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.
Program One - Club JOAD
Paseo Vista CLUB JOAD . This program is for recreational archers who only want to participate in archery on weekends and might only enter a couple tournaments each year. It is also for those archers who have their own coach and just need to be a member of a JOAD club to be able to enter USAA sanctioned State and National Competitions. PVAC JOAD is open to youth archers, ages 8 years to 20 years old (younger archers can be evaluated by the coaching staff) grouped in different age and competitive divisions. Distinctions are for male and female, recurve and compound, and divided by age into Bowman, Cub, Cadet, and Junior divisions. Instructors are available to archers on a limited basis only. Parental or private coach supervision is required. Club JOAD members may set up (and take down) their own target bales and shoot separately during Team JOAD Practices.
Program Two - Team JOAD
PVAC TEAM JOAD is a high performance program that requires a commitment from the Archer and their Parents. There are extra annual dues and team members are required to maintain yearly membership with the Paseo Vista Archery Club and USA Archery. Being a member of Team JOAD will provide the archers with training and coaching that will prepare them for State, National and International competitions. PVAC Team JOAD differs from the regular JOAD program in that Team JOAD members receive more direct assistance from the PVAC coaches who will evaluate and create specific training programs for each archer. They receive a PVAC Team shirt. They will also have access to advances in the National Training System of the United States Archery Association.