Learn more about the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Program & the Adult Archery Program

About the Benefits of JOAD & AAP


Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that helps archers to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition! JOAD offers barebow, 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 is open to any youth archer aged 8 to 20 and is designed to grow with the youth archer.

Introductory JOAD classes teach the fundamentals of proper shooting form; as the young archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques and earn achievement awards. Each JOAD member participates in a tournament to earn pins for USA Archery’s Achievement Program for Star Pin Awards. The chart lists scores required to reach each pin level.

Adult Archery Program (AAP) What does the Adult Archery Program offer the archer?  In addition to receiving clear instruction and coaching via our National Training System, membership in an archery program provides unique benefits to adults, including the opportunity to continue to advance in the sport of archery, earn pins and ribbons, a great upper-body workout, the chance to build self-confidence, and learn team-building skills.

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