Makanalani Farbman Thatcher (“Coach Lani”)

Makanalani Farbman Thatcher (“Coach Lani”) is a Level 4-NTS Coach, meaning that in addition to being certified to instruct new and existing archery students, she is also qualified to teach both the USA Archery (USAA) Level 1 Instructor and Level 2 Instructor Courses to others.  In addition, she is a certified Level 2 USAA Judge.  She is a proud member of USAA, State Archers of California (SAC), National Field Archery Association (NFAA) and California Bowman Hunters (CBH)/State Archery Association (SAA). (updated Certificate to be posted soon for recent Level 3-NTS advancement)

Lani began as a student of Coach Paul Farbman and became intrigued with the sport of archery during her own first lesson with Paul at the very end of 2016.  Since June 2017, she has both competed in multiple tournaments under the in-house competitive club California Indoor Archers (aka “the CIA”) and taught passionately alongside Paul at South Bay Archery Lessons after having completed her Level 2 Instructor certification.  

In May 2020,, she left her Technical Operations Manager position at her company (in May 2020) and began to pursue full-time archery instruction.  Eventually, this lead to her acquiring her Level 3-NTS Coaching certification in August 2020 in preparation for higher level coach for students, both private and in-house students.

In August 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Coach Paul and Coach Lani officially became partners in both business ownership and in marriage and now run everything together at the range.

Lani has continually helped in the coaching of the range’s in-house competitive archery club known as The California Indoor Archers (aka “the CIA”), working with the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program and the Adult Archery Program (AAP) groups.  Lani is a part of the club as well, training within the AAP’s Elite group and actively competes  throughout the year. 

In mid-2018, due to her personally extensive experience with tournaments, Coach Lani began working more closely with students in the club  who were serious in training for tournaments, rankings, sponsorships and scholarship opportunities.  By the end of 2020, Coach Lani was the primary training coach for those in the club to ensure that they have a high success rate when attending tournaments with the club or as individuals.  She continues to train individuals with these same goals and ambitions in 1-on-1 sessions, both those who are in the club and those who are not within the club.

Part of Lani’s passion for archery stems from the continual, visible proof of how this sport can have such a positive, impactful influence on the lives of not only the archers, but their families, friends, and their work and school environments as well. Her selfless contributions to spread this sentiment have created a win-win situation for everyone.

In addition to being a highly passionate instructor at South Bay Archery Lessons, Lani has been a highly competitive archer since June 2017 winning 1st place at the very first tournament she attended (46th Annual California State Outdoor Championships).  From there she went on to continue placing at podium level at other major State Archers of California (SAC) state ranking tournaments she attended as well as several local club tournaments throughout the year.  The 2017 year ended with her ranking 1st in SAC for her bow class (Barebow Recurve) and age category (Senior: age 20 – 49). 2018 also saw her in the 1st ranking spot for state, while 2019 saw her in 3rd due to a health setback.  2020, unfortunately, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout the years, Lani has continued to compete at the state level in both SAC and CBH/SAA as well as at the national level in both USAA and NFAA and currently pursuing her plan to join the US Archery Team (USAT) for 2022 pending the COVID-19 pandemic.

Achievement NameAchievement TypeDate AchievedAdditional Notes
Level 4-NTS CoachUSA Archery Instructor/Coach Certification2021/12/07
Mental Management 102 (Advanced Mental Management for Archery)Mental Management2021/12/07
Mental Management 101 (Mental Management for Coaches)Mental Management2020/09/10
Level 3-NTS CoachUSA Archery Instructor/Coach Certification2020/08/09
Level 2 Certified JudgeUSA Archery Certified Judge201907/13
Instructor TrainerUSA Archery Instructor/Coach Certification2017/07/01Authorized to Train Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor Certification Courses
Level 2 InstructorUSA Archery Instructor/Coach Certification2017/06/30
Background ScreeningUSA Archery Safety Certification & Screening2017/06/16Automatically checked every 3 years as long as an active USA Archery Instructor/Coach Certification is present
Range PassUSA Archery Safety Certification & Screening2017/06/15automatically included/updated every year with a Level 2 Instructor or higher Coach certification
Level 1 InstructorUSA Archery Instructor/Coach Certification2017/06/14
Event NameTournament or Ranking Type
(Association)
Dates of Event or Achievement
(if applicable)
Location of Event
(if applicable)
Additional Notes
2022 Vegas ShootInternational
National Field Archery Association (NFAA) / World Archery (WA)
2022/02/04 – 2022/02/06Las Vegas, NVFemale Barebow Recurve Flights
NFAA Sectional Indoor Championship 2022USA Southwest Regional Ranking
National Field Archery Association (NFAA)
2022/01/15 – 2022/01/16Redondo Beach, CA
(Host Location: South Bay Archery Lessons)
Female Barebow Recurve (R-Trad)
+
Female Freestyle Compound (FS)
CBH-SAA California State Indoor Championship 2022State Ranking
California Bowman Hunters (CBH) / State Archery Association (SAA)
2022/01/15 – 2022/01/16Redondo Beach, CA
(Host Location: South Bay Archery Lessons)
Female Barebow Recurve (R-Trad)
+
Female Freestyle Compound (FS)
Official Ranking for 2021State
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2021/12/31California (varied locations)1st Place: Senior Women’s Barebow Recurve
• Ranking based on 2021 USAA/SAC commutative tournament placements and tournament scores
Pacific Coast ChampionshipsState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2021 SeptemberSacramento, CASenior (21+) Women’s Barebow Recurve
Grapestakes 2021State
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2021 AugustSacramento, CASenior (21+) Women’s Barebow Recurve
2021 USA ARCHERY CALIFORNIA STATE OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2021/06/26 – 2021/06/27Sacramento, CASenior (21+) Women’s Barebow Recurve
Cotton Boll Classic 2021State
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2020/05/15 – 2020/05/16Tulare, CASenior (21+) Women’s Barebow Recurve
The Vegas Shoot 2021 – Virtual EditionInternational
National Field Archery Association (NFAA) / World Archery (WA)
2021/03/13 – 2021/04/12Redondo Beach, CA
(virtually from South Bay Archery Lessons due to COVID-19 restrictions)
Adult (18+) Women’s Barebow Recurve
The Vegas Shoot 2020International
National Field Archery Association (NFAA) / World Archery (WA)
2020/02/07 – 2020/02/09Las Vegas, NVAdult (18+) Women’s Barebow Recurve
51st USA Archery Indoor NationalsNational
USA Archery (USAA)
2020/01/30 – 2020/02/02Chula Vista, CA
(Easton Archery Center of Excellence)
Senior (21+) Women’s Barebow Recurve
CBH/SAA 2020 STATE INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPSState Ranking
California Bowman Hunters (CBH) / State Archery Association (SAA)
2020/01/19Fullerton, CA
(hosted location: Hi-Tech Archery)
Adult (18+) Women’s Barebow Recurve
Official Ranking for 2019State
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2019/12/31California (varied locations)3rd Place: Senior Women’s Barebow Recurve
• Ranking based on 2019 USAA/SAC commutative tournament placements and tournament scores
Pacific Coast ChampionshipsState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2019Sacramento, CA
Duel In The DesertState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2019Long Beach, CA
(El Dorado Park Archery Range)
Desert Open & CA Duel Team TrialsState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2019Long Beach, CA
(El Dorado Park Archery Range)
GrapestakesState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2019Sacramento, CA
48th Annual California State Outdoor ChampionshipsState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2019Long Beach, CA
(El Dorado Park Archery Range)
The Vegas Shoot 2019International
National Field Archery Association (NFAA) / World Archery (WA)
2019Las Vegas, NV
2019 U.S. National Indoor ChampionshipsNational
USA Archery (USAA)
2019Chula Visa, CA
NFAA Sectional Indoor Championship 2019USA Southwest Regional Ranking
National Field Archery Association (NFAA)
2019Fullerton, CA
(Host Location: Hi-Tech Archery)
CBH/SAA Indoor Championships 2019State Ranking
California Bowman Hunters (CBH) / State Archery Association (SAA)
2019Fullerton, CA
(Host Location: Hi-Tech Archery)
SAC State Indoor ChampionshipsState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2019Tulare, CA
Official Ranking for 2018State
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2018/12/31California (varied locations)1st Place: Senior Women’s Barebow Recurve
• Ranking based on 2018 USAA/SAC commutative tournament placements and tournament scores
Hi-Tech Turkey ShootLocal2018/11/18Fullerton, CA
2nd Place Women’s Adult Barebow Recurve (NFAA / CBH)
Pacific Coast ChampionshipsState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2018/09/22 – 2018/09/23Sacramento, CA1st Place Women’s Senior Barebow Recurve
Duel In The DesertState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2018/09/15 – 2018/09/16Long Beach, CA2nd Place Women’s Senior Barebow Recurve
GrapestakesState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2018Sacramento, CA
Desert Open & CA Duel Team TrialsState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2018Long Beach, CA
(El Dorado Park Archery Range)
47th Annual California State Outdoor ChampionshipsState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2018Long Beach, CA
(El Dorado Park Archery Range)
Cotton Boll Classic 2018State
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2018Tulare, CA
CBH/SAA Indoor ChampionshipsState Ranking
California Bowman Hunters (CBH) / State Archery Association (SAA)
2018Fullerton, CA
(Host Location: Hi-Tech Archery)
2017 Adult Women’s Barebow Recurve Club RecordLocal2018Palos Verdes, CA
(South Bay Archery Club )
2017 Adult Women’s Barebow Recurve
Official Ranking for 2017State
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2017/12/31California (varied locations)1st Place: Senior Women’s Barebow Recurve
• Ranking based on 2017 USAA/SAC commutative tournament placements and tournament scores
Oranco 3D Charity ShootLocal2017
High Sierra 3D TournamentLocal2017Lake Isabella, CA
Pacific Coast ChampionshipsState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2017Sacramento, CA
Grapestakes State
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2017Sacramento, CA
46th Annual California State Outdoor ChampionshipsState
USA Archery (USAA) / State Archers of California (SAC)
2017Long Beach, CA
(El Dorado Park Archery Range)
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