JOAD / AAP Email: 09/19/17

posted Sep 19, 2017, 2:26 PM by Lynda LeCompte

Dear [archer],

JOAD / AAP

This past Saturday was well attended, to where we had to run two lines (AB/CD). We expect that to be a trend for the rest of the indoor season on Saturday mornings. With that in mind, come early to get your favorite spot! Claim your spot by putting up your target. It might be an idea to write your name on it, too. Doors are usually open by 9:30 am at the latest. #SnoozeYouLose

Remember, we still have JOAD on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. 

Scores
For those who have recently joined us, there are a few things to know. Your JOAD scores and personal best scores are recorded and can be accessed here on our website. Please let me know if you spot any mistakes or missing data.

Scores are written "197 2/5", for example. This means a score of 197 with 2 x 10s and 5 x 9s. We may use the 10/9s for tie breakers. We will edit the score sheets to allow the archers to record the 10/9s. It would help immensley if you write the 10/9s underneath the score. Thank you.

Shirts
It's that time again! We will be placing a shirt order on October 15th. We really enjoy seeing our X10 archers representing - home or away - and it's fun to hear from other archery clubs all over the country, when they see our archers. Let's continue to be a force to be reckoned with, and wear our colors with pride!
Order here.


EVENTS

Aggie Invitational: Texas A&M, College Station
December 1-3rd
ALL archers should shoot this "local" shoot. JOAD line on Saturday 2pm (60 arrows). Adults will shoot two lines. (120 arrows) 
Registration not yet open - we will holler when it is... Save the date!
BTW... even though it is an invitational... you don't have to be invited. 

Indoor State Championship
Date TBD
Ditto the Aggie info.

Indoor National Championship: Texas A&M, College Station
March 2-4th
Ditto the Aggie info.

SYWAT, X10 Archery location (NFAA Blue targets)
November 4-5th, January 27-28
Great fun shoot that everyone should attend. You need to shoot two locations to be elligible for the state championship.
Registration Open

Blog
Remember that all Academy emails are archived on our blog. 

--

Lynda LeCompte, Owner
USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach

JOAD / AAP Email: 090417

posted Sep 19, 2017, 1:00 PM by Lynda LeCompte

Dear (archer),

We truly hope that each of you are safe after hurricane Harvey. We have an amazing comminity of archers around us, many of whom have helped me personally as my home flooded and had to be gutted. There will be needs in the community for a long time, and our archery family has proven to be an amazing support system. So, please, if there are any unmet needs, let me know. We may be able to help you.

Another way that X10 Archery would like to help those affected is by offering respite in these trying times. We are offering free range time, including equipment use and an orientation to those who have been impacted by flooding or are volunteering in some disater relief capacity. We have vouchers to give to these folk. If you know someone who would benefit, please pick up some vouchers at the store. We want to make sure they get into the hands of people who really need some respite and will appreciate the time. We will be offering this free range time at 3pm every Saturday in September. 

Podiums and Olympian Pins

We will be one of a handful of JOAD clubs involved in the development of the JOAD Excellence Program with USA Archery. I have a questionnaire to complete that includes numbers of Olympian pins and State / National podiums within our club. Please respond to this email listing any of those. We do have records, but I want to make sure nothing is missed.

Saturday Indoor JOAD

Saturday morning JOAD started this past weekend. It was a little quiet - understandably - but we do anticipate the numbers coming back up. We look forward to seeing everyone there at 10:00 am and / or on Thursdays nights at 6:00 pm. The store will usually be open from around 9:30 am on Saturdays. Please allow enough time to set up to start official practice at 10:00.

HOT 'n' Cold

It is very unlikely that we will be starting the HnC series per the schedule as Buffalo is under several feet of water... again. We will advise as and when possible.

That's it! We are so looking forward to getting back to some kind of normal. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has suffered through Harvey. We are all Houston strong and Texas strong... that includes this honorary Texan. :)

Blessings to all!

--

Lynda LeCompte, Owner
USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach

Hurricane Update: 082417

posted Aug 24, 2017, 12:47 PM by Lynda LeCompte

Dear [archer],

X10 is in hurricane preparation mode. The range will most likely flood. Please be advised that all lessons on FridaySaturday and Sunday, August 25th - 27th will be postponed, and the range will be closed to the public. We will reschedule all lessons as soon as possible. We will advise on Facebook and on our website if this situation changes.

We will be open for JOAD this evening.

Be safe out there!

Future updates on all X10 Archery activities will be emailed to USA Archery members only. Please ensure your USA Archery membership is active and ready for indoor season. 

Kind regards,

--
Lynda LeCompte, Owner

USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach

Academy Email: 07/26/17

posted Jul 26, 2017, 6:38 AM by Lynda LeCompte

Dear [archer],

Who is done with this heat?
With the USA Archery Outdoor National Championship right around the corner, thus marks the imminent end of official outdoor season. With that said, a very busy indoor season will be upon us, as will our HOT 'n' Cold series for those who enjoy shooting outdoors... in the cooler weather!

Indoor JOAD / AAP Kick Off, X10 Archery
Saturday, September 2nd, 10:00am.
Thursday nights, 6:00 pm, will continue.
One class, two lines, if needed.

TOTS Championship, Victoria TX
Saturday, August 19th, 10:00 am or 6:00pm
Registration opens August 5th

HOT 'n' Cold, Buffalo Field Archery Club
Second Sunday of the month, October through March.
Registration not open yet.

SYWAT, X10 Archery location
November 4-5th, January 27-28
Registration Open

With staff vacations and other events, this Saturday, July 29th will be the last outdoor JOAD of the season for X10 Archery. Don't forget that you can still practice at Buffalo, as a non-member, between 8:00 am and noon. Be sure to take advantage of that opportunity!

That's it. Happy Hump Day. :D

~ Coach Lynda

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

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