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Chula Vista Olympic Training Center: Day 1

We are about to start day two of coaching clinics on the National Training System (NTS) at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center! Monday was fantastic and even Sunday night was full of lecture! I learned rationale and mechanics for set, set-up, draw, and load (steps of NTS process) that I have been eager to…

Archer Accolades

Archer Accolades

We love celebrating the determination, dedication, and resilience of our archers. Archery is not easy. You practice an athletic art that relies on your breath, stillness, and focus, but then you suddenly insert a whole bunch of unknowns…. Who am I standing next to? The lighting is weird in here. Did I remember the right…

Indoor National Archery Championships

Indoor National Archery Championships

Indoor Nationals is an inspiring event and perfect for bringing the family.  Members of the Amherst Archery Junior Olympic Development (JOAD) program and Adult Archery Achievement Program (AAAP) shoot at this event!  Archery tournaments are unique and seeing hundreds of archers from all around New England converge for this event is inspiring.  No reservations needed…

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What are JOAD and AAAP?

In addition to General Group Sessions, Amherst Archery Academy offers both JOAD and AAAP opportunities. JOAD stands for Junior Olympic Archery Development and is for people ages 8 – 20. AAAP stands for Adult Archery Achievement Program and is for people ages 21 – seniors. JOAD and AAAP could be categorized as achievement-based programs in…

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Get more with JOAD/AAAP

Open to all current Amherst Archery students who want to take their training just a little further, JOAD and the AAAP offer a natural progression of instruction. In addition to the fun and focus you already find in the General Group Sessions, JOAD/AAAP offers the following: Instruction follows the National Training System (NTS) model Exposure to and…

Open Range At AAA

Open Range At AAA

Amherst Archery Academy adds Open Range! What’s Open Range? When AAA runs regular group sessions, that are not full to capacity, the remaining spaces at the shooting line will be made available for AAA alum to reserve.  You can choose to come once in a week, twice, thrice, whatever works for you.  Pay as you…

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Zen in the Art of Archery

A book review by Arthur Mange (AAA Archer) Before most of you were born, the German philosopher, Eugen Herrigel, wrote a thoughtful and entertaining book called “Zen in the Art of Archery.” It is small, but it is big: a Google search of “Zen in the Art of Archery” turns up 1,360,000 results! Mr. Herrigel’s…

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AAA in the news with Northfield Public Library

Thank you Rachel Rapkin and The Recorder for covering our FREE event, hosted by Northfield Library. And, of course, thank you, Northfield Public Library, and Programming Director, Matt Atwood, for inviting us to share archery with your families. NORTHFIELD — “Hook, grip, set, draw, anchor,” founder of Amherst Archery Academy Kyle Bissell commanded to a…