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The Level 5 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 Coaches have the highest knowledge of the NTS and have shown experience with applying the NTS through their coaching.

Course Information

Course Length: Self-paced, independent course.

Course Cost: N/A

Certification Period: Three years from the date of course completion


  • Minimum age is 23
  • Must be a current Level 4  Coach for a period of two years

Certification Requirements

*NFAA Partner Membership is authorized.

  • Must pass an interview with National Head Coach where your NTS knowledge will be evaluated
  • Must participate in and provide practical supervision in NTS through the Coach Observer Program
  • Serve as a Coach for the Regional Elite Development Program, Junior Olympic Archery Development, Para High Performance Camp or Resident Athlete program
  • Have personally coached three or more archers to one or more of the following:
  1. JOAD National podium place
  2. Collegiate National podium place
  3. Cadet USAT top-10 ranking
  4. Jr. USAT top-10 ranking
  5. Sr. USAT top-10 ranking, or
  6. Olympic, World or International team member
  • Travel as Coach and/or Team Leader to two or more international events as a Level 5 candidate or assist with teaching the Level 4 Coach Course


*A USA Archery Temporary, Recreational, and/or Youth Membership will not satisfy the membership requirement.

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

Find Out How to Apply

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

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