Let’s Explore Archery Program (LEAP)

"Let's Explore Archery Program "(LEAP)

Check back for more details at the end of August 2022 for 2022 – 2023 school year schedule

This program was originally created and started on April  1, 2022 (school year 2021-2022) and continues every school year during “school year” months only.  This will usually be at the start of October until the end of May.

LEAP is a “by invite” non-competitive archery learning group only

    • The program will focus on techniques used by the USA Archery (USAA) National Explore Archery Program.  These techniques include, but are not limited to the use of drills and games for learning.
    • While in a group class setting, registered students will focus on honing the basic principles of archery form and range safety that were previously learned during their private lessons with one of our in-house coaches (Paul or Lani) or at one of the annual camp programs. 

LEAP is not an ongoing group registration. Re-registration is required for each month of intended participation.

  • Most registered students usually only participate in this program for 1-2 months while they build up the necessary skill requirements to “graduate” from the program and try for one of our more advance programs at the range.  
  • Please see section belowPrimary goals of this group 

Program registration is by email invite, which is sent only AFTER all of the following requirements are met by the student:

  1. The registering student has had at least one private lesson by an authorized South Bay Archery Lessons range coach OR attended and successfully completed one of the annual camp programs at the range
  2. The interested student has proved able to shoot safely at 9 Meters / 10 Yards by an authorized South Bay Archery Lessons range coach
  3. The interested student has been approved as able to shoot safely along side others in a group setting by an authorized South Bay Archery Lessons range coach

Walk-ins are not permitted.  This is not a pay-per-session group.  
No pro-rating, refunds or class make-ups for missed sessions in a month.
* If you feel you cannot make all the sessions in the upcoming/paid month, please contact the range a minimum of 7 days prior to the first session of the upcoming paid month.


Primary Program Coach: Head Range Coach Paul
Substitute Coach: Head JOAD Coach Lani  (Coach Lani will also attend the Session #4 for Open Shooting testing/approvals when in town)


Program Age Requirements:

  • Minimum Age: 10 (at time of 1st attending session; NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • Maximum Age: 17 (an 18 year old may be included if they were 17 at the beginning of their current month in the group)

Active School Year: 2022 – 2023
# of Program Sessions Each Month
: 4
Day of Week: Wednesday (specific dates in table below)
Program Sessions Start @ 7:00 PM
Program Sessions End @ 8:15 PM
(Please check the “Upcoming Program Schedule & Space Availability” section below for specific dates BEFORE registering your student for the upcoming program month)


Maximum space available each month: 9 spots

  • Due to high demand for program
    • Only the first 9 APPROVED student registrations for the next available upcoming month will be accepted 
    • Re-registration is required each month that the student wishes to continue the program.  Previous month’s students are not guaranteed a place the following month unless they re-register 

Open Shooting (OS):

  • Members of this LEAP are often working towards being considered safe enough to be approved to come to Open Shooting on their own, outside of private or group lessons.
    • Open Shooting is @ 18 M only and the archer able to safely/consistently shoot only in their lane
    • Approved archers are allowed to rent lane + equipment as needed at $30/time, just a lane at $20/time (with their own equipment), or purchase one of the monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual passes

 

California Indoor Archers (aka “the CIA”):

  • Potential consideration for the competitive “California Indoor Archers” club Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Beginner group or the waitlist (depending on availability)
    • This will only be done, if written advisement is given to Head Range Coach Paul and Head JOAD Coach Lani that is the primary goal via contact@southbayarcherylessons.com (no other means acceptable).
    • Final invitation or acceptance to the competitive “California Indoor Archers” club JOAD waitlist or club membership is NOT guaranteed and is at the sole discretion of both Head Range Coach Paul or Head JOAD Coach Lani after full internal range review, testing and written quiz on information learned during the month long session, to be fulfilled per normal protocols. 

 

Members of LEAP will not be encouraged to participate in tournaments/events as “representing” either the California Indoor Archers (aka “the CIA”) or South Bay Archery Lessons unless a special situation is arranged/approved by Head Range Coach Paul or Head JOAD Coach Lani prior to the tournament or event in coordinated agreement with the student and their parent(s)/guardian(s) as the majority of tournaments range students attend are at 18 Meters or further and many students may not be ready for this distance until they have “graduated” this program

Session #1: 9 Meters

  • Students will not be moving back yet.  This is to ensure what everyone remembers from either their camp SBAL camp experience or their previous 1-1 private lessons

 

Session #2: 9 Meters

  • Students will have the group potential to move back to 15 Meters in the last 30 minutes of class.  This is not guaranteed and is at the sole discretion of the Coach(es) on site and based on skills and focus exhibited by group majority

 

Session #3: 15 Meters

  • Students will have the group potential to move back to 18 Meters in the last 30 minutes of class.  This is not guaranteed and is at the sole discretion of the Coach(es) on site and based on skills and focus exhibited by group majority

 

Session #4 (testing day): 15 Meters.  During the  18 Meter Safety Test portion of class, all students will be moved back to 18 Meters during.  A written Open Shooting Safety Quiz will also be given to test student’s understanding of specific range protocols for Open Shooting.


Walk-ins are not permitted.  This is not a pay-per-session group.  
No pro-rating, refunds or class make-ups for missed sessions in a month.
* If you feel you cannot make all the sessions in the upcoming/paid month, please contact the range a minimum of 7 days prior to the first session of the upcoming paid month.



PROGRAM RATE:  $180 / Month – Paid in full at the beginning of each month of participation (equivalent to $45/session)
(this program is a 50% discount rate on normal 1-1 private individual per session rate)   (charter school funds are not acceptable for this program)

The discounted rate above is soley based on the student both committing to the required 4 sessions in the registered month as outlined in “Upcoming Program Schedule & Space Availability” tab below and since a coach is onsite every session ready to go with equipment and lesson plan even if someone is absent.  Therefore, the following advisement is given for parents of registering students: 

  • No Pro-Rating for upcoming known missed sessions 
  • No credit roll-overs for missed sessions (pre-advised or not) 
  • No make-up sessions for missed classes 
    • If you feel you cannot make all sessions in the month, please choose a DIFFERENT month to avoid losing any sessions 
  • See “REGISTER AN INVTED STUDENT” section below if you feel you are ready to register your student and  meet the prerequisites in the “What is the “Let’s Explore Archery Program “(LEAP)?” tab
Upcoming Program Schedule & Space Availability

Please check the schedule below for specific dates BEFORE registering your student for the upcoming program month

Session Month
Session #1
Session #2
Session #3
Session #4
TESTING DAY!
Remaining Spaces
Price for month
2022/10: Oct
Wed 10/05 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Wed 10/12 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Wed 10/19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Wed 10/26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
0 / 9
(full as of 9/19/22 @ 9:58 AM PT)
$180
2022/11: Nov
Wed 11/02 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Wed 11/9 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Wed 11/16 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Wed 11/23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
9 / 9
$180
2022/12: Dec
Wed 12/07 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Wed 12/14 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Wed 12/21 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Wed 12/28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
9 / 9
$180

REGISTER AN INVITED STUDENT


Program invitations are emailed to approved students only and contains special codes to be able to access the registration form and process a student’s registration.
Monthly re-registration required.
Confirmed registration and payment is required prior to first time session attendance.
Walk-ins are not permitted.  No onsite registrations.
No pro-rating or class make-ups.  This is not a pay-per-session group.
If you intend to miss more sessions than you feel are worth the rate, please register for a DIFFERENT month