How Do I Book Lessons? When Are You Open? Where Are You Located?

That's all on the front page of this website. And there's a Google Map on this page.

My child is 5. Can they shoot archery?

X10 Policy is that any child younger than 12 years old must take at least a private lesson (possibly more, at the instructor's discretion) before being allowed to use the open range. You can book a lesson for as young as 6 years old. However, be aware that the instructor will advise you if the child is ready for archery or not. Some children are more mature than others, and decisions are made on a case by case basis. If you book a lesson and we have to cut it short for safety or other reasons, pertaining to the child's ability, the full lesson fee is still payable.

What can I expect in private lessons?

Students will have one-on-one coaching. This is suggested for one first time student before joining a group, or for the serious archer who wants to get the competitive edge. For details of what to expect in a private lessons, visit the Start Here.

What can I expect in group lessons?

Students will be in a group of no more than six students of a similar age and skill level. This is suggested for friends, family or students who excel in a group environment (that will be most archers). This is a great way to learn about other archery equipment, watch other archers, and build your archery family network! Individuals are required to take at least two private lessons before joining a group.

What is JOAD? 

Junior Olympic Archery Development. This is a USA Archery program that gives archers, between the ages of 8-20, the opportunity to develop their skills in a tournament style environment, while earning achievement pins. There are separate lanyards for barebow, recurve, compound and for indoor and outdoor series. This is a time for learning, earning achievement awards and instruction. Archers must have completed a beginner's program, Explore Archery, or have taken at least two private lessons with Coach Lynda or another USA Archery certified coach, prior to participating. Bows used are usually Mathews Genesis or Samick Polaris recurve bows. Students may bring their own equipment, which will be checked over by a club coach. For more information, visit the JOAD page.

What is AAP? 

Adult Archery Program. Just like JOAD, it is a USA Archery program that gives adult archers the opportunity to develop their skills and experience a tournament style environment, while earning achievement pins. There are separate lanyards for barebow, recurve, compound, trad and for indoor and outdoor series. Archers are recommended to bring their own equipment.

My student tried archery at camp, does that qualify for the open range or JOAD? 

As much as this hurts to say... no, it does not qualify a student for JOAD or shooting on the open range. While most camps will have covered safety very well, which is the first, and most important thing that is taught in archery, it cannot be guaranteed that the safety briefing will have been up to the standard that we expect and enforce on the archery range. Also, most students will not have received enough tuition on archery form to be able to compete competently at JOAD. This would be a disservice to the student and the other JOAD archers. To this end, we do require ALL JOAD archers to have completed the Explore Archery program (at least once, and sometimes recommended twice...) or have taken private lessons from a USA Archery certified coach. No exceptions.

Can I use my own bow? 

Archers are encouraged to use their own equipment, if they have it. However, all equipment will be checked by a club coach prior to use. With this in mind, please don't rush out to buy a bow. Consult with a coach before making a purchase as it is often the case that incorrect decisions are made. Let us help you spend your $ wisely!

I'm ready to buy my own bow. What should I get? 

Our common answer to that is, "how long is a piece of string?". It just depends. The question we ask prospective archers or those about to make their first purchase is, "what do you want to do with archery?". This usually leads to blank stares. Our prompts are: Competitive archery? Hunting? Just for fun? Do you like the look of recurves or compounds? There are so many factors that will determine the way forward for the first time or relatively new archer.

For young recurve archers, as a rule of thumb, we don't want to have them in more than 16-20lbs to start out with. We will often start them without a sight. Some will choose to stay that way and shoot barebow archery. We may add a sight to some student's recurve bows, which makes an Olympic Recurve style bow. A common recurve bow to start out with is a Samick Polaris. With arrows, this barebow setup will cost around $200. Around $330, with a sight and plunger.

For recurve archers who are ready for a more intermediate set-up, we would suggest something along the lines of a Cartel Fantom riser with Axiom limbs, an AAE Cavalier finger tab, an X-Spot sight, a Shibuya plunger and a set of Carbon Impact Super Club arrows. This set up will cost around $400.

For a young compound archer, we would not recommend buying a Genesis bow and putting a sight on it. That puts the archer at a disadvantage against real compound bows. We would however, recommend something affordable along the lines of a Martin Falcon, Diamond Infinite Edge Pro, or a PSE Fever. Unless the archer is an avid hunter, and not likely to be interested in target archery, it is advisable to steer away from camo bows and accessories. Stick with block colors.

For intermediate and more serious target compound archers, a longer axle to axle bow is advisable of 35" and up.

For more information and help with ordering contact us for a consultation. 

What distances will I be shooting? 

Private lesson students will be shooting at distances between 5m - 18m indoors or 10m - 70m outdoors. Dependant on skill level.
Indoor JOAD distances are 9m and 18m. See the JOAD indoor scoring matrix here.
Outdoor JOAD distances vary from 15m - 70m. See the JOAD outdoor scoring matrix here.
Indoor AAP distances are 18m. See the AAP indoor scoring matrix here.
Outdoor AAP distances vary from 30m - 70m. See the AAP outdoor scoring matrix here.

Do you fletch and cut arrows?

Yes. Vanes and feathers.

Do you service compound bows?

Yes.

Do you make strings?

Yes.

What does X10 Archery membership get me?

VIP access to the range at all times. Access to JOAD / AAP and Open Class. Lessons discount.

Are you aware that X10 is trademarked by Easton? 

Yes! In doing due diligence, we did not even apply for a DBA until we had contacted Easton's legal department to get their permission to use the name. Not only did we get their blessing to use the term X10, we also received an email from Easton Technical Products President, Mark Pezzoni with well wishes for the new business.

Is X10 connected to any of the previous archery businesses or people that were at the same location?

No. Not whatsoever.

Have you seen the Lars Anderson video?

Yes! Thank you.

Have you seen archery tag? Can we do that at X10?

Yes, we've seen it. No, you cannot do that at X10. We do not condone shooting at people in any circumstance. That includes putting up pictures of people.

Can I use my crossbow at X10?

Not at this time. We may incorporate a crossbow target in the future. 

Can I carry a handgun at X10?

CHL holders may conceal carry a handgun at any time. You may not open carry, per the 30.07 law. Please be mindful that a concealed carry may become visible while you are shooting your bow. With that in mind, please be considerate of our many young archers at the range. If you think that your handgun may become visible while shooting, please leave it in your car.