Want to learn how to shoot archery correctly and compete in tournaments?

A new and exciting archery program is coming to Wilcox Archery, Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). JOAD is a program of USA Archery that teaches archery to youth, provides great opportunities for awarding achievement and helps archery to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition! 

Joad offers both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. JOAD is open to any youth archery aged 8-20 and is designed to grow with the youth archer. Introductory JOAD classes teach the fundamentals of proper shooting form; as the youth archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques. 

Both recurve and compound bows are used in club activities and in tournaments. JOAD archers who use a compound bow can train to compete in local and regional tournaments, and can earn a seat on a youth world team to compete in other countries representing the United States on behalf of USA Archery. Recurve archers can compete likewise, with the added benefit of being able to use their recurve bow to try out for a spot on the US Olympic Archery team which is selected and managed by USA Archery. 

Whether your child's interest is purely recreational or an Olympic, Paralympic or World Championship dream, USA Archery's JOAD program is tailored to help the young archer achieve their goals. 

Our program also uses the Genesis® bow for teaching the compound archer to help move to the "adult" compound bow. 

The new club plans to meet once a week. Participants receive free instruction from US Archery certified instructors and coaches. Students need only to become members and pay range and bow use fees. Archery equipment is not required. Wilcox has bows and arrows for rent. 

Already know how to shoot?! GREAT! You are also welcome to participate in the weekly competitions. 

For more information, please contact Wilt Baker @ 757-717-6996 or email Our informational meeting will be held on Saturday, December 5 from 9am-10am. Hope to see you all there!!