New archers should attend at least 2 lessons with an X10 Archery instructor or coach, to gain a good foundation on safety and the basics of archery form. They will then be able to attend the Open Class on Tuesdays at 7pm. Then, after the appropriate amount of time, and with the approval of their instructor, the archer will be able to join the JOAD program on either Thursdays or Saturdays. The archer should, if possible, continue to attend the Open Class for further development. Ongoing lessons are also recommended. Intervals and structure can be discussed with the archer's initial instructor.
Archers with some experience should attend the Open Class on Tuesdays at 7pm for evaluation of their eligibility to join the JOAD program. With an instructor's approval, the archer may then join JOAD. The archer should, if possible, continue to attend the Open Class for further development. Ongoing lessons are also recommended. Intervals and structure can be discussed with the archer's initial instructor.
Experienced archers should attend an Open Class on Tuesdays at 7pm for coach evaluation, prior to joining the JOAD program. During this time, the coach will establish the current level of JOAD achievement, if any, and discuss the archer's expectations. If appropriate, a coach relationship can be established for ongoing training and support.
What are Lessons?
Lessons are for any new archer, or those who wish to progress to advanced levels more quickly and compete. X10 Academy has a team of instructors and coaches to choose from, based on the archer's skill level and needs. Lessons can be private (on-on-one) or group (up to 4 archers). Ongoing lesson students will have tracked progress, and will be encouraged to keep a performance analysis journal (available at X10 Archery). Archers do not have to be X10 or USA Archery members to have private lessons.
What is Open Class?
Open Class is an extension of the JOAD program. In the hour long walk-in session, instructors and coaches will be available to assist, where needed. It is not a lesson environment, but more of a large group class where general archery aspects will be covered, with some specifics covered on a case-by-case basis with the individual archers. Archers who wish to progress to competitive levels are recommended to also take private lessons. Archers do not have to be X10 or USA Archery members for Open Class.
What is JOAD?
JOAD is a USA Archery program that is designed for archers to learn and shoot in tournament conditions for achievement awards. Archers should be members of X10 and USA Archery to participate. The X10 Archery JOAD program is called X10 Academy. When you register for USA Archery membership, you will choose X10 Academy as your club affiliation. Go here for more details on JOAD.
X10 Academy is a USA Archery registered JOAD / AAP program.