PREREQUISITE: This enrollment form is for JUNIOR archers, their PARENTS, and ADULT archers who have - taken and qualified in the Indoor 1: First-time Class,- graduated out of Indoor 2 at 9m by shooting 230pts on the 40cm target face or 240pts on the 60cm target face,- graduated out of Indoor 3A at 13.5m by shooting 230pts on the 40cm target face or 240pts on the 60cm target face,- therefore graduated to 18m
PARENTS can enroll and shoot with their child(ren) in the following classes, provided they have also taken an Indoor 1: First-time Class, and have met the above prerequisites.
PLEASE COMPLETE ONE ENROLLMENT FORM FOR EACH ARCHER.
DATES: January 7 - May 28, 2017
ADDRESSES:RANGE: 10203 OLD Manchaca Rd., Austin, TX 78748MAILING: Archery Training Center, Inc., PO Box 93216, Austin, TX 78709
PHONE: 512 436 8813TEXT: 512 925 7794
CAPACITY: 10 archers per classAGES: 8 - 18 years old
DISTANCE: 18m only
CLASS SCHEDULE: Dates and times are listed within the form below.
MONDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYSAPRIL 15/16: EASTER WEEKENDMAY 6: RANGE CLOSEDMAY 14: MOTHER'S DAYMAY 29-JUNE 24 : PRIVATE EVENT, RANGE CLOSED
ENROLLMENT IS ON A FIRST-RECEIVED AND PAID BASIS.This enrollment form must be completed and your payment received in order for you to be enrolled and a place reserved for you.You can enroll any time during the semester for as many or as few classes as you like as long as there are places open.So, for example, you can enroll for the entire semester, each month, or sprinkle the days throughout the semester depending on your schedule. (Please bear in mind, however, you'll progress faster with regular attendance.)
ATTENDANCE RECOMMENDATIONS (in order to improve over time). Recreational archers have no attendance requirements. INDOOR 2 at 9m : 2 hrs/wkINDOOR 3A at 13.5m : 3-4 hrs/wkINDOOR 3B at 18m : 4-5 hrs/wkINDOOR 4 at 18m : 6 hrs/wkINDOOR 5 at 18m: 8 hrs/wk
HOW DO I ADVANCE?You'll be trained in Indoor 2 at 9m until you score 240 pts and master certain NTS* Shot Cycle positions, then you'll move back to 13.5m in Indoor 3A until you score 240 pts and master more NTS Shot Cycle positions, and then to 18m in Indoor 3B until you score 200 pts. twice and master more NTS Shot Cycle positions. After that you'll be in Indoor 4: Advanced! You can also decide to be in the Progressive Program at any time after you reach Indoor 3A at 13.5m (see below under Progressive Program). Please note that mastering NTS positions relevant to each level will be required to advance to the next level. Advancement will no longer be based on scores alone. All archers who join USA Archery can advance indoors through the Bronze, Silver, and Gold JOAD Olympian levels awarded by USA Archery.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE "RECREATIONAL" AND "PROGRESSIVE" PROGRAMS?
In order to improve in archery, archers need to practice more as they advance, or they will "plateau" until the number of hours/years/arrows are sufficient to push them up into the next level. For example: Do you shoot 10,000 arrows in 1.5 months or 6 years?" It's a matter of building muscle memory, but also neural pathways. The more you do, the stronger these become - but only after you know and can do the NTS form quite well and consistently. Shooting a lot of arrows, for example, before you know the positions just delays progress. Indoor at 18m is when you really start to build up arrow count, having mastered a good portion of the NTS method. Coaching provides constant reminders of the NTS positions.
RECREATIONAL PROGRAM: There are no attendance requirements for Recreational archers. All Indoor 2 archers at 9m are considered recreational. At any point in the semester, archers at or above Indoor 3A can change to the PROGRESSIVE PROGRAM by signing up for it, and committing to the required hours of practice in the range.
PROGRESSIVE PROGRAM: This new program is for archers in Indoor 3A and above. It sets time/attendance requirements in the range to help fast-track archers into the Competitive Archery Program (CAP) with Coach Alex. Progressive archers must continuously meet the time/attendance requirements to remain in the Progressive Program. Those who fall short of the weekly time/attendance requirements will automatically be considered Recreational, and Recreational class fees will apply. Progressive archers will participate in tournaments in Indoor 4 - just for experience and fun! - and will also receive special "Progressive" tags rewarding them each week that they meet the time requirements.The Progressive Program min. time/attendance weekly requirements are:4 hrs/wk - Indoor 3A at 13.5m5 hrs/wk - Indoor 3B at 18m (up to 200 pts. twice) 6 hrs/wk - Indoor 4 at 18m (201-250 pts.) 8 hrs/wk - Indoor 5 at 18m (251-270 pts.)
Progressive archers will be eligible for recommendation to USA Archery Level 4 NTS* and JDT* Coach Alex Meyer's Competitive Archery Program (CAP). The CAP Program is for those who want to be competitive archers and shoot in both indoor and outdoor tournaments, who have shot at least 250 pts. at 18m, have a MQS (minimum qualifying score) of 240 pts. at 18m, know and can shoot the NTS Method, compete in the Draft CAP Tournament annually in Sept./Oct., and have at least 10 hrs/wk to dedicate to archery.
RECREATIONAL FEES: All fees are payable in advance of the Indoor at 18m class to secure your place in the class. $20 / hour Tues 6:30-7:30pm: 1-hr class - $20Wed 6:30-8:00pm: 1.5-hr class - $30Sat 3:30-5:30pm: 2-hr class - $40Sun 3:30-5:30pm: 2-hr class - $40+ Enrollment fee: $20 (always due once per semester)
REFUNDS, CREDITS, and SUBSTITUTIONS:There are no refunds or credits for paid days missed Jan. 5 to May 29, 2016, except in the case of injury, long-term illness, unforeseen move out of the Austin area, being expelled for a safety violation or if we cancel a class. If, however, you let us know that you will miss a class, you can substitute another class as long as there are places left in that class during the Spring 2016 semester.
In the case of physical injury or long-term illness, we require a doctor's note saying the archer is unable to practice archery, and then a doctor's note saying the archer is fit to return to archery, before the archer will be allowed back in class or a refund/credit issued.
HOW MUCH DO I OWE? Multiply the number of class hours x $20/hr.Add the $20 semester enrollment fee
HOW DO I PAY IN ADVANCE?We accept checks and credit cards in person at the indoor range.Please make your check payable to "Archery Training Center, Inc." and give it to us at JOAD* or mail it to us at:Archery Training Center, Inc., PO Box 93216, Austin, TX 78709-3216
MEMBERSHIP IN USA ARCHERY:Membership in USA Archery is now REQUIRED to participate in JOAD and Adult Training.This is a new USA Archery requirement. You can attend 2 JOAD classes before joining USAA, but then we'll need to see your membership card BEFORE WE CAN HAND OUT ANY USA ARCHERY STAR PINS to you during Master Challenge Weeks! If you would like to see the benefits of USAA membership: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Archery/Membership/Membership-BenefitsJOIN USA ARCHERY:: https://webpoint.usarchery.org/wp/Memberships/Join.wp (Youths <17yrs.: $35; Adults: $50; Family: $80)
SAFE SPORTS:PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: We are part of the US Olympic Committee's Safe Sport program, so we minimally require one other adult besides the instructor to be present at all times. Please plan to stay with your child or take turns with other parents staying whenever necessary to fulfill this requirement. THANKS!
INDOOR 2/3 WAIVERS:Please fill out, sign, and return the INDOOR 2 PACKET: Photo, Medical, and Supervision Releases available at the range or online.
QUESTIONS?E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org orCall us at 512 436 8813 orText us at 512 925 7794
*NTS = National Training System (which is used for training the USA Olympic team!)*JDT = Junior Dream Team (top 20 Junior archers in the USA!)*JOAD = Junior Olympic Archery Development