Archery Outreach Program
Our primary charter is to foster, expand, promote, and perpetuate Archery….
Our community Outreach Program teaches beginners in a group setting. This program is geared at teaching students the basics of archery and safety rules in a single session. It is a volunteer-run program taught by members of our club, who are seasoned archers volunteering their time and knowledge to promote archery anyone who wants learn.
This program does not specialize in private one-on-one instruction. If you are interested in studying archery over a longer period of time and receiving more personalized instruction, check out our JOAD/AAA Program.
Photos from previous Outreach programs
- Dates: 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from February to November (subject to other club hosted events and instructor availability). Check the calendar prior to arrival to confirm the Outreach Program is on for the day of your visit.
- Times: Registration begins approximately at 8:30am. There are two sessions available:
- Session 1: 9:00 am – 10:30am
- Session 2: 10:30 am – 12:00pm
- Important! We accommodate students on a first come, first serve basis. We do not guarantee entry or instruction and our capacity is limited to the amount of volunteer instructors we have on any given Sunday.
- Cost: We gladly accept donations of $5 (minimum) per archer to put towards equipment purchases & maintenance.
- Age Requirement: The minimum age for instruction is 8 years old.
- Equipment: The club provides all the equipment necessary for your instruction.
- Waivers & Liability: Each student must be present and a liability waiver must be signed prior to instruction.
- A parent or legal guardian must sign the waiver for minors.
- If you wish to fill out the waiver form before you arrive it is posted here. SFA Archery Outreach Program waiver form PDF
- Disclosures & Code of Conduct: Please read the disclosure & code of conduct in its entirety below.
Outreach Archery Instruction Disclosure & Code of Conduct
Upon arrival, you acknowledge that you have read the following disclosure below, including the code of conduct, and agree to adhere to all points outlined.
You will be asked to sign a waiver form for each student during registration. We are a ‘not for profit‘ program and all our instructors are volunteering their time & knowledge to promote archery to all interested in learning. We ask for a nominal and affordable DONATION for each student to cover the day use fee, range and target maintenance, and equipment maintenance of all bows, arrows & accessories. A minimum $5 per student donation is sufficient to cover the costs involved in running the program.
This is an ACTIVE archery range.
- Please leave your pets at home.
- Respect the area you are visiting and be courteous to others at all times (we are a family oriented range).
- Practice cleanliness at the picnic tables & surrounding areas.
- Please make sure to clean up after yourselves and leave the area the way you found it or better. Throw all your garbage in the receptacle.
SF Archer members who maintain the range are ALL VOLUNTEERS and EVERYONE must pitch in to upkeep the range.
ARCHERY PROGRAM CODE OF CONDUCT
As a parent, I will:
- Respect that the archery program is the focus of the event.
- Encourage quiet & cooperative behavior.
- Intervene to stop behavior that involve chasing, throwing or physical contact.
- Intervene and prevent behavior that could result in children wandering into archery range areas where SF Archers members are present.
- Intervene to keep children from playing or hanging-out in the parking lot area.
- Ensure that my child/children understand the code of conduct and safety rules.
As an archer, I will:
- Shoot only when a coach is working with me and tells me it is safe to do so.
- Respect and follow the safety rules.
- Only shoot at the target directly in front of my shooting position.
- Only shoot at the target, not into the air, not beyond the target.
- Treat the bows and arrows with respect and care.
As a spectator I will:
- Remain a safe distance behind the archers and follow the instructor safety protocol.
- Avoid activities that could be distracting to coaches or archers.
- Treat coaches, volunteers, and other participants with respect.
Archery Safety Rules
- Follow all safety instructions provided by volunteer instructors
- Obey the call, “hold the line” or “bows down” by removing any nocked arrow, and not shooting again until the, “Clear to shoot,” instruction.
- Never nock an arrow if there are people forward of the shooting line.
- Never turn with a bow if you have an arrow nocked.
- Never point a bow towards any person, even in jest.
- Never “dry fire” or shoot a bow that does not have an arrow already nocked.
- Only shoot at the target directly in front of you.
- Never run when holding arrows.
- Only pull arrows from targets with two hands – one gripping the arrow near the point,
the other holding the target.
- Failure to follow these Safety Rules and/or ignore the Code of Conduct will result in immediate removal and escort off the range.