Yankton, South Dakota is the home of National Field Archery Association, and the first of the Easton Archery Centers. The NFAA Headquarters includes multiple outdoor field archery ranges and FITA ranges, a 70m indoor range with a raised viewers mezzanine, two classrooms, a fitness studio, an art studio and is currently on track to open a museum in July 2014.
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center (NEYAC) offers many opportunities for beginning as well as the more experienced archers. We offer the Youth Archery Instruction Program and multiple summer classes for children ages 7 and up. Our Youth program offers multiple levels of instruction for beginners through advanced competitors. We offer opportunities for kids to get an introduction to archery in a fun atmosphere, under the direct supervision of NTS Level 3 and 4 coaches.
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center boasts a first-of-its-kind Indoor Archery Range. What makes it unique? The length – archers can shoot a full 70 meters indoors. That’s approximately 77 yards or ¾ the length of a football field! The range has 18 targets, with 36 full-length shooting lanes, in a climate-controlled environment for year round shooting. With movable targets, the range can be set up for shooting at any distance, and can accommodate as many as 80 shooting lanes for 18 meter (20 yard) tournaments.
Consisting of over 27,000 square feet, the range has plenty of space and can be rented for special events, trade shows, fund raisers, scouting events, birthday parties, etc. The range also has a 40-seat mezzanine, concessions room with locking roll down window, bow storage area, and bow tuning equipment. A new video and scoring system, installed in 2013, includes: 6 mounted flat screen monitors, 1 mobile flat screen monitor & cart, and a HD projector and retractable projection screen.
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The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center
Classroom 1 comfortably seats 96 people with tables and padded chairs. Two wall-mounted, flat-screen televisions have the capability to project DVD, VHS, and computer output (DVD and VHS player provided). Whiteboards and corkboards span the front of the room. Wireless Internet and podium are available. The room also features conference call capabilities.
Classroom 2 seats 58 people with tables and padded chairs. One wall-mounted, flat screen television has the capability to project DVD, VHS, and computer output (DVD player provided). Whiteboards and corkboards span the front of the room. Wireless Internet and podium are available. The room also features conference call capabilities.
Fitness & Art Studio
Our fitness studio is a private, climate-controlled setting featuring an impact resistant maple dance floor. The room is also equipped with a sound system, wall-mounted television, one mirrored wall, and disco ball. This facility offers a diverse mixture of exercise programs including Tae Kwon Do, Zumba, Yoga and T’ai Chi. The spacious art studio is equipped with art supplies, easels, and four pottery wheels. NEYAC offers several art courses for all ages. Click here to view details on our additional programs.
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center has several certified instructors on staff, including two full-time coaches: Eric Tollefson, Head Coach Level 4 NTS and Bill Hewes, Community Coach Level 3 NTS. Instructors and coaches are available for individual and group instruction by appointment. Click here for full bios on the NEYAC coaching staff.
Opened in May 2010, the NFAA owned “KOA Kampground” includes pull through camp pads, tent area, and lodges – all on our complex.
Located on the Missouri River in eastern South Dakota, Yankton is known for hunting and outdoor recreation. The Lewis and Clark state recreation area is located just west of the historic Gavin’s Point Dam on Lewis and Clark Lake. The park has campsites and cabins for rent, fishing, hiking, boating, and swimming areas. This park is one of the nicest in the Midwest. For more information please go to www.lewisandclarkpark.com.