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Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course

Level 3-NTS Coach - 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 (NTS) for Recurve and Compound.

Certification Period: Three years from the date of course completion


  • Minimum age is 19
  • Must hold a current Level 2 Instructor certification for a period of one year OR
  • Pass the Level 3 Test-in Exam* AND
  • Verify 3 years of documented archery instructor/coaching experience
  • Mental Management 101

Certification Requirements:

  • Membership to USA Archery*, the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) or Archery Shooters Association (ASA)
  • USA Archery Background Screening
  • SafeSport Training
  • Must successfully complete the Mental Management 101 Course (Effective January 1, 2016)


  • Qualified to instruct Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor Certification Courses
  • Eligible to apply for Level 2 Instructor Trainer Certification
  • Qualified to be the lead Instructor for an Explore Archery Program, JOAD Program, Adult Archery Program and/or Collegiate Archery Program Club** 
  • Eligible for USA Archery insurance coverage. See USA Archery Insurance page for requirements**.

  • You must also take the following course:

    Mental Management® 101 Course Cost: $50
    Required for: Level 3-NTS, Level 4-NTS, and Level 5-NTS
    This online self-paced course is designed for coaches, parents and athletes who have discovered that no sport can be mastered without attention to the mental game and will teach techniques to reduce mental error.  This course also includes common sense coaching guidelines that all coaches can use. The course will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
  • Certification period: Three years
  • Please note: No certification will be processed without membership and a successful background screen. You may go to the USA Archery Web site and take care of these requirements a head of time. It will help process your certification quicker.

*Instructors or coaches may also test-in to the Level 3-NTS 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 and/or ASA membership will not satisfy the membership requirement.


Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course


4500 S Basha Rd, Chandler, Arizona, United States of America, 85248


[email protected]


+1 480-459-9790

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