League Chapters Aim to Increase Engagement Through Archery

Archery_credit Lois Green

Chapters across the country are turning to archery to engage youth and adults in the outdoors, provide opportunities to participate in recreational shooting sports, and introduce people to the League.

The key to a successful archery program — whether you’re starting from scratch or expanding an existing program — is having knowledgeable, certified instructors who can create a safe and fun environment.

The League held an Archery Academy in July after our national convention in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to provide Level 2 Archery Instructor certification to interested chapter and division representatives. We developed this accelerated, one-day training session in conjunction with the Archery Trade Association (ATA).

League members from California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin attended the training — and left with the tools and knowledge needed to develop beginning and intermediate archery and bow hunting programs. The training event was so successful that we scheduled a second one at the League’s national headquarters in October and hope to host additional trainings in the future.