JOAD / AAP Email: 071317

posted Jul 13, 2017, 6:29 PM by Lynda LeCompte

Dear [archer],

We were going to have JOAD / AAP this Saturday, however, Coach John has been working JOAD camp all week and has been super busy... he needs a break! Also, some field prep work will be done for the TOTS shoot on the 22nd. You can always go and practice between 8am and noon on Saturday. Especially if you're signing up for the last Houston TOTS for 2017. Registration here.

That's all!

Regards,

Lynda

JOAD / AAP Email: 07/12/17

posted Jul 12, 2017, 5:25 PM by Lynda LeCompte

Dear (archer),

As most of you know, we have been working on refurbishing the targets, and wanted to express appreciation to the hardworking individuals who volunteered their time to help with this project - thank you!  One person in particular, Joe Cashuric, was much of the brains and brawn behind the project, giving much of his time. For that, we are so grateful. 

Target refurbishments are an ongoing, expensive endeavor. Especially as the Academy has grown so much, with full JOAD lines, and many members practicing for hours every day. With this in mind, we are making a few adjustments, as follows, to protect our archer's arrows from damage, and prolong the life of the targets. 

  • 40lb+ bows should shoot a 3/5 spot target. 
  • For 5+ arrows, put up an additional target face below. 
  • Put up multiple dots for your arrows. Multiple groups at a single dot wears the targets very quickly.
  • Move target every 30 arrows or hour. 
  • Blank baling is just fine, as long as you're not focused on the same spot every time.
  • Please remove targets and dots when you are done shooting.
  • Used targets for practice. New targets for score only. 

We don't want to restrict people's ability to practice effectively. We do want to make smart use of our resources. 

The next projects are LED lighting on the range, and repair the flooring. We will have a great indoor season!

Thank you for helping us be good stewards, so we are able to provide a great facility for our Academy. 

--

Lynda LeCompte, Owner
USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach

JOAD/AAP Email: 6/16/17

posted Jun 17, 2017, 6:51 AM by Lynda LeCompte

In the last email I mentioned an outdoor lesson with John, next week. It is already full.

If you have interest in outdoor lessons with Coach John, this summer, please let me know asap. We will look at some group settings, specific to style. i.e. compound, barebow and Olymic recurve.

Also... no JOAD *next* week either, on July 1st. We are having a class at X10 for our in-house instructor pool.

Happy Father's Day!

Lynda  

JOAD/AAP Email: 6/1517

posted Jun 17, 2017, 6:50 AM by Lynda LeCompte

Just a quick reminder that there will not be an outdoor JOAD class in the morning as TOTS is being held.

Also, we have a couple of spots left for a pre-state outdoor lesson with coach John on Weds at 3pm. Please let me know if you would like to be included in that group.

Have a great weekend!

Lynda LeCompte
USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach

JOAD / AAP Email: 6/2/17

posted Jun 2, 2017, 9:37 AM by Lynda LeCompte

Despite the unpredictable weather, JOAD / AAP *is* on tomorrow. Just be prepared with rain boots etc.

There will also be a class next Saturday, June 10th - even thought there is a TOTS tournament in Victoria. The registration is almost full for Victoria, and we only have a few X10 Academy archers attending, which means that several of you will be available for JOAD! 

There are only two JOADs until the state outdoor shoot in Palestine. If you are able to shoot the required distance, you are encouraged to attend the state shoot. It will be a great experience.

Lastly, from June 1st, Buffalo Field Archery Club is offering a half year membership. For just $80 (if you volunteer), you can gain access to the facility at any time. As you know, you don't need to be a member to shoot JOAD with us, but you are encouraged to practice outdoors whenever possible. Many of you assist at JOAD, and this would count as your volunteer time to get the discount.

That's it! Happy Friday.

--

Lynda LeCompte, Owner
USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach

JOAD / AAP Email: 5/24/17

posted May 30, 2017, 10:28 AM by Lynda LeCompte   [ updated May 30, 2017, 10:28 AM ]

Help Us To Save Money & Grow The Academy

We are reaching out to our members - past and present - to ask if you would please take a moment to check your archery gear, and see if there are any borrowed items that you may have forgotten about. We can all be forgetful, so PLEASE don't feel bad. You will receive a hearty thank you and a smile. We have been a little loosey goosey, and we just need to tighten things up.

As many of you know, we are glad to loan out equipment, and it helps us tremendously when it is returned so that someone else can make use of the item, too. Moving forward we will keep a written log and all borrowed items will be checked out and signed for. 

Items to look out for:

  • Books
  • Arrows
  • Limbs
  • Finger tabs
  • Arm guards
  • Finger slings
  • Weights
  • Stabilizers
  • Tools - wrenches, bow squares, screw drivers etc.

Also, please consider that every nock, point, piece of serving, d-loop etc., costs us time and money. We have been glad to give and support our archers, but the time has come for us to be all grown up and operate like a "real business", which is what we have to be to keep the doors open.

We are close to having the Academy established as a non-profit, which means that we will be able to solicit grants for academy gear, certify more instructors, and potentially funds to assist our athletes with their training and travel plans. This also means that donations to the academy will be tax deductible. 

We sure appreciate our archery family. For being here, for supporting us, and rolling with the punches as we grow this thing.

Yours, in archery,

Lynda LeCompte
USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach

JOAD / AAP Email: 05/19/17

posted May 19, 2017, 9:52 AM by Lynda LeCompte

Dear [$FName$],

Just a reminder that there will not be an outdoor JOAD / AAP shoot this Saturday morning as the TOTS shoot will be taking place. You will still be able to practice on the first practice field between 8am and noon, if desired. We will always have indoor JOAD / AAP on Thursday evenings at 6pm.


To accomodate schedules, we have whittled the summer camps down to TWO dates only. One beginner camp June 13th - 16th, and one JOAD camp, July 11th - 14th. Space is limited, but there is still time to sign up.

Register for camp here!

The JOAD camp will be introducing some new concepts, one of which is something that I'm calling "Mind Memes". A fun way to look at the mental aspect of archery. It will be an introduction that I will expand on in the dedicated "X10'd Your Mind" class, which will be later in the summer.


Have a fantastic weekend. We hope to see you the range. :)

Lynda

JOAD / AAP Email: 05/09/17

posted May 9, 2017, 8:00 AM by Lynda LeCompte

Dear [$FName$],

We have expanded the distribution of our regular email to include all membership, past and present, because this is a great time to pick up your bow and get stuck into the many summer activities and events that are lining up!

What's coming up:


Or, if you just want to get your archery on, in a climate controlled cool place to be, just come and shoot indoor JOAD on Thursday nights at 6pm at X10 Archery. Our outdoor JOAD is on Saturday mornings** 10:00 am at Buffalo Field Archery Club, managed by Coach John Williams, and X10 volunteers.

**Please note that there will *not* be outdoor JOAD if there are events being held that you can attend. If you are unable to attend the events, you can still shoot at Buffalo as a guest between 8am - noon on Saturday mornings.

If you're not sure about dates, you can always check our calendar.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Yours in archery,

Lynda LeCompte
USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach

JOAD/AAP Email: 04/21/17

posted Apr 21, 2017, 10:51 AM by Lynda LeCompte

The precipitation percentages are fluctuating, but we will continue with outdoor JOAD. If it does rain, it is a good time to learn how to shoot with a wet fingertab. It happens in competition, so it's good to know how to handle that circumstance. Unless the rain is torrential, the only thing that will stop shooting is lightning. Shooting cannot commence for 30 mins after a lightning strike. The DOS (Director of Shooting, i.e. Coach John) will make that call.

Don't forget, you can bring canopies, if desired, and everything else you would normally need for some time outdoors. 

We are so glad to see good numbers at outdoor JOAD. Don't forget that indoor JOAD is still continuing on Thursday evenings.

~ Coach Lynda

JOAD/AAP Email: 4/19/17

posted Apr 19, 2017, 9:10 AM by Lynda LeCompte

Our Summer Camps are always lots of fun and fill up quickly. We will have one beginner camp and two JOAD camps, so there is something for everyone.

Beginner Camp
Tue - Fri
June 13th - 16th

JOAD Camp
Tue - Fri
July 11th - 14th
August 8th - 11th

Members: $195
Non-members: $225

More information and registration here.

For outdoor JOAD, this Saturday, it is looking very likley that it will rain. Given the propensity for Buffalo to get verymuddy in persistant rain, we will call it as cancelled, unless you hear otherwise. If the weather clears up and it looks promising, we will alert everyone ASAP. In the interim, consider this Saturday's JOAD cancelled.

I will take this opportunity to thank Coach John Williams and the helpers for getting the outdoor JOAD off to a great start!

Don't forget... Sign up for camp!

Happy Wednesday.

Coach Lynda

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