"I congratulate you on your interest in becoming a coach. This is not a page that someone just wanders across out of raw curiosity. By coming here you have made an intentional decision to contribute to the growth of archery on a much deeper level then as a participant. As a coach, your world will change how you approach the sport. You are beginning to make a choice on what type of coach you intend to be. Your coaching style and knowledge will evolve over the next few years. But what is more important than your individual accomplishments as a coach, is the individual accomplishments of the lives you shaped in the sport. I have only one question for you: What will be your legacy?

- Brandon Wright

Head Coach

Rising Phoenix Archery

We look forward to showing you how RPA has become the largest most successful archery development program in Michigan and to equip you to develop your local program to the next level.

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USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification

The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range and ensures that minimum standards for archery instruction are consistently taught to provide for the safety and enjoyment of the participants, instructors and spectators. Level 1 Instructors are well prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities in a variety of both indoor and outdoor settings in the disciplines of target, field or 3-D archery. The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs and lesson plans.

The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs and lesson plans.

Course Length: 8 hours (Dependent on class size)

Course Cost: $99

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Certification Period: Three years from the date of course completion

Prerequisites: Minimum age is 15*

2019 Dates:

  • April 27th
  • July 27th - Now Registering
  • December 28th

Benefits:

    • Qualified to be the lead Instructor for an Explore Archery Program

All Level 1 Instructors who assist in a USA Archery Club are required to obtain a Range Pass.

* Level 1 course is not a prerequisite to attend the Level 2 course.

USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification

The Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course includes the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course and provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory setup, athlete developement and events as well as qualifies students to teach the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course. Graduates of the Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course are well prepared to serve as the lead instructor for long-term archery programs such as Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program clubs, as well as the Explore Archery Program.

Course Length: 12-16 hours (Dependent on class size)

Course Cost: $150

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Certification Period: Three years from the date of course completion

Prerequisites:

  • Level 1 is NOT a prerequisite
  • Minimum age is 18
  • Membership to USA Archery*, National Field Archery Association (NFAA) or Archery Shooters Association (ASA)
  • SafeSport Training

2019 Dates:

  • April 27th & 28th
  • July 27th & 28th - Now registering
  • December 28th & 29th

Certification Requirements:

Benefits:

  • Qualified to teach the Level 1 Instructor Certification Course
  • Eligible to apply for Level 2 Instructor Trainer Certification
  • Qualified to be the lead Instructor for an Explore Archery Program, JOAD Program, Adult Archery Program and/or Collegiate Archery Program Club**
  • Eligible to receive USA Archery insurance coverage. See USA Archery Insurance page for requirements**.

*A Temporary, Recreational, and/or Youth Membership option will not satisfy the membership requirement.
**USA Archery membership required; NFAA and/or ASA membership will not satisfy the membership requirement.

USA Archery Level 3-NTS Coach Certification

The Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course moves away from a group instruction and focuses on individual athlete development. Students in the Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course will be introduced to coaching philosophy, event preparation, mental skills, training cycles and plans, equipment tuning and receive advanced instruction on the National Training System (NTS) for Recurve and Compound.

Course Length: 20-24 hours (Dependent on class size)

Course Cost: $300 (Includes lunch all three days)

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Certification Period: Three years from the date of course completion

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age is 19
  • Must hold a current Level 2 Instructor certification for a period of one year OR
  • Pass the Level 3 Test-in Exam* AND
  • Verify 3 years of documented archery instructor/coaching experience

2019 Dates:

  • May 25th - May 27th - Must register by 5/11/19

Certification Requirements:

Benefits:

  • Qualified to instruct Level 1 Instructor Certification Courses.
  • Eligible to apply for Level 2 Instructor Trainer Certification.
  • Qualified to be the lead Instructor for an Explore Archery Program, JOAD Program, Adult Archery Program and/or Collegiate Archery Program Club**.
  • Eligible for USA Archery insurance coverage. See USA Archery Insurance page for requirements**.

*Instructors or coaches may also test-in to the Level 3-NTS course if they are not a Level 2 USA Archery Instructor if in addition to the prerequisites, at least one of the following must be met: 1) competed in the Olympics, Paralympics or World Championships, 2) trained in the USA Archery Resident Athlete Program or 3) current Level 3 or Level 4 Coach
**USA Archery membership required; NFAA and/or ASA membership will not satisfy the membership requirement.