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Instructor and Coach Certification Programs

Archery Instructors and Coaches are the foundation of USA Archery's programs, camps and the athlete development pipeline. Obtaining a certification not only provides you with valuable knowledge and hands-on skills, but also boosts the marketing value of your program. USA Archery, the National Field Archery Association and the Archery Shooters Association jointly recognize all certification levels.

For more information on Coach Certification programs, contact USA Archery at certifications@usarchery.org or (719) 866-3451.

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Level 1 Instructor Certification

The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range. The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs and lesson plans and is well prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities in a variety of disciplines.

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Level 2 Instructor Certification

The Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course includes the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course and provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory setup, athlete development and events as well as qualifies students to teach the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course.

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Level 2 Instructor Trainer Certification

The Level 2 Instructor Trainer certification is an additional certification current USA Archery Level 2 instructor’s and higher-level coaches may apply for if they would like to be eligible to teach the Level 2 Instructor course. The goal of the Level 2 Instructor Trainer certification program ensures USA Archery Level 1 and Level 2 instructor certification courses are taught in a safe and consistent manner nationwide.

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Level 3 NTS Coach Certification

The Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course moves away from a group instruction and focuses on individual athlete development. Students in the Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course will be introduced to coaching philosophy, event preparation, mental skills, training cycles and plans, equipment tuning and receive advanced instruction on the National Training System for Recurve and Compound.

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Level 3 NTS Coach Trainer Certification

The Level 3-NTS Coach Trainer certification is an additional certification current USA Archery Level 4-NTS and Level 5-NTS coaches may acquire if they would like to be eligible to teach the Level 3-NTS Coach course. The goal of the Level 3-NTS Coach Trainer certification program is to ensure USA Archery Level 3-NTS Coach certification courses are taught in a safe and consistent manner nationwide.

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Level 4 NTS Coach Certification

The Level 4-NTS Coach Certification Course is designed to help Level 3-NTS Coaches advance coaching skills and become eligible for USA Archery National Development Programs and International Team Staff positions. The Level 4-NTS Coach course provides education and training on coaching, communication, sports science in archery, psychology and biomechanics with a large emphasis on the National Training System.

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Level 5 NTS Coach Certification

The Level 5-NTS Coach Certification Course is a self-paced, independent course which highlights the candidate's ability to coach archers to a high-performance level of achievement using the National Training System (NTS). Level 5-NTS Coaches have the highest knowledge of the NTS and have shown experience with applying the NTS through their coaching.

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Coaching Certification Schedule

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National Symposium

For more information on Coach Certification programs, contact USA Archery at certifications@usarchery.org or (719) 866-3451.

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