A Level 1 Instructor is most closely associated with a "grassroots" program that is short-term in scope and focused on introducing basic archery skills to beginners. Such programs would include: camps, Scouting, 4-H, YMCA, Parks and Recreation, JOAD, and County/City ASAP (After School Archery Program),
Course content: Range safety, range set-up, basic equipment setup and repair, and how to teach the basic steps of shooting.
  • Length of Course: 4-12 hours
  • Prerequisites**: Minimum age: 15
  • Youth under 18 must have parents sign waivers,
  • Course Cost: $125  ($75 for Certified Youth Leaders)
  • Certification period: Three years
  • Any Level 1 Instructor who wants individual insurance coverage will need to apply for a Range Pass (see Range Pass prerequisites on USAA site).
  • Level 1 Course is not required to attend the Level 2 Course
  • No prior experience is required.
  • USAA/NFAA membership is not required. 

If you are a Level 1 Basic Instructor, club employee, volunteer, coach, judge or member who has routine access to minors within a USA Archery or Club event or activity and applying for a Range Pass, you must compete a Background Screen and be a current member of USA Archery, and complete SafeSport. If you are a Level 1 Basic Instructor who would like insurance coverage, you must apply for a Range Pass.

You'll learn how to set up and operate a safe short-term archery program, how to teach new archers, how to maintain program equipment, and learn common shooting errors and correction,
which may also help your own skills.
Course Outline
1. Introduction
Introduction of Staff & Participants
2.ACTIVITY;Orientation Class , safety
3. Archer Activity, pre-shooting Drills
4. Archery Safety
Review the Safety/Orientation Class
Safety Rules and Procedures
Outdoor Archery Range Setups
5. The Steps of Shooting
"Basic Steps "
ACTIVITY: Shooting Practice
6. Teaching a New Archer
Teaching the First Shots
POSITIVE approach
ACTIVITY: Coach & Pupil New Archer
7. Developing Archery Skills
Shooting Form Development
The Oreo® Technique
Coaching Positions
Form Development - Shooting Steps
ACTIVITY: Skills Development
Common shooting errors and correction
8. Equipment
Parts of the Bow and Arrow
Equipment Selection, types
Ordering Equipment
Repairing and Improving
Caring for and Storing Equipment
9. Archery Program Development
Class Instruction/Planning short & long term
Variety and Fun
Scoring Rounds
Achievement Programs
Drills for correction
10. ACTIVITY; set-up and conduct a class
Test and Course Evaluation
Closed Book Final Examination
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