The Junior Dream Team (JDT) is a program that was developed to bridge the gap between JOAD and the Resident Athlete Program in an effort to fast track those archers who show early potential. Selection is limited to athletes between the ages of 12 and 18. Successful JDT program graduates include 2012 Olympic Hopeful Miranda Leek, several World Archery Youth Championships Team Members, and USA Archery Resident Athletes.
The Junior Dream Team consists of 24 of the most promising junior and cadet Olympic style archers in the country. The team travels to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California once per quarter for an intensive week long training camp. Between training camps, Junior Dream Team coaches and archers continue to work together through the use of video and video conferencing via the internet.
Athletes are selected to the Junior Dream Team based on a number of criteria, including their participation and performance in the annual Team Selection Camp. To learn more about the selection camp, criteria for participation, and how to apply, please click here or click the link to the left of this page.
Update: Junior Dream Team Graduates Three Archers:
Congratulations to three JDT members who have graduated from the team. They are Heather Trafford, Tiffany Kim and Katherine (Kit) Flick.
Heather has been accepted and will attend the United States Naval Academy beginning later this year. Her sister Rachael, also a former JDT member, is currently enrolled at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. That should make for some interesting conversations at the Thanksgiving Day dinner table!
Tiffany Kim will be attending Columbia University in New York and hopes to be a part of Coach Derek Davis' Women's Archery Team. She will be a great addition to an already strong group. Go Lions!
Kit Flick not only competes in archery, which she plans to continue doing, but is also an accomplished rifle shooter. She intends to participate in both sports. She will surely be a two-sport success story. Could she be another Bo Jackson?