The NASP BAI certification and Youth Camp Archery Instructor Series focus on teaching the sport of archery to the youth of Texas. Upon completion of these classes, you will receive a national youth archery instructor certification, understand and demonstrate youth archery teaching methods, receive hands-on practice running the range with young archers, and gain confidence opening archery ranges serving area youth in a fun and safe manner. The BAI certification is required by Texas Archery Academy for all our range officers and Archery Park instructors.
Classes are held at Texas Archery Academy 600 Accent Drive, Plano, TX 75075
NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) certification designed to teach International style target archery for 4th-12th grades. Core content covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, core strengthening physical fitness and self-improvement.
Fee: $100 – for NASP BAI class only (FREE for school teachers sponsored by Outdoor Adventures or NASP)
Camp Archery Instructor
This class builds on the NASP teaching methods, range procedures, and standard equipment. Now you will learn techniques to tailor the program to your camp setting. You will also get hands-on practice running the range with young archers.
Prerequisite: NASP Basic Archery Instructor (BAI)
Fee: $100. ($75, if you register BAI Class at the same time.)
Youth Camp Archery Basics for Camp Directors
Do you want to add archery to your camp activities this summer? Attend Youth Camp Archery Basics. This class is meant for Program and Camp Directors and covers the following:
*basic youth camp archery equipment
*scheduling options for the camp setting
*Where to get equipment
*Setting your archery guidelines
Instructor Series presented by:
This series of classes is presented by Lisa and Boyd Gackle. These classes were developed and fine-tuned over the past 15 years for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. The program was started in 1998 with one archery range and 2 archery instructors. Today the program has 6 permanent ranges open year-round. Archery is offered all summer at resident camps for thousands of Girl Scouts. Additionally, we train the range staff and program staff for 10 local Girl Scout Day Camps. These camps are staffed by volunteers who offer archery daily for over 1,900 Girl Scouts over a 4 week period.
Lisa has 6 years experience teaching the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) Basic Archery Instructor class. She has trained over 130 basic archery instructors in this area. She also holds archery certifications from Boy Scouts of America (Level I and Level II), and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Lisa and Boyd started the archery program for the 51,000 members of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas in 1998.
Boyd holds archery certifications from the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) as a Basic Archery Instructor, and Boy Scouts of America (Level I and Level II).
Archery Program for Summer Camps: Onsite review of program/range and train the counselors
Available by appointment contact Clint Montgomery
USA Archery – Level 1 and Level 2 Archery Instructor
TXAA offers USA Archery, Archery Instructor Level 1 and Level 2 training classes on a Saturday-Sunday schedule. These two classes will prepare you to teach archery to others in our community. There are ten seats open for the class. Class is taught by Regional Coach Tony Fontana. Cost is $175.
- Membership in USA Archery (additional fee $50.00 )
- Successful national background check. (additional fee $18.00)
To reserve a seat email us at email@example.com.
Level 1 Archery Instructor (Saturday).
Level 2 Archery Instructor (Sunday). You may skip the Level 1 class, if you have Previous Basic Archery Instructor training, or have at least 6-months experience in the sport of archery (know how to shoot, be a range officer, etc and can pass the Level 1 test).
A Level 2 Instructor will be working in a more established archery program such as J.O.A.D., A.S.A.P., college clubs and local clubs with beginner to intermediate level archers. Teaching focuses on the National Training System to develop Olymipic style target archery. Level 2 Instructors must have a background screening and are eligible for insurance benefits. Persons taking the course will work with the TXAA’s Regional Coach for up to 12 hours to gain practical experience teaching Intermediate Archery skills.
Course Content: Basic shooting steps, introduce NTS (National Training System) intermediate shooting steps, safety, range set-up, equipment setup and repair, fitting equipment to an archer, how to teach archery students.
Length of Course: 8 hours of class time with up to 12 hours practical experience teaching