Youth ages 8 and older may join one of our Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) groups, the Carolina Bullseyes, based on availability and prior approval. These programs are split into two separate age groups: one is for ages 8-11 and the other is for ages 12 and up. Both age groups meet indoors weekly at 7711 Welborn, Suite 109.
Youth archers need to have basic archery skills and range safety knowledge before they will be allowed to shoot in a group setting. This may require that an archer take one or more private archery lessons before being considered for youth group membership. These private lessons ensure safety for everyone.
Youth program sessions focus on proper archery techniques, consistency and safety. Sessions vary and may sometimes include games and other archery-related activities.
Additionally, optional archery-related field trips are sometimes offered to our youth groups. The group took a field trip to Meishin Kyudojo in Apex for a Japanese Archery demonstration. A field trip to the outdoor archery range at Durham County Wildlife Club (near RTP) was also taken.
Session fees are payable in advance (4 session minimum). Youth may attend sessions as their schedules permit. Pre-paid session fees are “debited” only to sessions they attend. The most cost-efficient way to participate is with your own equipment, though equipment may be rented on-site.
Contact Lifetime Archery for information on cost and availability.