepare you to instruct new and intermediate archers utilizing the National Training System. You will also be able to teach your own Level 1 course. Students must attend both the Level 1 and Level 2 sessions.  

Upcoming Class Dates

Level 1 Course - April 18 8 AM - 5 PM   Level 2 Course - April 18th and 19th 8 AM - 5 PM (Must attend both days)  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Spring Archery League Information

Interested in a little friendly competition and the chance to meet some new people? Spring 2020 League will begin after Spring Break. This is a relaxed and fun way to shoot archery, improve your mental game, and get to know some new people! If you would like to be updated on Spring League 2020, CLICK HERE and complete the form. (Filling out the form will put you on the list for more information and is not a commitment to join.)

KUDOS CORNER

CTA Brilliance Award

We would like to recognize Bryce Johnson with our first Brilliance Award for his coaching excellence and work ethic that goes above and beyond whenever he is at the range. He has just begun his archery journey and already has demonstrated amazing growth as an archer and as a coach. His positivity and the connections he makes with students has made him a great asset to us. Thank you for all you do. Brilliance Award recipients will receive a special edition Central Texas Archery Quiver Towel courtesy of Ryan Henry with Henfy Designs.

State Champ!

Coach Davis - 1st Place Texas State Indoor Championship

Coach Davis also took 2nd in Texas State Indoor JOAD Championship

Congrats to Davis and all the other archers who competed in the State Tournament last weekend!

Upcoming Tournaments

February 29 & March 1 - The TFAA State Indoor Championship - Cinnamon Creek Ranch, 13794 Old Denton Road, Roanoke, TX 76262. More info at https://texasfieldarchery.org/  March 6-7 - X10 Indoor Classic and JOAD Cup - X10 Archery - More info at www.joadcup.com

March 14th -Buffalo Field Archery Club -2020 Buffalo Bulls-Eye Classic - Registration at usarchery.sport80.com, and they’ve added a Traditional Recurve class.

Texas Twister Team Tournament - Central Texas Archery - May 16th and 17th. Save the date!  Details to come soon!

Texas International Archery Festival

April 24 - 26, 2020
  Central Texas Archery is a proud participant in the Texas International Archery Festival. The TXIAF was created to celebrate history and culture from all over the world, celebrating our love of archery throughout the ages. The Festival will feature both Horseback and Ground archery competition, live entertainment including; music, cultural demonstrations, martial combat, and educational talks; a full vendor faire, camping, food, alcohol, and more. We invite competitors from all over the world to participate in this unique event. All people with a love of history are welcome!
  Want to compete? CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
  Want to get the very best price on spectator tickets? CLICK HERE FOR THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE
  Tickets also available on GROUPON. Click Here.

Spring Hours Until March March 8th

Monday: By Appointment Only

Tuesday: 4 PM - 6 PM

Wednesday: By Appointment Only

Thursday: 11 AM - 6 PM

Friday: By Appointment Only

Saturday 8 AM - 6 PM

Sunday: 8 AM - 6 PM






Attention Amazon Shoppers:

Amazon has TWO great ways you can support Central Texas Archery.   As a 501(c)3 non-profit, Central Texas Archery has registered with the Amazon Smile Program. When you log into Amazon through OUR LINK, Amazon will donate part of the sale to Central Texas Archery.  This is a FREE way you can help support archery in the community!   AMAZON SMILE LINK, CLICK HERE Want to contribute items directly to our program but don't know what to get?   Check out our Amazon Wish List!

Did you know?

Central Texas Archery is a 501(c)3 non-profit. When you pay for classes, memberships, or donate to us directly, your contribution is helping bring archery to the Greater Austin Community. In just a year and a half, we have been able to support Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Military Families, Educators and Support Staff, local schools, various other charities and economically challenged families with our programs. CTA's founders have donated 100% of their time, making sure the funds that have come in get used to make archery as accessible as possible to everyone! We look forward to reaching even more community members as we grow! Thank you for your continued support!    

Members have more FUN!

If you would like to become part of our archery family, email jessica@centraltexasarcheryorg, go to www.centraltexasarchery/membership-options, or stop by the barn and talk to one of us.

Memberships start at only $75 for the year!

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