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USA Archery Online Level 3 Coach Course

This course is for new Level 3-NTS Coaches and is NOT for RENEWAL.

The Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course 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.

During this course, students will learn and demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  1. Quality Coaching
  2. Coaching Ethics and Leadership
  3. The Learning Process
  4. Coaching Methods for Improved Motor Learning
  5. Correction and Feedback Methods
  6. The National Training System
  7. The National Training System - Recurve
  8. The National Training System - Compound
  9. The Mental Process
  10. Movement Analysis
  11. Training Theory
  12. Practice Session Planning, Execution and Design
  13. Athlete Development
  14. Coaching Philosophy
  15. Coach Development

Prior to registering for the course, instructors must have current U.S. Center for SafeSport training, current USA Archery Background Screen, and a current USA Archery or National Field Archery Association membership.

Level 3-NTS Certification Prerequisites

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


  • Full Adult Membership(USAA or NFAA required)
  • Current USA Archery Background Screen through your account($35 for domestic/$205 for most international)
  • Current Center for SafeSport Training through your account
  • Register for and Complete the Online Course - Cost $100
  • Register for and Complete the in-person Practical Course: approximately 16 Hours
  • Practical Course Cost: Varies depending on Instruction
  • Certification Period: Three years from the date of the course completion

To Complete Registration:

  • Click "Add New Entry” on the next page
  • Select "Add" to the right of your name
  • Follow the prompts to check out
  • You will see "Complete" next to your name when registration is done
  • Watch this video if you have trouble registering: How to Register for Courses

After that you will access the course and will need to complete the online course prior to the practical course. Determine if you are in the full screen view or minimized mobile view. If you are in the full screen view, you will see a column of options on the left. If your screen is minimize, on a tablet or mobile device you will see the mobile view.

Full Screen View - Watch this video How to Access the Online Course on Desktop Devices

  • Click “Members” top left
  • Click anywhere on your member box that pops up to the right.
  • Scroll down the secondary column under your name and select "Access USA Archery Education Hub”
  • This will take you directly to the course.

Mobile View - Watch this video - How to Access the Online Course on Mobile Devices

  • Click "View" on your member box
  • Click "Profile" at the top
  • Scroll down the secondary menu on the left and select “Access USA Archery Education Hub”
  • The course is self-paced, you can start, stop and continue where you left off anytime.
  • To access the course again, login to your account at, and follow the instructions above.

Please note that once you complete the online course, you will need to register for the Practical Course. To find a practical course, please search the USA Archery Practical Course Locator or search our Coach Locator by Type - Instructor Trainer. You can contact current certified Instructor Trainers and request a practical.

Refund Policy

Refunds requested prior to the start of the course will be provided for the registration fee minus any Stripe Processing fees. Refunds will not be provided after a course has been started.


Level 3NTS Coach Certification Online Course




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