Instructor & Coach Certification Courses
Take your archery teaching skills to the next level.
Archery Instructors and Coaches are the foundation of archery programs, camps, and the athlete development. Obtaining a certification provides you with valuable knowledge, hands-on skill, and boosts the marketing value of your program. USA Archery, the National Field Archery Association(NFAA), and the Archery Shooters Association(ASA), jointly recognize all certification levels.
The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center will be hosting Level 1 and 2 Instructor Certification Courses (October 26th-27th 2019)
Level 3 NTS Coach Certification Courses (November 8th-10th 2019)
Safesport Training (Free online)
USA Archery Background Screening (cost associated)
Course Cost: $80 for Level 1, $150 for Level 2 (cost covers both days)
Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Course cost includes lunch and snacks
NFAA/USAA/ASA Archery Level 3-NTS Coach Certification
May 24-26, 2019
November 8-10, 2019
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/plans, equipment tuning, and receive advanced instruction on the National Training System (NTS) for Recurve and Compound.
Minimum age is 19
Must hold a current Level 2 Instructor certification for a period of one year.
Or verify 3 years of documented archery instructor/coaching experience.
Course Cost: $250, course includes lunch and snacks
**Please note: if dates do not work for your schedule, the Archery Center can schedule an additional certification course with 4 or more interested candidates. For more information contact course admin: Coach Jos at 605-260-9282,
Best Western Kelly Inn (ask for Easton Archery Center discount)
1607 SD-50, Yankton, SD 57078
2410 Broadway Ave, Yankton, SD 57078
Holiday Inn Express
2607 Broadway Ave, Yankton, SD 57078
611 W 23rd St, Yankton, SD 57078
NFAA/USA/ASA Archery Level 1 & 2 Instructor Certification
October 26-27, 2019
Candidates interested in the Level 1 certification can only receive their certification by attending the Saturday portion of the course. The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range. Level 1 certification also ensures that minimum standards for archery instruction are consistently taught; to provide for the safety and enjoyment of the participants, instructors, and spectators. Level 1 Instructors are well prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities in a variety of both indoor and outdoor settings. Level 1 instructors are trained in the disciplines of target, field, and 3-D archery. The Level 1 instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs, and lesson plans.
The Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course includes the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course, and provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting. For both recurve and compound bows, equipment, accessory setup, athlete development, and events. Level 2 also qualifies a students to teach the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course. Graduates of the Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course are well prepared to serve as the lead instructor for long-term archery programs. Programs such as Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program, Collegiate Archery Program clubs, as well as the Explore Archery program.
Certification Requirements for Level 1
Minimum age: 15
Certification Requirements for Level 2
Minimum age: 18