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The Level 3 Coach Certification Courses focuses on developing coaches who are capable of utilizing evidence based coaching and teaching methods, understand the finer details and concepts of the National Training System for both Recurve and Compound, and provide organized and effective training programs. 

Students in the Level 3 Coach Certification Courses will be introduced to quality coaching, motor learning theory, coaching methods, feedback methods, the National Training System for Compound and Recurve, the mental process, movement analysis, training theory and design, athlete development, coaching philosophy and coach development. 

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Course Information

Course Length: Online Course - 6-8 hours, in person practical course - approximately 16 hours (Dependent on class size)

Course Cost: $100 for the Level 3 Online Course plus Level 3 Practical Course Cost(Varies depending on Instructor)

Certification Period: Three years from the date of course completion


  • Minimum age is 19
  • Must hold a current Level 2 Instructor certification

OR pass the online USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification Course* AND Verify 3 years of documented archery instructor/coaching experience

Certification Requirements

  • Membership to USA Archery* or the National Field Archery Association (NFAA)
  • USA Archery Background Screening
  • Center for SafeSport Training


*Instructors or coaches may also test-in to the Level 3  course if they are not a Level 2 USA Archery Instructor if in addition to the prerequisites, at least one of the following must be met:

  1. Competed in the Olympics, Paralympics or World Championships
  2. Trained in the USA Archery Resident Athlete Program or
  3. Current Level 3 or Level 4 Coach

**USA Archery membership required; NFAA membership will not satisfy the membership requirement.

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For more information on Coach Certification programs, contact USA Archery at [email protected] or (719) 866-3451.

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