What is JOAD?
JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) is the official youth development program of the USA Archery program. There are many JOAD clubs around the state and country. These clubs are coached by USA Archery certified instructors. JOAD archers who use compound or recurve bows can train to compete in local, regional, and national tournaments, and can earn a place on a Youth World archery team to compete against other countries. Recurve archers can also try out for a spot on the US Olympic Archery team which is selected and managed by USA Archery. For more information about the USAA JOAD Program go here
USA Archery has adopted the Biomechanically Efficient Shooting Technique (BEST)
as its National Training System (NTS)
. The BEST Method and NTS are under the direction of National Head Coach Kisik Lee
, and are widely used around the world for the training and development of Olympic archers. It is equally good for compound as well as recurve archers, and has been proven internationally in consistently developing top ranked archers in international and Olympic competition. It is also used to train Resident Archers and Junior Dream Team archers at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Although the NTS is not the only way to teach Archery Form, the NTS is the shooting technique that youth archers will be taught in the Paseo Vista JOAD program. The Paseo Vista Archery Club, Inc. is fortunate to have Certified United State Archery Association (USAA) Instructors and Coaches. USAA Instructors and Coaches are trained in the National Training System (NTS) and are required to have background checks before being certified. All PVAC Instructors and Coaches are required to keep up to date with the latest training techniques in the NTS. We invite you to learn more and if you have questions please feel free to ask one of our instructors.