Become A Coach

Becoming a coach for USA Archery or NFAA can require several steps, depending on what level of coach you want to be. Below is an overview of the requirements and links to get you started. Certification is good for 3 years and may be renewable without retaking certification course.

Scheduled Coach Certification Classes

There are currently no certification classes scheduled. Check back here for future classes or email GilbertArchery@gmail.com to request a class.

Level 1 Instructor

Level 1 is a basic safety and setup instruction course. This certification is often obtained by teens who want to assist in helping to teach classes. It gives the basics for running camp and scouting programs. It does not qualify you to run a USA Archery JOAD program (An archery club with USA Archery).

Course Length

About 8 hours

Course Cost

$100 - email Gilbert Archery@gmail.com for group discounts

Prerequisites

Must be 15 years old

Level 2 Instructor

Level 2 includes Level 1 instruction and provides additional information on conducting an archery program. This is the minimum required level to run a USA Archery Club. The National Training System steps are introduced in this training and some liability insurance coverage is provided through USA Archery to those who successfully complete all requirements for certification.

Course Length

12-16 hours

Course Cost

$175 - email Gilbert Archery@gmail.com for group discounts

Additional costs for Background Screening ($25) and USA Archery Membership ($60) These are estimated costs and must be verified with USA Archery

Prerequisites

Must be 18 years old

Must have USA Archery membership - May have NFAA or ASA reciprocal membership

Must have passed USA Archery Background Screening

Must have completed SafeSport Training

Level 3 NTS Coach

Level 3 moves from instruction to coaching. The National Training System will be emphasized as will Mental Management. Coaching philosophy, training cycles, and tournament preparation will also be covered.

Course Length

20-24 hours

Course Cost

$275 - email Gilbert Archery@gmail.com for group discounts

Additional costs for Background Screening ($25) and USA Archery Membership ($60) and Mental Management 101 ($50) These are estimated costs and must be verified with USA Archery

Prerequisites

Must be 19 years old

Must have USA Archery membership - May have NFAA or ASA reciprocal membership

Must have passed USA Archery Background Screening

Must successfully complete SafeSport Training

Must take and pass Mental Management 101

Must hold current Level 2 certification for at least one year OR Pass Level 3 test-in exam AND verify at least 3 years of documented archery instructor experience.

Find out more about coach benefits and how to become a Level 4 or 5 NTS coach at www.USArchery.org

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