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. :)


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

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

JOAD/AAP Email: 04/07/17

posted Apr 7, 2017, 7:17 AM by Lynda LeCompte

Outdoor JOAD will start at 10:00 am (some had been told 9:00 am) at Buffalo Field Archery Club.

The gates will be open from 8:00, and we encourage you to come early to get sighted in. If this is your first time shooting outdoors, have someone "spot" you as as you shoot. It is very easy to lose arrows in the grass. Early arrivers can also help set up bales, as needed. That will be greatly appreciated! While you will be scoring tomorrow, it will be a time of getting used to outside, getting sighted in and Coach John will assist as needed. There is no extra fee involved. It is covered in your X10 membership.

Please know which pin and the score you are going for next. While we do keep track of the scores, it is the archer's responsibilty to come to JOAD knowing which pin and score they are working on. Score matrix found here.

Things to bring / consider: 

  • At least 6 arrows, preferably a few more. (shooting 6 ends of 6 = 36 arrows)
  • Binoculars - especially for longer distances. 
  • Fluid - water, coconut water etc. You must hydrate in advance as well as outside!
  • Mosquito spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks - please make sure to eat breakfast before you come to avoid low blood sugar.
  • The trash containers may be full. If they are, please avoid that area and watch for snakes. This is Texas!
  • Have fun!!!

~ Coach Lynda

JOAD / AAP Email: 03/29/17 #2

posted Mar 30, 2017, 6:48 AM by Lynda LeCompte

This warranted a separate email.
The deadline for shirt orders is March 31st.
We will not be ordering again until the Fall.
Check sizes and order right here.


Coach Lynda

JOAD / AAP Email: 03/29/17

posted Mar 30, 2017, 6:47 AM by Lynda LeCompte

Last Indoor Tournament of the Season
Just a quick note to remind you that our 1st Quarter Virtual Tournament is this Thursday, March 30th at 6pm. You must sign up to participate! 30 arrows - just like a regular JOAD round.
Register here.

Awards Banquet
This Saturday, April 1st, 6pm. Indoor awards, food, and a few words from a guest speaker... 
Bring your fave dish, but not too much. PLEASE take home leftovers. :)

We hope to see you at one or both of these events!

Best to you,

Coach Lynda 

JOAD / AAP Email: 02/21/16

posted Feb 21, 2017, 10:26 AM by Lynda LeCompte

Lots to cover, so we'll jump right in... 

Group Classes and Lessons Subscription
Introducing group classes for beginners and ongoing skills development! We have been asked about small group classes for students to learn in a group setting, outside of JOAD. We have listened and implemented three group classes per week. The general class will be perfect for any archer who is attending JOAD and is keen to further develop their skills. These classes will be taught by Coach Lynda, assisted by our instructor team, when needed.

  • Beginner's class: Saturdays, 3:00 pm
  • General class: Tuesdays, 6:00 pm
  • General class: Saturdays, 5:00 pm

Subscribing to group lessons and booking private lessons can be done online or paid in-store.

Indoor JOAD / AAP moves Outdoor
Starting Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 am, we will be outdoors at Buffalo Field Archery Club.  

The last two indoor JOAD / AAP classes before Nationals will be:

  • Thursday, February 23rd and
  • Thursday, March 2nd.

There will not be any more Saturday morning indoor JOAD / AAP until October when we officially move back indoors. If you're going to Indoor Nationals and would like to practice scoring, we highly recommend coming on Thursday! We will continue to have Thursday evening indoor JOADs throughout the summer.

All indoor / outdoor JOAD / AAP can be seen on our events calendar.

HOT 'n' Cold - Register Here
Two more dates for HnC:

  • Sunday, February 26th
  • Sunday, March 26th

Please check your USA Archery Membership 
This is being sent to all past and present USA Archery members. Emails usually go to current members only. To receive future emails and participate in JOAD / AAP, please renew your USA Archey membership, if needed. Thank you! (All past and present emails sent via the USA Archery membership portal will be archived on our blog.)

That's it! If you made it to the end, well done! Claim your free prize at your next visit. ;)

We are excited at how X10 Archery Academy is growing and becoming a team to be contended with. Archers helping archers, and a great team spirit. Thank you for what *you* bring to the Academy!

~ X10 Team

2/18/17: Coach John brief after Vegas

posted Feb 19, 2017, 3:37 PM by Lynda LeCompte

During JOAD / AAP, Coach John did a Q&A and shared some insights from his time at the Vegas shoot as team coach, instead of being a competitor. 

Interviewer: How was Vegas different from any other tournament you have attended?
John: It was much bigger, with over 3,600 archers, their coaches, families and everyone else. It can be overwhelming.

Interviewer: You are normally at a tournament to compete. This time you were there as team coach. Is there anything you observed from this different perspective that you would want to share with other competitiors?
John: Yes!! Line etiquette. The shooting line was very tight at Vegas. You might think the line is tight at X10, but it was much tighter in Vegas. I witnessed several archers being hit by another archer's bow, causing them to either miss or have a bad shot. You have to be very mindful about your surroundings and managing your little bit of space on the line, for your own and other's benefit.   

Interviewer: Vegas is not a cheap tournament, with travel, hotels, and entry fees, which applies to all tournaments. For aspiring archer athletes, do you think that it's important to plan ahead and include this budget in the training plan?
John: Yes!! You have to be prepared for what it will cost and plan accordingly. Also, remember to have cash with you at any tournament. There have been times in my younger past where I was at a tournament and had forgotten to being cash with me, and therefore was not able to buy anything to eat. This will really impact your game if you're hungry! But yes, it is important to be aware of the costs involved in tournaments and talk to your coach about including this in your training planning.

Interviewer: "This is a really important question... How was the food?" 
John: Well, there is a lot to choose from and most of it was junk. It is really important to eat what you would normally eat when you're at home and going through your training regimen. If you're at a tournament and start eating new or different foods, it will impact your body and, quite possibly, your game. Try not to get too adventurous!

Interviewer: Did you see anyone famous?
John: Yes!! All of the top names were walking around, and it's great that these archers are so friendly and approachable. Brady Ellison was walking around high-fiving people and having a good time talking to everyone. 

Thank you to Coach John for sharing his experience with our JOAD / AAP group. It is very insightful.

2/17/17: The X10 Archery Academy Achievement Repository

posted Feb 17, 2017, 8:56 AM by Lynda LeCompte

Did you know that you can submit your achievements and PBs (personal bests) into the X10 Archery Academy repository through our website? While it is not published publicly, the information is used as an historical record of our archer's major achievements. Any podiums wins or PBs achieved at a sanctioned tournament can be recorded. JOAD and AAP scores are kept separately and do not need to be entered.

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