The Easton Foundations Opens Archery Center in Van Nuys, CA

The Easton Foundations has opened its latest archery center, located in Van Nuys, CA on 15026 Oxnard Street, just minutes from its corporate office. The Easton Van Nuys Archery Center is the second of the Easton Foundation run centers, which also includes the Easton Newberry Sports Complex in Newberry, FL. It is part of a system of archery centers that the Foundation is funding, which also includes the Easton Foundation Archery Center in Yankton, SD, a joint program with the NFAA (National Field Archery Association) and the John and Marnie Demmer Shooting Sports Education and Training Center at Michigan State University (MSU).

“The new Easton Van Nuys Archery Center is a fabulous facility and well adapted as an archery complex. Our vision for the center is to develop programs and opportunities for a variety of coaching courses, from beginning to elite, as well as coach and archer training opportunities. As we continue to grow the sport, especially among youth, we will need many more qualified coaches and archery facilities to handle the influx of new archers. The centers The Easton Foundations are developing are a strong and positive step in that direction. ” said Don Rabska, VP of Programs and a member of the Board of Directors.

The Van Nuys center is already home to a local JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) Club and is well utilized by archers from UCLA and California State University, Northridge for practice and training. The facility is also the center for the Foundations’ OAS (Olympic Archery in Schools) Program and a league night on Thursdays. The center will be adding new programs in the near future as well. The facility also hosts coaching courses and currently has coaches and students of various levels training to improve their archery skills.

“The Easton Van Nuys Archery Center is a great resource for OAS. From its start we have been using it for coach and archer training as well as for OAS competitions,” said Keaton Chia, OAS Program Supervisor, “The center has everything we need including a classroom, areas for parents to watch, and a beautiful indoor archery range. The range is fully equipped to host competitions and is also perfect for training archers and coaches. We have targets setup at 18 meters as well as at a shorter distance which is great for archers working on their form and technique. The center is also outfitted with large mirrors and other training aids. I am excited that this resource is available to our schools and youth. I look forward to the many events we will be holding at the center and for the impact it will make on the community.”

This new facility includes a 12 lane, back to back 18 meter and 7 meter indoor range, eating and viewing area for guests and conference/training room as well as offices and a warehouse.

The training center will be open to archers and coaches involved in JOAD, OAS and other programs. Interested parties should contact Idida Briones at (818) 901-0127 ext. 202 or ibriones@esdf.org.

For more information on the Easton Foundations, a full listing of our programs, grant recipients, and / or information on the grant selection process please go to our website at www.ESDF.org or contact Ms. Idida Briones at (818) 787-2800 ext. 202 or via email at ibriones@esdf.org

Media Contact: Caren Sawyer at (818) 901-0127

Picture Credits:  Fran Bliley at (818) 901-0127

Fall Coach & Student Workshops

We have several workshops lined up for the Fall Semester.  Available sessions are listed below.  To sign-up please use the contact information listed for each workshop.  Be sure to tell them your school and how many want to participate.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please email Keaton Chia (kchia@esdf.org).


Fall Semester Workshops:



Workshop at Simi-Valley Adventist School

Date & Time:   Sunday, October 30th, 1-4pm

Address:  1636 Sinaloa Rd, Simi Valley, CA

School Contact:  Timothy Kripps ()

Sign-up:  Email Keaton Chia (kchia@esdf.org), phone (510) 303-6402


Workshop at Sequoia Middle School

Date & Time:   Friday, November 4th.  4-7pm

Address:  9452 Hemlock Ave, Fontana, 92335

School Contact:  Brad Freeman ()

Sign-up:  Email Keaton Chia (kchia@esdf.org), phone (510) 303-6402


Workshop at North Hollywood High

Date & Time:   Friday, December 2nd.  4-7pm

Address:  5231 Colfax Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601

School Contact:  Ester Delafuente ()

Sign-up:  Email Keaton Chia (kchia@esdf.org), phone (510) 303-6402

Coach & Student Workshops

Coach & Student Workshops
This year we want to bring more OAS events to YOU at the schools.  One of our goals is to provide more opportunities for coach and student development.  To do this we are planning workshops so students and coaches can come together to learn and practice.

These workshops will be hosted at schools and will be available to all OAS coaches/students in the area.  Coaches will have an opportunity to bring their students to the workshop so that they can learn more coaching techniques and then work with their students.  Students are encouraged to come with their coaches, but are welcome to attend on their own as well to develop their shooting technique.

If your school is interested in hosting a workshop, please email Keaton Chia (kchia@esdf.org).

To host a workshop, a school needs to set a date and time (weekend or after-school hours).  They should also have their range space and equipment available for the workshop.  Workshops will typically run about 2-4 hours depending on the number of participants and topics covered.   If possible, the workshop will be open to all OAS schools in the area, however if space is limited then the host school will get priority.  An OAS Representative will run the workshop so that the school’s coach and students can participate.

Each workshop can be tailored to the participants’ needs, however here is a typical schedule:

1)  Welcome and discuss goals (what do you want to accomplish in this workshop?)

2)  Warm-up and open practice (coaches observe form and develop questions)

3)  Demonstration and practice of key concepts from observations

4)  Group work (coaches are put with groups of students to practice key ideas)

5)  Practice

6)  Fun competition (ie. team rounds or matches)

2011 OAS Mail-in Tournament!!!

Get ready for our second OAS Mail-in tournament!

ONLINE REGISTRATION for 2011 OAS Mail-in Tournament

Last year we held our very first Mail-in Tournament and saw some great competition from all of you.  This year we have even more schools in the OAS program which should make this Mail-in even more exciting.

This year the tournament will run for the entire Fall Semester (August 1st to December 1st) so that more students can participate.  This is also to make it easier for teachers so that they can hold their archery classes anytime throughout the semester or even hold multiple sessions.  Our new OAS Curriculum has also been launched this year and the Mail-in Tournament is a fun way to finish that class.

Here are the 1st place winners from last year’s tournament.  Let’s see if these scores can be beaten!

High School:  

BOYS — Devon Domenech with a 286 from Newberry High

GIRLS — Arley Daughetry with a 273 from Newberry High

Middle School:

BOYS –Isaiah Dupont with a 345 from Westside Waldorf School

GIRLS — Leigh Ann Luong with a 343 from Simi Valley Adventist School

Elementary School:

BOYS — Xavier Moore with a  94 from Hale Academy


Complete scores from last year’s Mail-in Tournament can be found HERE.


2011 OAS Mail-in Tournament

How to Particpate:

Step 1 — Register Online

Step 2 — Have official scoring days for your students.  These can be held anytime between August 1st and December 1st.  Each student is only allowed to submit one score.

Step 3 — Submit your scores : Download the Scores Excel Sheet and fill it in with all of your students’ scores.  Then email this to Keaton Chia (kchia@esdf.org).

Step 4 — All students may earn OAS Achievement Pins.  Please check the Qualifying Score Sheet to see if students earned a pin.  To order pins, please complete the Request Form.

Step 5 — Look out for results and announcements.  After all of the scores are compiled, medals will be sent out to the overall top 10 finishes in each division (boys/girls & Elementary/Middle/High).

Step 6 — We would love pictures from your school!  If you do send pictures to us, please make sure all students/parents have signed the Photo Release Form.

Competition Format:

  • 36 Arrows — either 6 ends of 6 arrows or 12 ends of 3 arrows
  • 122cm Target Face
  • 9 meters for Middle School & Elementary (Elementary is Florida ONLY); 18 Meters for High School
  • 2 minutes for 3 arrows ends or 4 minutes for 6 arrow ends


Helpful documents:

*to save the file, click FILE in the top-left and download original*

Scores Excel (Email this back to Keaton Chia to submit your school’s scores)

Score Card (3×12)

Score Card (6×6)

OAS Achievement Pins_Qualifying Scores

OAS Achievement Pins_Request Form

Photo Release Form


Thank you all for your continued support and participation in OAS!  We’re excited for this new school year!

~ the OAS Staff

For questions please feel free to contact us.


Florida OAS archer takes GOLD in Newberry Tournament.

OAS student, Devon Domenech (Newberry high,FL) took the gold medal at Easton Newberry Sports Complex first ever outdoor JOAD event. In a tough field, of over 30 of Newberry’s JOAD archers and in his first ever tournament, Devon won the mens recurve division with an impressive score of 612. The tournament, a modified JOAD event, pitted all male recurves against each other regardless of age, ability and distance shot. Devon showed great skill to finish first out of the 12 males entered.

While the OAS program only began in Florida last year, it is clearly showing strong talent and results from its students. Head Coach of the Easton Newberry facility and the tournament director was excited for the programs future. “I am so excited to see one of our local OAS students in his first ever event and winning the gold medal. The field is strong with Newberry JOAD archers and to take first place in such a field, is a credit to his school, Coach and the OAS program”

The Florida OAS program consists of some 60 local schools in the area surrounding the Easton Newberry complex and is looking to continue its success and develop the program.

Robert Turner

ENSC Head Archery Coach

2011 OAS State Championships

2011 California State Championships & Education Fundraiser!!!

We will be holding our first OAS State Championships in California this year.  This event will serve as a test run for next year when we roll out competitions in all of our other OAS Regions.

In addition to providing an opportunity for youth to compete in archery, we hope that students will be able to raise funds for their school through this event.  We realize that schools are facing more budget cuts and other challenges, so through archery we hope students can make a difference for their school.

The ranking round is our fundraising opportunity.  Students may find people to sponsor them and donate a set amount for every gold a student shoots.  The ranking round is 36 arrows, so there are a possible 36 gold hits (a score of 9 or 10).  A form is provided in the registration packet, but fundraising must follow your school’s procedures and all funds go directly to the school (coaches, please check with your school about fundraising procedures).


Who: All California OAS Schools are encouraged to compete.  Schools (Middle and High Schools) may bring as many students as interested.

When: Saturday, May 28th, 2011.  8am to 4:30pm

Where: Woodley Park Archery Range in Van Nuys, CA.

Entry Fee: $10 per student.  Please make the check out to “Easton Sports Development Foundation”

Registration:  Print out REGISTRATION PACKET

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday, May 6th, 2011


To Do:

  • Open the REGISTRATION PACKET  (link above)
  • Print out Fundraising Flyer for students
  • Complete “School Info Form”
  • Fill-out “Athlete Registration” (one for BOYS and one for GIRLS)
  • Each Athlete must have completed “Photo, Video, and News Interview Release Form”
  • Check for entry Fee
  • Mail registration packet to ESDF
    • School Info Form
    • Athlete Registration (boys & girls)
    • Photo, Video, and News Interview Release Form (one for each athlete)
    • Check for entry fee
  • Organize transportation to event
  • Students are responsible for their own equipment.  Make sure each athlete is properly prepared for the competition. (bow, arrows, arm guard, finger tab, etc.)
  • Mail Registration Packet To:
Olympic Archery in the Schools
c/o Idida Briones
7855 Haskell Avenue, Suite 360
Van Nuys, CA 91406 U.S.A.


  • 9 meters for Middle School on 122cm face
  • 18 meters for High School on 122 cm face
  • Ranking Round:  36 arrows, 6 ends of 6 arrows
    • ABC line (3 archers per bale, running one line)
    • 4 minutes per end
  • Team Rounds:  3 archers (can be mixed gender), 2 arrows each, 2 minutes per end
  • Olympic Rounds:  12 arrows, single elimination matches

Tournament Schedule:

  • 8 am Check-in: School coaches are responsible for checking in their school
    • Range open for un-official practice (the 18 meter area)
  • 8:45 am Welcome
  • 9 am Ranking Round
    • 2 ends of official practice and then directly into scoring
    • 36 arrows, 6 ends of 6
    • Score cards turned in and verified.  School coaches also turn in scores for team round (scores of just their 3 archers).
    • Announce school placements thus far
  • 11:00 pm Team Rounds
    • 2 ends of official practice
    • start matches
    • rankings for teams determined by Ranking Round
    • schools may submit one team each (3 archers make up a team, can be mixed gender this year)
    • Finals matches will all be held at the same time
  • 12:30 pm Awards and Lunch
    • Awards for Ranking Round and Team Round.  Announcement of school placement so far
    • Lunch
    • Range open for practice (the 18 meter area)
    • All brackets and target assignments will be prepared during lunch and distributed to the coaches.
  • 2:00 pm OR’s
    • 2 ends of official practice
    • start matches
    • 2 ends of 6 arrows up to semi’s; then 4 ends of 3 arrows for finals
    • Rankings from ranking round
    • Final matches to be held at same time
  • 4:30 pm Closing
    • Final Awards and presentation of Cash prize to winning schools


  • Ranking Round: top 5 in each division (Middle/High School & Boys/Girls)
  • OAS Achievement pins will also be given for ranking round
  • Team Round: top 4 teams in each division (Middle/High School)
  • Olympic Round: top 4 finalists in each division (Middle/High School & Boys/Girls)
  • Overall School Finishes: Top 3 schools (schools earn points from each round;  for example a first place finish in the ranking round will give their school 5 points)

2011 LA Sectionals Archery Competition!!!

2011 LA Sectional Archery Competition!!!

Almeria and Sequoia Middle Schools will be co-hosting our first OAS Sectional Tournament.  This competition is open to all California Middle Schools in the LA, Long Beach, and Riverside areas.

Each school may send 6 archers (3 or 6 archers preferred as we are doing team rounds)  and there is a maximum of 42 athletes so register soon to reserve your spots!


Registration Deadline is Friday, April 22nd.


Where:  Almeria Middle School, 7725 Almeria Ave., Fontana, CA 92336

When:  Friday, May 6th

Entry Fee:  FREE!


  • 2:30pm — Check-in and Welcome
  • 3:00 pm — Ranking Round (3 ends of official practice)
  • 4:30 pm — Team Round (1 practice end)
  • 5:30 pm — Awards


  • Middle Schools, 9 meters, 122cm target face
  • Ranking Round — 30 arrows, 10 ends of 3 arrows, 2 minutes per end (4 archers per bale, running a double line.  AB line and CD line.  Each end the order switches)
  • Team Round — teams consist of 3 archers, 2 arrows per archer, and 2 minutes.  Teams will be ranked according to their ranking round score, and then teams will go head to head in elimination matches.  A match consists of 4 ends and the team with the highest total score moves on.  How team rounds work:  the first archer goes up to the shooting line and shoots their 2 arrows.  Then they must come back behind the waiting line before the second archer can go up and shoot their 2 arrows and the same happens for the third archer.
  • Awards — top 3 boys and top 3 girls in the ranking round receive medals.  OAS Achievement pins will also be given out.  For the team round, the top 4 teams will receive medals.

Online Office Hours

Have a question?  Or an itching desire to talk about archery?  Come check out our Online Office Hours then!

It’s easy…all that you need is a computer and internet connection (webcam/mic is also good) then just check our calendar for available dates and times and then just click the link for our Online Office Hours.  You are welcome to stay for as long or short as you would like.

For more details go to our Online Office Hours PAGE.

See you there!

~ OAS Staff

Interview with Archers and Coach from the 2010 Youth Olympic Games!!!

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To kick off the new year we’re going to have an online interview with the archers and coach who competed at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG)!  Nearly 5,000 athletes, from ages 14 to 18, gathered in Singapore  to compete in 26 different sports.  Representing the USA in archery were Miranda Leek and Benjamin Chu along with their coach, Dee Falks.  We will get to see pictures from their trip and hear about their experiences.  There will also be  time for Q&A.  So be sure to attend and bring along your questions!  Like…  What do you do to prepare for an event like this?  Is the time change a challenge?  Is it weird seeing yourself in the huge jumbo-tron as you shoot?  What’s it like meeting youth from all over the world?

So join us to learn and share in their experiences from the 2010 Youth Olympic Games!


  • Online Interview will be on Saturday, March 5th at 10am Pacific Time
  • All that you need is a computer and internet connection
  • By attending the live interview online, you will be able to type in questions for them to answer

STEP 1:  Click HERE to update your Adobe Flash Player and test your internet connection

STEP 2:  Go HERE to the Online Interview Room

STEP 3:  When on the login screen, select the “Guest” option and put in a name

The interview will also be recorded so that you can view it at a later time.

To learn more here are some helpful LINKS:

Read more from USA Archery

Homepage for the 2014 Nanjing, China YOG