Welcome to the Stowe Archers

Scholastic 3D Archery Program

Stowe Archers has been hosting a free community Youth Archery Program on Monday Nights for the past several years. It has been an absolute pleasure seeing so many kids come through the program and learn about the sport of Archery.

Due to the volume of kids attending, it has been very difficult to extend this program to something more than an introduction to archery. We have had many parents come to us and ask “our child loves the sport and we want to go farther, what is the next step?

Unfortunately, we haven’t had a very good answer to that question, aside from recommending private lessons or advanced programs at retail stores. That was, until a couple of members sat down and discussed starting a program that went beyond a basic introduction to archery.

We poured over information on a variety of programs and decided that S3DA (Scholastic 3D Archery) was the best fit for our club. The program is designed for children in Elementary School through High School and is intended to teach everything from the first shot to advanced skills.

This Membership Packet is designed to walk you through our vision of the Stowe Archers S3DA Program. We hope that it leaves you as excited about the program as we are and that you consider joining us!


Table of Contents:

Scholastic 3D Archery Program Outline

Practices:

Open Range Time:

Rage and Safety Rules

Membership Fees

Target Fee

Membership Fee

National S3DA Membership

Rental Equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

Does S3DA do more than just 3D?

Will my child be shooting in tournaments?

Will Practice always be 1x per week?

What is Open Range Time?


Scholastic 3D Archery Program Outline

The Stowe Archers S3DA Program is designed to take interested youth beyond their first shot - teaching them proper form and advanced technique. This is done in a structured team setting with S3DA Certified Coaches.

Team Practice will be structured to create a strong foundation of archery fundamentals while introducing advanced skills as children progress. We will close each practice session with a team building exercise or archery game.

Practices:

Team practice will take place on Monday evenings starting promptly at 6:00PM and ending at 7:00PM.

Team members are encouraged to remain after 7:00PM to take part in the Stowe Archers Community Youth Program from 7:00PM to 8:00PM. This time can be utilized as Open Range Time or Team Members may assist in helping introduce other kids to the sport.

Open Range Time:

The Stowe Archers Indoor Range will be open to all S3DA Team Members throughout the Fall and Winter on the following dates

Additional Open Practice Dates will be published on the Stowe Archers Website

http://www.StoweArchers.com/S3DA


Rage and Safety Rules

Listed Below are the basic rules for safety when participating in the sport of archery. It is the responsibility of everyone on the archery range to be aware of their surroundings and to maintain a safe environment at all times.

  1. A bow is not a toy
  2. Never dry fire a bow.
  3. Never draw a bow without an arrow safely nocked.
  1. Listen for the Click
  2. Visually check to make sure it is nocked
  1. Never point a bow with an arrow nocked at anything but your target.
  2. Never point a bow straight up with an arrow nocked.
  3. Never run when carrying a bow with a nocked arrow or
  1. When carrying arrows
  2. At any time when on the range
  1. Make sure your clothing or hair can not get tangled in the bow string
  1. Check on every shot
  2. Wear your hair back away from the front of your face
  1. Do not let your bow hit anything when you shoot
  2. Never retrieve your arrows while others are shooting
  1. If in a class or tournament wait for the command
  2. When practicing with others, make sure they are finished by saying “CLEAR”. If you do not receive an answer do not retrieve your arrows.
  1. Always carry your arrows with the points covered
  1. Do not carry hunting or broad head arrows by putting your hand on the points.
  1. If you are unsure of your shot, “Let Down”.

BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AT ALL TIMES


Membership Fees

Target Fee

$50 of the Membership Fee goes into the Stowe Archers Target Fund. This fund is used to purchase Paper Targets, 3D Targets, 3D Inserts, and to Maintain Existing Targets for the entire club.

Membership Fee

All S3DA Members are required to hold a membership to Stowe Archers. At this time the rate is $40 per year ($50 for the first year) for a Family Membership and $20 per year for a Junior / Youth Membership.

National S3DA Membership

All Stowe Archer S3DA Members are required to be members of the national S3DA Organization. Membership can be obtained through Stowe Archers or purchased separately.

Current Pricing and Membership Benefits can be found on

www.S3DA.org


Rental Equipment

We realize that not all families have the means or desire to purchase Archery Equipment for their children. For this reason, Stowe Archers has decided to make available a limited amount of equipment for rent.

This equipment will include a Genesis Bow and Arrows. This equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis and will be setup to shoot Traditional Class (No Sights or Release)

All rental equipment will remain in the possession of Stowe Archers and will be made available during organized team functions including

The annual fee to rent equipment from Stowe Archers is $30.

Parents will be expected to pay for any damaged equipment caused by misuse.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does S3DA do more than just 3D?

While 3D Archery is the core of the S3DA Program, there are plenty of opportunities to explore other types of Archery.

Our program will focus on Indoor 3D and Indoor Spots in the colder months. When the weather begins to break in the Spring, we will head outside to shoot Outdoor 3D and Field Archery.

Will my child be shooting in tournaments?

We know that not all kids enjoy shooting in tournaments. While we encourage them to challenge themselves, we will not pressure anyone to compete in tournaments. If a child would prefer to participate in Practice and Open Range Time only, that is fine by us.

If your child would like to compete in tournaments, we will do our very best to prepare them. We are currently in the process of working with other local S3DA Programs to coordinate Tournaments and Invitationals.

Will Practice always be 1x per week?

With our program being in the early stages, we are focused on holding one quality practice per week. This practice will take place on Monday Evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00.

As the program grows, we will work towards implementing additional practice days.

What is Open Range Time?

Open Range Time is designed to give S3DA Members (and Club Members alike) time to come into the Indoor Range and use it to practice.

An S3DA Coach may not be in attendance, however, an Adult Club Member will be there to serve as a range officer and maintain safe shooting practices.