National News: IWLA Archery Academy Offers Two Levels of Certifications!

archery_credit Amanda Snyder
Whether your chapter is starting an archery program from scratch or expanding one you already run, the key to a successful program is having knowledgeable, certified instructors who can create a safe and fun environment.

To help you do that, the Izaak Walton League and Archery Trade Association (ATA) are co-hosting two new Archery Academies this spring:

April 27-28, 2019: Merrillville, IN

(hosted by the IWLA Indiana Division at the Glen Park Chapter)

May 4-5, 2019: Indianola, IA

(hosted by the IWLA Iowa Division at the Warren County Chapter)

These two-day training sessions will provide participants with Level 1 and Level 2 Archery Instructor certification (as recognized by USA Archery), so you don’t need to already be a certified instructor to attend!

Level 1 instruction includes range safety and setup, the basic steps of shooting, equipment and repair, and lesson plans to use with students at your own range. Level 2 instruction covers enhanced archery teaching techniques, and you will be qualified to train additional Level 1 instructors at  your own chapter and in the community. You’ll also receive introductory training on ATA’s Explore Bowhunting program!

Registration is limited, so reserve your spot today! Visit for more details and to download a registration form. Questions? Email