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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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.
Yes. Vanes and feathers.
VIP access to the range at all times. Access to JOAD / AAP and Open Class. Lessons discount.
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.
No. Not whatsoever.
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.
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.