Why Archery?

Benefits for our Youth

  • Develops mental focus
  • Builds self-esteem and confidence
  • Increases physical fitness
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Teaches a life-sport
  • Improves learning skills
  • Promotes teamwork and sportsmanship
  • Opens opportunities to an Olympic-style sport

Benefits for Parks and Rec Departments

  • Attracts people of all ages. Archery is a lifelong sport and both young and old can shoot a bow.
  • Anyone can participate regardless of athletic or physical ability. Archery can also be adapted for those with physical disabilities.
  • Reaches a wide range of people. Many people who would not normally participate in a sport are attracted to archery.
  • Archery is a safe sport.
  • Offers a variety of archery programs, from Park Archery League to Explore Archery and JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development).
  • Archery is an Olympic sport and provides archers with many opportunities.
  • Your teams can compete with other Parks and Rec Departments in league play as well as championship events hosted by your local State Archery Associations.