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USA Archery and the National Alliance for the Development of Archery (NADA) have announced a restructure plan. In an effort to streamline the delivery of introductory coaching and outreach programs, all duties previously administered by NADA related to coach certification, outreach and equipment sales will be run under the USA Archery umbrella effective Jan. 1st, 2011.
Under this realigned structure, former NADA employees Darin Erskine, Peggy Butler and Joseph Garrett will convert to USA Archery staff, but will continue to work from the Easton Archery Facility in Newberry, Fla. Coaches looking to set up Basic, Intermediate and Community Coach Courses or who are interested in purchasing equipment kits will continue to contact the same phone number as before. Instructor and Coach Certifications will still be recognized by both USA Archery and the National Field Archery Association.
Additionally, under this restructuring, USA Archery is expected to have more direct representation to key outreach groups including the National Recreation and Parks Administration, American Camp Association, 4H, Boy Scouts and other introductory archery programs. This will allow the organization to better reach its target audience for grassroots development. Commenting on the collective agreement NADA's executive director Doug Engh noted, "We feel good about this change for long-term growth in archery; it will allow for a smoother transition from introduction to the sport to a long-term commitment to archery."
NADA executive director, Doug Engh, will move into a full-time position with the Easton Sports Development Foundation in the management of the Easton Archery Facility in Newberry, Fla. USA Archery's national headquarters will continue to operate at its current location in Colorado Springs, Colo.
"I believe this restructure will allow us to serve our membership better," says Denise Parker, USA Archery CEO. "It eliminates a need to transfer a coach or archer from one organization to another during their development. It will also increase our ability and effectiveness in communicating opportunities to our membership."
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