Archery instructors and coaches are the foundation of USA Archery's programs, camps, and overall athlete development. Obtaining a certification provides you with valuable knowledge and hands-on skills to help grow and develop archers in your local community. USA Archery, the National Field Archery Association, and the Archery Shooters Association jointly recognize all certification levels. For more information on certification programs offered by 10 Ring Archery Club, please read below or contact us with any questions.

CERTIFICATION CLINICS

USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification

 

The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range and ensures that minimum standards for archery instruction are consistently taught to provide for the safety and enjoyment of the participants, instructors and spectators.  Level 1 Instructors are well prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities in a variety of both indoor and outdoor settings in the disciplines of target, field or 3-D archery.  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)

Prerequisites 

  • Minimum age of participation is 15*
     

Course Cost

  • Participant Pricing - Please call for current pricing or dates

Optional/Additional Pricing:

- Please add $10 if you would like an instructor patch

- Please add $10 if you are paying through PayPal

 

Certification Period 

  • Three years from the date of course completion 

Benefits 

 

*All Level 1 Instructors who assist in a USA Archery Club are required to obtain a Range Pass.

USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification

 

The Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory setup, athlete developement and events as well as qualifies students to teach the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course.  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 Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program clubs, as well as the Explore Archery program.

Certification Requirements

  • Membership to USA Archery*, National Field Archery Association (NFAA) or Archery Shooters Association (ASA)

    • ​A USA Archery Temporary, Recreational, and/or Youth Membership will not satisfy the membership requirement.

  • USA Archery Background Screening

  • SafeSport training

Course Length

  • 12-16 hours (Dependent on class size)

 

Prerequisites 

  • Minimum age is 18

  • Membership to USA Archery*, National Field Archery Association (NFAA) or Archery Shooters Association (ASA)

  • USA Archery Background Screening

  • SafeSport training

Course Cost​

  • Participant Pricing - Please call for current pricing or dates

 

Optional/Additional Pricing:

- Please add $10 if you would like an instructor patch

- Please add $10 if you are paying through PayPal

Certification Period 

  • Three years from the date of course completion 

Benefits 

  • Qualified to teach the Level 1 Instructor Certification Course 

  • Qualified to be the lead Instructor for an Explore Archery program, JOAD, 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 Level 1&2 Instructor Combination Certification Course

The Level 1&2 Archery Instructor Combination Certification Course allows students to receive both their Level 1 and Level 2 certificaitons during the same course. The Level 1 coursework provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range and ensures that minimum standards for archery instruction are consistently taught to provide for the safety and enjoyment of the participants, instructors and spectators.  Level 1 Instructors are well prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities in a variety of both indoor and outdoor settings in the disciplines of target, field or 3-D archery.  The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs and lesson plans. The Level 2 coursework provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory setup, athlete developement and events as well as qualifies students to teach the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course.  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 Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program clubs, as well as the Explore Archery program.

Requirements

  • Membership to USA Archery**, National Field Archery Association
    (NFAA) or Archery Shooters Association (ASA)

    • ​A USA Archery Temporary, Recreational, and/or Youth Membership
      will not satisfy the membership requirement.

  • USA Archery Background Screening

  • SafeSport training

Course Length

  • 12-18 hours (Dependent on class size)

Prerequisites  

  • Minimum age is 18*

  • Membership to USA Archery**, National Field Archery Association
    (NFAA) or Archery Shooters Association (ASA)

  • USA Archery Background Screening

  • SafeSport training​

Course Cost

  • Participant Pricing - Please call for current prices or dates

Optional/Additional Pricing:

- Please add $10 if you would like an instructor patch

- Please add $10 if you are paying through PayPal

Certification Period 

  • Three years from the date of course completion 

Benefits 

  • Qualified to teach the Level 1 Instructor Certification Course            

  • Qualified to be the lead Instructor for an Explore Archery program, JOAD, 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.

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