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.
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
ACTIVITY: Coach & Pupil New Archer
7. Developing Archery Skills
Shooting Form Development
The Oreo® Technique
Form Development - Shooting Steps
ACTIVITY: Skills Development
Common shooting errors and correction
Parts of the Bow and Arrow
Equipment Selection, types
Repairing and Improving
Caring for and Storing Equipment
9. Archery Program Development
Class Instruction/Planning short & long term
Variety and Fun
Drills for correction
10. ACTIVITY; set-up and conduct a class
Test and Course Evaluation
Closed Book Final Examination