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May 10, 2022

USA Archery opens applications for 2022 Club Excellence Program

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Archery is now accepting applications for the 2022 Club Excellence Program.

The Club Excellence Program is a unique 9-month learning experience available to select USA Archery clubs and their coaching staff. The program is structured and appropriate for club leaders and associated coaches wanting to elevate the status of their club and develop athletes to be nationally and internationally competitive. It is also ideal for coaches preparing for Level 3-NTS and Level 4-NTS certification, as well as developing Level 4-NTS coaches.

The program curriculum focuses on developing coaches and clubs through the USA Archery Coach and Club Competencies. These competencies provide a road map for developing quality coaching for both recreational based clubs and clubs focusing on high performance.

Selected clubs can nominate up to two coaches to take part in the program, and selected coaches must be willing to attend 6 monthly virtual training sessions, complete any assignments, and review videos and resources shared. Coaches will also need to record some video of coaching sessions with athletes. Monthly time commitment will be between 3-4 hours total and virtual sessions will be held on Wednesdays between 2pm-5pm ET.

2021 Club Excellence Program Graduates included:



Penn College of Technology

Dustin Bartron

University of Montevallo Archery

Chris Stano

Muskingum University

Craig Holycross

Georgetown College Archery Team

Kenneth Edward McKinney

University of the Cumberlands

Kris Strebeck

Caleb Kirby

Archery LA, LLC

Julie Bergen

Laurence Mo

Nova Archery Club

Dean Villanueva

Paul Dainauskas

Gulf Coast Archery Academy

Bryan Moss

Mary Ellen Minyon

X10 Academy

Jennifer Schneider

Katherine Stiegel

ACE Apaches

John Chandler

Ken Zaydel

Smith Point JOAD

Steven Wnek

Anthony Voskinarian

Georgetown College Archery Head Coach Ed McKinney said of the program: “Every educational opportunity has a positive impact on how I teach and coach. I always find elements that improve my coaching skills. What I received through the Club Excellence program was more than fine tuning skills. For me the experience created a complete paradigm shift in my philosophy and practice of coaching. Each session offered  insights, information, and challenges that absolutely reshaped me and my approach to coaching. I would,without hesitation, strongly recommend Club Excellence to every coach.”

Education and Training Manager, Guy Krueger says, “I’m excited to start our 4th class of the Club Excellence Program. We really want our clubs and coaches to reach their full potential, and each year we see tremendous growth from the coaches and programs involved in this program. The ultimate goal of this program is to see the skills, information, training and best practices shared translate to success on the competition field for these clubs.”

Learn more about the Club Excellence Program including cost, syllabus, application link and club and coach development competencies.

Applications for the 2022 Club Excellence Program are due May 30th. For more information, contact USA Archery Education and Training Manager Guy Krueger at [email protected].

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