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February 10, 2021

USA Archery Congratulates Club Excellence Program Graduates and Opens Registration for the 2021 Program


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – USA Archery would like to congratulate the following clubs and coaches for graduating from the 2020 Club Excellence Program:

Club Name

Coach 1

Coach 2

Archers of Alfred State Gregory S Sammons
Arkansas State University Archery Spencer Bradley Ashton Brown
Liberty Universtiy Archery Beenjamin Summers
Lindsey Wilson College Mark Elam Hannah Roy
Trojan Archery at the University of Southern California Terri Ashely-MacQuarrie Daniel Kwasniewski
University of Pikeville Ellie Yocum  
Blaze Sports Archery Chris Clayton Tackett Shantelle Mitchell
Corner Kidz AZ Jr Olympians Rhonda Crabtree Kenneth Brunko
Elite Archery of Augusta Howard Solki Jr.
Hoot & Holler Training Academy Kenneth Hemphill Kathleen Hemphill
Itaca Archery Charles Rendleman Jenni Kivisild
North Side Archery Club Brent Harmon Diego Torres
Pioneer JOAD Frank Schackart
Rising Phoenix Archery Frank Cherro Bryan Young
Sattva Center for Archery Training Kyle Bissell SerahRose Bissell
Tejas JOAD Archery Amy Brooke Witt Terry Witt
Wasting Arrows Lystra Pitts John Morgan

The Club Excellence Program is a unique 9-month learning experience available to select USA Archery clubsand their coaching staff. The program is customized for club leaders and coaches wanting to elevate the status of their club and develop athletes to be nationally and internationally competitive. It is ideal for Instructors and Coaches looking to prepare for Level 3-NTS and Level 4-NTS Coach Certification and to further develop current Level 4-NTS Coaches.

Charles Rendelman, a graduating coach said, “Participating in the Club Excellence program has been a transformative experience for Ithaca Archery. The practical exercises set our program up for success creating a community and culture of growth and learning. We were privileged to work with Education and Training Manager, Guy Krueger who was generous with his time and resources. Through this experience we have become invested in practicing and applying the lessons learned through Club Excellence, are continuing to see the benefits multiply and are looking forward to a positive trajectory.”

The program also helps prepare coaches for the Level 4-NTS Coach Course. Of the graduating coaches, five went on to successfully complete the Level 4-NTS certification in 2020.

USA Archery is now accepting applications for the 2021 Club Excellence Program. 

The program curriculum focuses on developing coaches and clubs through the USA Archery Coach and Club Competencies. These competencies provide a road map for developing quality coaching for both recreational based clubs and clubs focusing on high performance. Selected clubs can nominate up to two coaches to take part in the program, and selected coaches must be willing to further develop within the USA Archery Coach Competencies and attend monthly virtual training sessions.

Education and Training Manager, Guy Krueger says, “I’m excited to start our 3rd cohort of the Club Excellence Program. We really want our clubs and coaches to reach their full potential, and each year we see tremendous growth from the coaches and programs involved in this program. The ultimate goal of this program is to see the information, training and best practices shared translate to success on the competition field for these clubs.”

Learn more about the Club Excellence Program including cost, syllabus, application link and club and coach development competencies.

Applications for the 2021 Club Excellence Program are due February 24th. For more information, contact USA Archery Education and Training Manager Guy Krueger at [email protected].

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