Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD)

Please see all the pre-requisites for joining this club. 

Once the student has met the prerequisites to join the club, a registration form MUST be filled out, submitted and approved by the Head Coach BEFORE a student is able to join the California Indoor Archers. Filling out a registration form does NOT guarantee that your registration will be approved and is based on space available and the discretion of the Head Coach.

Program LevelPrerequisites To Join This Group Rank LevelTournaments Required Per Year To Maintain Current Group Rank Level
Beginner
• Completion of an Insurance Waiver and Release
• Safety Lesson Completed with any USAA Certified Coach / Instructor (verification required)

• Been invited to join the California Indoor Archer (aka “the CIA”) by both Coaches after all the following prerequisites have been met and when there is available space in the JOAD Beginner Group:
••••> successfully adhere to safety protocols and rules of the range at all times and is able to successfully pass a written Entry “Knowledge Quiz” with no less than a score of 85% (or a verbal version of the same quiz)
••••> consistently shoot from at least the 20 yard / 18 meter Shooting Line at a 40cm target
Actively competes in at least:
• 1 tournament of their choosing each year (see list above)
IntermediateALL prerequisites of Beginner Group + be approved to move up by both Coaches after all the following prerequisites have been met and when there is available space in the JOAD Intermediate Group
• Must have achieved 4th JOAD Achievement Pin (score based – 300 point round)
• Able to consistently shoot from no closer than the 20 yard / 18 meter Shooting Line at no larger than a 40cm target (even if they are not 15 that year)
• Shows good knowledge of “BASIC” archery equipment parts, uses and maintenance (must pass written & practical exam)
• Demonstrates good understanding and implementation of the BASIC Level “Steps of Shooting (must pass written & practical exam) before moving up to this level
Actively competes in at least:
• 1 California State Ranking or higher level tournament each year
+
• 1 additional tournament of their choosing each year (see list above)
AdvancedALL pre-requisites of Beginner & Intermediate Groups + be approved to move up by both Coaches after all the following prerequisites have been met and when there is available space in the JOAD Advanced Group
• Must have achieved 7th JOAD Achievement Pin (score based – 300 point round)
• Shows good knowledge of “INTERMEDIATE” archery equipment parts, uses and maintenance (must pass written & practical exam)
• Demonstrates excellent understanding and implementation of more advanced “Steps of Shooting (must pass written & practical exam) before moving up to this level
Actively competes in at least:
• 1 California State Ranking or higher level tournament each year
+
• 2 additional tournaments of their choosing each year (see list above)
EliteMust be specifically invited to join this group level by both Coaches after all the following special perquisites exceeded and only when there is available space in the JOAD Elite Group

• Student was previously in the Intermediate or Advance group and now wishes to proceed with higher training by actively committing to competition participation
• Shows outstanding knowledge of “ADVANCED” equipment use and equipment maintenance
• Demonstrates excellent understanding and implementation of the ADVANCED “NTS – Steps of Shooting”
• Practices/Trains at least once a week in addition to the normally scheduled weekly weekend group class
• Willingness to both try new techniques and bow types
• Shows strong leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork skills in class as well as at tournaments towards fellow club members and members of other clubs
• Student is actively working towards state/national ranking by entering the tournaments that allow them to be ranked each year
Actively competes in at least:
• 3 California State Ranking or higher level tournament each year
+
• 3 additional tournaments of their choosing each year (see list above)