AAP Social: Beginners - Intermediate

Program Type:  Adult Archery Program (AAP)

Program Skill Levels:  Beginner - Intermediate or Social Interests only

Program Coaches:

  1. Coach Paul (Primary)
  2. Coach Lani (Secondary)

Minimum Age Requirement:  19 (MUST be this age at time of 1st CIA session; as this age is part of the “Collegiate” age category, the student may choose to join as or change to be a corresponding AAP group program level member shooting for JOAD pins until the month of their 21st birthday; starting month of their 21st birthday they are REQUIRED to shoot for AAP pins)

Maximum Age Allowance:  none

Classes Are Held: 1st four (4) weekends of every month, unless specifically advised in writing on the primary club website (in the “Monthly Book” section), on Slack in “Announcements” channel and/or advised on the shared group Google Calendar for tournament/event/class schedules.

Date/Time For This Group Specifically:  Friday @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • showing up a 15 minutes earlier then normal class start time is advised to put together or acquire your equipment for a prompt class start
  • showing up 30 minutes earlier then normal class start time on the last class of the month (pin shoot) is HIGHLY advised to ensure the student has equipment put together or acquired and he had done do stretch before starting promptly
  • Out of courtesy for each group’s allotted time on weekends, questions from parents or students should be addressed either before their own group’s class start time or addressed outside of class (email, text, phone, Slack, Zoom, etc) to ensure that the following group has their allowance of required assistance from the Coach as well

PREREQUISITES TO JOIN To “The CIA” & Beginner Rank Level:

  • Completion of an Insurance Waiver and Release
  • Safety Lesson Completed with any USAA Certified Coach / Instructor (verification required)
  • Been invited to join the California Indoor Archer (aka "the CIA") by both Coaches after all the following prerequisites have been met and when there is available space in the AAP Beginner Level Group:
    • successfully adhere to safety protocols and rules of the range at all times and is able to successfully pass a written Entry "Knowledge Quiz" with no less than a score of 85% (or a verbal version of the same quiz)
    • consistently shoot from at least the 20 yard / 18 meter Shooting Line at a 40cm target


REQUIREMENTS TO ADVANCE To Intermediate Rank Level: 

  • ALL prerequisites of Beginning Group Level +
  • Shows good knowledge of "BASIC" archery equipment parts, uses and maintenance
  • Demonstrates good understanding and implementation of the BASIC Level "Steps of Shooting
  • Must have achieved a 4th AAP Indoor Achievement Pin in any USAA sanctioned bow style division (score based - 300 point Indoor Adult round)