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JOAD stands for Junior Olympic Archery Development, a program that provides archery instruction and competition for young archers AND adults across the U.S.A. The JOAD program is part of the USA Archery Association, a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the sport of archery in the United States.


  • Space is limited.

  • Applications are available in person at the shop.

  • The schedule and requirements for the JOAD program are listed at the bottom of the page.

J.O.A.D Youth Program: Event


The Riverside Archery Youth J.O.A.D program is open to all youth starting at age 10 and adults. We offer both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team-building skills. The program is run by USA Archery certified instructors and coaches. Through the JOAD Olympian Awards program, young archers can earn incentive awards as they develop and improve their skills.



Cost-  $100 Monthly 




  • 4 group lessons per month, 6 hours of open shoot time (non-coached), and a new target face for each lesson.


  • Your own equipment is required at the time of joining. Compound, recurve, and longbows are welcome.



About Coach Tom

I started in archery for the physical rehabilitation aspect of the sport and found a wonderful community of people.  I got hooked on tournaments and have never looked back. This sport is really all about the archers and exists because of the generosity of shooters that share both knowledge and time. I want to give back to this amazing community and watch our sport grow.  JOAD is the perfect way to help the next generation aim straight and hit life’s targets.


If you are interested in joining our community, please reach out to the staff. They will give you the general information and we can then schedule a meeting to discuss joining our community.


JOAD Requirements and Schedule

Styles of Shooting Allowed

  • Olympic Recurve

  • Barebow

  • Compound

The student may test for each bow type.​

Class Format & Times

  • Monday 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Tuesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Wednesday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Friday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Outdoor Practice

  • Outdoor practice is at Oranco Bowmen Archery Club. Oranco is a great supporter of our Joad but their range is private and the fee is not included with the cost of the JOAD program. Once you join Oranco Bowmen you are given the gate code and you can practice anytime.

Weekend classes are at the discretion of the coach. Classes on the weekends are 2 hours. Depending on whether it's indoor or outdoor competition season or the type of upcoming tournament, the classes will be held at Oranco Bowmen, or indoors at Riverside Archery. Practice will be suspended on those weekends we are attending tournaments.

Practice Requirements and Other Purchases

  • The student must practice at least 3 times a week, once in class and at least once on their own. JOAD members get 6 hours of free range time every month (for use outside of class).

  • Membership in USA Archery and the NFAA are required within 30 days of joining.

  • You must purchase your own equipment within 30 days of joining the JOAD class.

  • Oranco Bowmen Archery club membership for outdoor practice.

  • The student will need to purchase 2 team jerseys.

Etiquette & Expectations

  • The student must be able to communicate clearly with other teammates, competitors, and officials.

  • Basic math is required for this sport. The student must be able to add arrow point totals, running totals, check their math, and the math of other competitors on their tournament score cards.

Achievement Awards/Pin Tests

  • Once a month JOAD students are formally tested on one of the styles listed on the left.​​

  • The student may test for each bow type/style.

  • Each test has a distance, target size and minimum score required for passing. on successful completion, the student will receive their achievement award. The awards are pins that are kept on a lanyard on their quiver. Only one pin per test will be awarded.

    • There are 11 pin awards, the last 3 are the bronze, silver & gold Olympic awards. These are difficult to achieve and come with a certificate and prize from USA Archery.​

If you or your child would like to join JOAD and meet the criteria listed, please ask one of the staff for the JOAD Orientation sign-up form. This form is only available in person.

*Please note that space is limited.

If you have any questions please email Tom at

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