Coaching Resources

The following coach resources are available to help further your journey as a certified USA Archery Coach.


Mobile Coach

USA Archery Mobile Coach is a free phone application available for iOS and Android devices. This mobile resource permits instructors and coaches to access certification training videos, the USA Archery Coach Locator, certification course schedules, coach resources and the USA Archery shop.


Mental Management 101

This course is designed for coaches, parents and athletes who have discovered that no sport can be mastered without attention to the mental game and will teach beginners and veteran athletes to reduce mental error. This course also includes common sense coaching guidelines that all coaches can use. The course will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. 


Mental Management 102

This course is designed specifically for USA Archery as a resource for the coaches and will give concepts and tools to enhance the mental game in your program. The course will take approximately 2 hours to complete.


Human Kinetics Coach Education – Coaching Principles Course

This online self-paced course, which is geared for those who coach athletes age 14 and older, challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objective and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach – on and off the field.


Additional Coaching Resources


Adaptive Archery Instructors Manual

This manual was created through a partnership between Disabled Sports USA and USA Archery to help archery instructors incorporate archers of all abilities into existing archery programs. This partnership is a part of Disabled Sports USA’s Adapt2Achieve program, which aims to strengthen and develop community-based sports programs through adaptive sports training and education initiatives.

In addition to the Adaptive Archery Manual, through generous grant funding from VA Adaptive Sports, USA Archery also created a library of helpful video content on topics such as shooting with a mouthtab, prosthetic, shoulder release, and how to make a mouthtab, etc.

>> View the Video Library


Event Reference Guidebook

Our USA Archery Event Reference Guidebook has everything you need to know for your first USA Archery event, and is a great quick refresher if you've competed before.


Ultimate Resource for Recurve and Compound Archers

Edited and endorsed by USA Archery, Archery is a comprehensive guide for intermediate to advanced archers and coaches. Contributions from the sport’s elite, including KiSik Lee and Butch Johnson, cover topics such as equipment, techniques for recurve and compound bows, mental and physical training, preparation for tournaments, and competitive strategies.


Human Kinetics

Human Kinetics leads the world in providing information regarding physical activity by providing online courses, free webinars and other products. 


Positive Coaching Alliance

Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. They offer six online courses – all expert-developed and designed to help coaches, parents, athletes and officials ensure that winning happens both on and off the field in youth sports.


The Cooper Institute

The Cooper Institute is dedicated to scientific research in the field of preventative medicine. They offer online courses in multitude of subjects. 


United States Olympic Committee – Team USA Prep Center

The Team USA Prep Center has been created to deliver online training courses and programs in key areas of sport from the United States Olympic Committee and our partner National Governing Bodies. This site is your portal to sport education that can be used to better yourself and others.


How To Coach Kids - Free Online Training

How to Coach Kids is co-created by the United States Olympic Committee and Nike and inspired by Aspen Institute Project Play. In addition to sport specific resources, this is a 30 minute free online training to help you coach kids 12 and under. Whether you’re new to coaching or someone who’s been at it for years, this course will help you to: coach kids so they love playing, plan a great practice, keep kids safe, use teaching strategies to help kids learn, work with parents and get the most out of game day.