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Archery Instructor Certification Training-Latgawa

Archery Instructor Certification Training-Latgawa

Dates: April 27 - April 28, 2015
Location: Camp Latgawa

Ages: Minimum age 15 for Level 1 / Minimum age 18 for Level 2
Grades: Senior High
Fee: $80 for Level 1 (9-hour course); $150 for combined Level 1-2 (14-hour course)
Leader(s): Lisa Marie Ryder and Sue Palsbo
Status: Accepting Registrations

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These courses will cover basic and intermediate shooting techniques, safety considerations, range set-up, equipment set-up and repair, fitting equipment to archers, archery program management, teaching techniques.

The Level 2 course will cover how to teach the Level 1 course. Level 2 Instructors are certified to teach Level 1 instructor courses. Both certifications are valid for three years.

Level 1 instructors will receive their cards immediately after passing the exam at the end of class. Level 2 instructors will have to join USA Archery or NFAA ($50 or $35 annual membership fee, respectively); complete the free on-line “SafeSport” training program; and pay about $19 for a national background check administered by USA Archery’s and NFAA’s insurer. Level 2 instructors will receive their cards in the mail from the national headquarters. You can do these three things (membership, SafeSport, and background check) before the archery certification course.

Included: national certification books; DVD with copy of all the lecture slides and videos, as well as additional resource material; handouts with each slide so you can follow along and take notes; all archery equipment you need for the class; and the national exam. Meals provided in the course fee include lunch Monday (and Tuesday if participating in Level 2).

Optional: Participants are invited to stay overnight and enjoy additional meals at camp for an additional fee. Overnight accommodation includes double-occupancy rooms with bathrooms down the hall. Options include:

  • $28 - Overnight lodging Sunday, plus breakfast Monday
  • $67 - Overnight lodging Sunday and Monday, and all meals (breakfast Monday through lunch Tuesday).

Overnight participants should bring their own sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and other incidentals.

Day/Time:      Monday, April 27– Tuesday, April 28
  We start each day at 9 AM and run all day (probably till 6 PM).
  Level 1 is just one day (Monday); Level 2 is BOTH days.
  Organizer:     Camp Latgawa
  13250 South Fork Little Butte Creek Road
  Eagle Point, OR 97524

Instructor:      Sue Palsbo
  USA Archery Level III Coach
  Club Administrator, Archery Club of Eugene/Springfield

Sue Palsbo, PhD – Sue took up archery at age 50 and prefers the challenge of shooting barebow longbows and recurves. She has taught several hundred beginners of all ages for 7 years, including people with activity limitations. Sue’s professional career included 5 years as a senior researcher at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington DC. Sue emphasizes archery biomechanics, the NTS shot process,  and mental focus. Her goal is to have each person shoot the best they can,  mastering the equipment they choose to shoot. She is certified as a Level 3 NTS coach (recurve).