Volunteer coaches are needed for each team. Coaching a youth team is a rewarding experience as you have an opportunity to shape young lives through sport. Guiding an archery team presents a unique chance to work on both an individual and a team level. Each archer is unique and it takes a coach’s caring eye to understand what that archer needs to improve. The coach also needs to shape the team as a whole so that they work together to encourage and challenge each other.
Coach Expectations and Responsibilities
All coaches in the program are expected to:
- Follow all safety guidelines of the Park Archery League and to ensure safe practices by all participants.
- Create a learning environment for their athletes that fosters:
- Love for sport
- Teach the Olympic style of archery
- Understand and follow the rules and format of the Park Archery League
Certification/Archery Coach Training
To ensure that the coaches can meet their expectations and responsibilities, they must have a current archery certification.
Park Archery League accepts a variety of certifications including:
- USA Archery
- National Field Archery Association
- Olympic Archery in Schools
- National Archery in Schools
To ensure that all coaches have training in Olympic-style equipment and training they must complete section 2-8 of the OAS online coach training:
If a coach has USAA Level 3 certification or higher, then the online training is not required.
For coaches needing certification courses and local coaches, these can be found through USA Archery.
USA Course Locator:
USA Archery Coach Locator: