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) 

Membership to USA Archery, National Field Archery Association (NFAA) or Archery Shooters
Association (ASA)
 (cost associated)

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.

Certification Requirements

Membership to USA Archery*, the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) or American Shooter Association (ASA) (cost associated)

USA Archery Background Screening (cost associated)

SafeSport Training (free online)

Must successfully complete the Mental Management 101 Course (Effective January 1, 2016) (cost associated)

Course Cost: $250, course includes lunch and snacks

Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm



**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,


Learn more about the Course Instructor- Coach Jos here.

Local Hotels

Best Western Kelly Inn (ask for Easton Archery Center discount)

1607 SD-50, Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 260-9282

Days Inn

2410 Broadway Ave, Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 665-8717

Holiday Inn Express

2607 Broadway Ave, Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 665-3177

Econo Lodge

611 W 23rd St, Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 689-3400

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

Contact Us

800 Archery Lane

Yankton, SD 57078


Monday-Friday 9am-8pm

Saturday 9am-6pm

Sunday 12pm-6pm

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