Coaching Resources

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

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

The Disabled Sports USA Adaptive Archery Manual, created in partnership with USA Archery, should serve as a supplement to the existing USA Archery Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification course so that instructors may safely teach archery to students of all ages and abilities. This manual is designed to show you how simple it is to integrate adaptive archers into your current archery program.

Archery: The 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.

Continuing Education Units

USA Archery and the National Recreation and Park Association have partnered to allow certified Park and Recreation professionals to earn continuing education units (CEUs) for taking USA Archery Instructor Certification courses. Contact USA Archery at for more information.