USA Archery Announces Updated Level 1 Instructor Course Material and Mobile Coach APP

Sept. 21, 2015, 6 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Program, the first step in certification for thousands of archery instructors nationwide, has been updated to include new program branding and improved course content.

While the course will still maintain its original purpose and likeness, it has been significantly enhanced, helping instructors to have a more comprehensive learning experience while taking the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course.

New course content includes:

  • USA Archery Mobile Coach
  • Equipment Inspection and Repair
  • Adapted Archery, Equipment and Resources
  • Archery Programs and Grants
  • Steps of Shooting Drills and Skills

Student and Instructor Certification Packets now include a stretch band, USA Archery whistle, revised student exam and updated forms. These updated Level 1 Archery Certification Program student and instructor materials are now available for purchase at www.usarchery.org for $30.00. 

The course will also include the new USA Archery Mobile Coach website and APP - a free phone application for iOS and Android that allows current USA Archery coaches and instructors to view premium video content by scanning QR codes featured in the course materials.

“We’re very excited to offer this level of support to certified Instructors and Coaches,” commented Denise Parker, USA Archery CEO. “Making visual and interactive instructional resources more readily available benefits both the coach and archer.”

Updates to the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course were made possible due to a partnership with the Archery Trade Association and with the generous support of Easton Foundations.

USA Archery, the National Field Archery Association and the Archery Shooters Association recognize instructor certification under a joint certification program and also contributed to this effort.  USA Archery administers the program on behalf of these organizations. 

“Level 1 Instructors serve an important role in teaching beginner archery programs to youth and adults in a variety of settings,” commented Mary Emmons, USA Archery Outreach Director. “We are grateful to our partners for their help with the revisions to this program, which were made to improve the safety and quality of that experience for instructors and participants.”

"Our industry takes great pride in helping develop and support archery instructors, leaders, teachers and coaches,” commented Jay McAninch, ATA President and CEO. “A testament to the quality of USA Archery’s certification program is the growing number of ATA retailers who are becoming certified as USA Archery Level 1 instructors. The ATA is proud to support these efforts and we look forward to seeing more archery growth as a result of this collaboration." 

More About Level 1 Instructor Certification:

The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides graduates with the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range.  This course focuses on empowering Instructors to provide safe, informative and enjoyable classes that help participants to fully experience the fun and excitement of archery.

The Level 1 Instructor is prepared to teach archery in a group setting and can lead beginner archery programs for Explore Archery, camps, community organizations, and park and recreation departments. Level 1 Instructors may also assist with USA Archery Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program Clubs.

More About USA Archery Mobile Coach APP:

In its early stages the APP will provide video content exclusively for Level 1 Instructors, including range set up and safety, fitting archers with equipment, steps of shooting, coaching positions, arrow retrieval, equipment inspection and repair, and drills and skills. Future updates to the APP will provide video content for other levels of the instructor and coach certification program.

USA Archery Mobile Coach also provides access to the USA Archery coach locator, certification course schedule, event schedule and online shop.

USA Archery Mobile Coach video libraries may also be accessed online at http://mobilecoach.usarchery.org. Any current USA Archery instructor or coach may register.  The video library content instructors and coaches are permitted to access will correlate to their current certification level.

For more information on USA Archery Instructor and Coach Certification Programs please click here.  You may also contact certification coordinator Jo Chouinard at jchouinard@usarchery.org or call 719-866-3451 (MST).