Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Program

Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that helps archers to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition!

JOAD offers barebow, recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. JOAD is open to any youth archer aged 8 to 20 and is designed to grow with the youth archer. Introductory JOAD classes teach the fundamentals of proper shooting form; as the young archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques and earn achievement awards.

Plan and Administer your Club

USA Archery provides all the resources you need to become an official JOAD Club.

JOAD Achievement Awards

USA Archery's Achievement Awards help your archers track their progress as they increase their skill level.

Find a JOAD Club

Find a JOAD Club in your area.

Find a Certified Instructor

Visit the USA Archery Coach Locator to find an instructor or coach near you.

JOAD Grants

USA Archery provides grant opportunities to current JOAD Clubs for equipment and coach education.

Virtual Tournaments

Virtual Tournaments are a great way for club members to experience the excitement of a national event from the comfort of the local archery range!


For more information or inquires, please contact our Membership Services Manager at clubs@usarchery.org or (719) 866-4621.