New Castle Hundred Archers
Junior Olympic Archery Development Program
We have four Level III-NTS Coaches, additionally we have two Level 2 Instructors on staff. Recreational and competitive archers are taught archery range safety, the basic steps of shooting and proper technique, tournament preparation, and other skills required to have success in the sport.
US Archery Level III Coach
US Archery Level II Instructor/Trainer
US Archery Level III Coach
Athletes will perform better, soar higher, and get more from sport if they feel safe. SafeSport seeks to create a healthy, supportive environment for all participants. Through education, resources, and training, we help members of the sport community recognize, reduce, and respond to misconduct in sport. All of our instructors are SafeSport Certified. www.safesport.org
How to get started in Competitive Target Archery?
Junior Olympic Archery Development – called “JOAD”
JOAD is a nationwide program of USA Archery that provides kids and teens with ongoing archery classes that help you progress from beginner to advanced level archery, at your pace. In JOAD, you’ll learn archery, form friendships, develop great life skills and build confidence in yourself.
JOAD classes are held during 8 week sessions throughout the year. Generally our JOAD Team meets on Sunday. All of our instructors are certified instructors and coaches, and our club is bound by USA Archery’s SafeSport requirements.
New Castle Hundred Archery JOAD Team is known as the Diamondbacks. We are proud of our name – our JOAD Archers all voted and picked the name themselves. The name has served to give our kids a sense of pride and team.
We have many regular tournament competitors, ranging from new to State and Nationally ranked archers. All are welcome at Delaware’s only USA Archery sanctioned JOAD Program.
Whether your child’s interest is purely local, Olympic, or World Championship dream, USA Archery’s JOAD program is tailored to help the young archer achieve their goals.
The Diamondback Teams
Our JOAD program is comprised of f teams; the BLUE Team, the GOLD team, the DIAMOND Team, and the DIAMOND ELITE Team. Archers start on the BLUE team. Progression to the Gold team is based on competition participation. Our Gold Team archers compete at a minimum of 4 sanctioned tournaments a year. Our DIAMOND team is our “traveling team” and they shoot at least 6 sanctioned tournaments as well as at Nationals. The teams all represent the Diamondbacks and we can be found in force at most of the local tournaments in the area. There are other requirements to move from team to team around being coachable, present and eager to compete.
Many of our archers are also busy trying to earn pins. Pins are awarded as they reach scoring achievements. But the root of our program is based on creating strong goals, a plan to achieve those goals and rewarding them for those goals. Pins are great but our programs focus is to create coachable athletes with a strong work ethic, a will to achieve, and show them how they can attain their goals. Skills they can use for life.
The Quest For More Pins
The quest for more pins… The JOAD program rewards the efforts and accomplishments of its archers through a “pin program”. Each archer is issued a lanyard, depending upon indoor/outdoor and the equipment type they use. As each archer obtains a higher score, they are rewarded with a higher color pin. The archers wear these lanyards attached to their hip quivers (arrow holder). Indoor / Outdoor / Recurve / Compound / etc. are all different color lanyards. The pins they earn are attached to the lanyard. This allows any archer to be recognized as to their level of mastery of the sport.
The program issues eight standard colored pins which are earned sequentially from: green, purple, grey, white, black, blue, red, and yellow. There are a total of twelve pins possible including: a six pointed pin that denotes six perfect bulls-eyes in a row, and the three traditional Olympic colors, bronze, silver, and gold.
Our JOAD team hosts 8-week sessions 3-4 times a year. The cost is $120.00 a session. We have competitors at both 10 and 20 yards, and the club can provide equipment for those without equipment. We do ask that each child purchase a team jersey (Approx $47). The jerseys are sharp-looking and the embroidered name on the chest of the shirt allows instructors and student to connect faster, by addressing each other by name.
Costs for the New Castle Hundred Archers JOAD Program
- $120 for each 8-week session
- $47 for a team jersey
Memberships – Most competitions are affiliated with the governing bodies of archery. To participate in these competitions you must be a member of the affiliation. The dues for these are typically annual.
- $40 USA Archery Annual Membership (Youth under 17) or
- $25 NFAA Annual Membership (Youth under 17)
- $30 – Competitions range in price, generally each competition has entrance fees associated with participation. These range in price but on average each competition is about $30 per archer.
- Other Costs associated with JOAD participation:
$0-$2000 – Equipment is an important part of archery. That being said there is a wide array of equipment available for your young archer. Our coaches will help you select the correct equipment for the level of shooting your archer is at today and the level to which they want to take the sport. If you already have equipment our coaches will help you select the proper settings for your equipment and make recommendations for new or additional equipment as necessary. Regardless of the equipment level your archer participates with, rest assured the real value is learning proper form and technique and that can be done on any equipment.
Thought of the day from a blogger.... One lesson that has made itself abundantly clear these last few days is that it's really almost impossible to chase a score... You shoot your arrows, one at a time, and then can only count the "score" afterwards. If you do it...