Summer Day Programs for Youth and Teens
Summer Day Programs at Amherst Archery Academy are rich with opportunities to explore all aspects of archery. Summer Day Programs are truly an immersion experience in archery.
General Archery Day Program
Ideal for ages 9-15, run from 8:30 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. This is not your average archery-at-camp experience! Receive exceptional instruction by instructors and coaches that focus on archery – year round – and are dedicated to helping your child learn to love archery. Program taught by Amherst Archery Level 1 and 2 coaches with direction from Owner Coach Kyle. Games, archery tic-tac-toe, learning the shooting sequence, and more.
Morning activities involve: introduction games and icebreakers; warm ups include using stretch bands to practice and refine archery form; video analysis of the archers for those visual learners; blank-bale archery; shooting arrows, coaching and more. Summer Programs at AAA involve deep levels of focus balanced with periods of fun physical frolicking in a professional atmosphere.
Afternoon programming includes an ongoing Summer Youth Tournament; coaching, archery games, and fee-shoot. Art projects related to archery, such as making your own target or doing ARTchery may also be included as part of the program!
NEW!! Archer Athlete Development Day Program
The Archer Athlete Development Program is ideal for those youths and teens who have an inner ignition that just can’t be quenched. They are looking for something more from their archery performance, they demand more from their bodies and minds, and they need something more from their coaching. The Summer Archer Athlete Development Program is for archers who are willing to put in the dedication and deep practice needed for skill development. Do not sign your child up for this summer program without their enthusiasm!
The Archer Athlete Development Program is taught by Owner and Level IV Coach, Kyle Bissell
Aerobic fitness, cardiovascular fitness, strength training, nutrition and hydration, distraction training, focus training, mental toughness, bow tuning, indoor and outdoor shooting, detailed exposure to the National Training System – these will make up the foundation of what athletes will cover during this week long intensive.
The Archer Athlete Development Program runs Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 3:00pm. This program is for archers ages 10-15.
The Two Programs Compared
General Archer – 8:30am – 3:00pm. Ages 9-15. Exceptional level I and II instruction, fun games, introduction to NTS, creative archery activities, crafts, and games.
Athlete Development – 8:30am – 3:00pm. Ages 10-15. Exceptional Olympic-level coaching in NTS. Cardio, strength, nutrition, and mental toughness training.
Enroll for the entire week. We provide all the equipment. You provide the food and beverage.
Is the session you want full? We can add you to our waitlist! Scroll down to the bottom of the list of sessions and you will see a WAITLIST option. You will be asked for specific dates when you checkout.
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