Archery Youth Program

Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Program

Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that helps archers to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition!

JOAD offers barebow, recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. JOAD is open to any youth archer aged 8 to 20 and is designed to grow with the youth archer. Introductory JOAD classes teach the fundamentals of proper shooting form; as the young archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques and earn achievement awards. The Island Archers are a part of this JOAD program.  We meet at the BISC archery range.

We are just starting to build an Adapted Archery program for youth and adults.  Individuals with disabilities can learn archery by adapting the shot cycle and equipment to make it optimal for the archer.  Stay tuned!  We are just getting started!

We are also in the midst of a GoFundMe fundraiser to raise funds for mobile archery equipment.  This spring and summer we will be working with the Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation office to offer archery in the parks on Bainbridge.  If you would like to help us get the equipment we need go to:



 Island Archers JOAD

Island Archers JOAD meets every Thursday between 5 and 7pm as well as the second Saturday of every month from 9-11am.

Please note that Island Archers JOAD Club participation is subject Coach approval.  Previous participation in one of our Basic Archery Classes is usually required. If you have any questions about Island Archers JOAD registration please contact Coach Mike through his site which you can find by clicking here  or by email at:

All ranges are open to BISC members and the public.