Armstrong & District Fish & Game Association

Archery for Kids

Coach on ARCHERY FIELD on Saturdays 9: am until 11:am

Drop-In Cost Members $5.00
Non-Members $10.00 [includes Club Insurance $5.00]

2. Introduction to Archery e.g. Stance, Bow control, loading arrow, Aiming, release technique, answer question
3. Free use of Bow with x3 Arrows, arm guard, Finger Tab.
We encourage archers to bring their own equipment, Arrows
4. Tournament Buts, or Practice Target Butts (Bulldog square on the ground)
5. Paper Targets, balloons
6. A FUN environment for learning
7. 1.5 hour Coached session, 0.5 hours practice/ Score your shots, submit to coach
8. Archery Shooting line Etiquette
9. Inspect personal equipment, answer questions
10. For Intermediate or Adult archers, evaluate Form and suggest techniques to improve consistent results.

ADFGA requires you to sign in (CORNER OF CLUBHOUSE), pay your $5.00 GUEST FEE (Cash in Back steel box) and complete and sign the ADFGA Waiver... BEFORE YOU START your SESSION.

[DRAFT] JOP for Parents (Link to PDF file)

 Basic Information To Get Started

In The Right Direction

 Table of Contents

 Important Notice 1

 Junior Olympic Program 2

 Important Links 3

 Badge Requirements 4

 Parent involvement and supervision is mandatory 5

 Important Websites 6

 Retailers 7




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The Junior Olympic Program (JOP) is designed to recognize young archers for their achievements and give encouragement for improvements. As awards are earned, each youth develops archery skills together with greater confidence and ability to perform in competition. Goals also include recognizing fair play, courtesy and good sportsmanship with the emphasis placed on safety and individual performance. Archers are encouraged to participate in the Provincial JOP Championships.

 How the Program Works: Individual clubs sponsor the Junior Olympic Program for their members. Coaches are experienced volunteers from individual clubs. All participants must be members of the BRITISH COLUMBIA Archery Association. Archers must also be members or pay fees as required by their local archery club. Each youth receives a JOP sash and ADFGA badge when they first join the program. ADFGA supplies the badges earned for each classifications as they are earned.

 The program is open to youth aged 6 to 20 years (as of January 1 of current year). Youth must have their own bow and arrows, arm guard and finger protection. Sights and/or releases are optional. Individual clubs may choose to provide equipment at their discretion.

 Beginner youth start shooting at 10 meters, progressing to 15 meters, then 18 meters as their score and skill levels increase. Youth shoot an indoor round of 30 arrows on a 40cm face following Archery Canada Indoor Target Rules. Scoring for JOP, however, does not include scoring the “X” or inner ten scoring ring. At the coach(s) discretion, older archers that have experience may start at 15m or 18m. Once started no classifications may be skipped.

 At the present time we have chosen not to test general archery knowledge, however, safety rules must be a part of the program. Coaches will also instruct shooters in the visual and sound signals of shooting. Qualitative knowledge may be included at the coach’s discretion and experience.

  Provincial JOP Championships:

 The BC ARCHERY sponsors a provincial JOP championship competition in mid-April. Youth compete according to the next classification they are working for, regardless of age or equipment. For example if the archer has achieved the Master Yeoman badge they will compete against all other archers who have achieved this badge and are working towards the Master Bowman badge.


 - Archers must shoot at least two scores at each distance to move to the next classifications. Scores must be shot at regular JOP nights. Archers are not classified according to age or type of equipment used but only according to the scores they shoot.

 - Badges may also be earned with a single score shot at the JOP championships, BC Archery Provincial Championships or other registered tournament.

 - Scores should be consecutive to earn the next level it is under the Clubs JOP Coordinators discretion. If an Archer is shooting scores two or more levels above their badge level it is the Clubs JOP Coordinators discretion to move Archers. For example: if the archer’s previous badge was Junior Bowman and the next scores are over 160 at 10m then the archer will receive both the Junior Archer and Bowman badges.

 10 Meters

Yeoman          SCORE:          60

Junior Bowman                       80

Junior Archer                          100

Bowman                                  160

Bowman II                               200

 15 Meters

Archer 140

Master Yeoman SCORE:       160

Master Bowman                     180

Master Archer                         200

 18 Meters

Expert Bowman SCORE:      180

Expert Archer                                     200

Champion Bowman                210

Champion Archer                   220

Olympian                                230

Olympian                                240

Olympian                                245

Olympian                                250

Olympian                                255

Olympian                                260

Olympian                                265

Olympian                                270

Olympian                                275

Olympian                                280

Olympian                                282

Olympian                                285

Olympian                                287

Olympian                                290

Olympian                                292

Olympian                                295

Olympian                                297

Olympian                                300

  1. PARENT involvement and supervision is mandatory

 Club coordinators are responsible for recording and submitting scores to BC Archery association JOP coordinator. The BC Archery JOP coordinator will send badges to the individual club coordinators as scores are received.

 Club coordinators are responsible for Travel coordination, to from completions both local and within the provincial of BC. Support the care of Archery equipment, from Targets to Arrow repair to ensure the archers have what they need for success at practice and at the tournaments.

 Club coordinators are fund raisers and promote the sport of Archery in their community for the JOP club and the entire team of sponsors and archers having fun. They are the communicators vital to showing-off the Team at its’ best wherever we go.

 Club coordinators are volunteers needed from time to time to help Host shooting events, willing to give of themselves, their time and their enthusiasm. Without whom the ADFGA JOP would lose its longevity, legacy for the next generation of young archers.

 Important Websites:

 Membership Information | British Columbia Archery Association

 Archery Canada

 World Archery

 British Columbia Retailers:

Boorman Archery

 Coquitlum, BC

 Okanogan Retailers:

Monashee Outdoors

Armstrong, BC

Hardcore Archery

 Kelowna, BC

Archery | Canadian Tire

 Vernon, BC


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