Our Coaches and Instructors
We are very proud to have 2 Level 3 coaches on staff. Marcy Reese, Foster Thompson, and Emily Blackburn.
Level 3 and 2 coaches have completed the training put forth by USA Archery. The same organization that governs the Olympic Archery Organization. Level 3 coaches are proficient in training the NTS, National Training System for high level coaching.
They are qualified to train Level 1 & Level 2 instructors.We have all been through a complete background check as required by USA Archery.
No other archery shop in Virginia has instructors as qualified as our coaches. All new bow purchases include a complimentary lesson from one of our coaches.
This high level of training will insure you the best archery instruction in the area. We can give you a solid foundation of archery skills to help insure your success for tournaments as well as improve skills for bow hunting.
We have coached many local and National champions and we are very proud of all of our student archers.
Private Lessons-By Appointment
HNS Archery Academy offers a comprehensive array of instructional courses for students at all levels of proficiency. Our certified archery instructors also deliver a wide range of programs and activities tailored to appeal to children, adults and families in a safe and structured environment.
Introductory courses are specifically designed to provide an overview of the available styles of archery available at our facility, allowing you to make an informed decision about your preferred training method and style. We also offer exclusive classes designed to supplement home-school and charter school programs. We provide the equipment for these unique and customized educational programs. Archery Academy encompasses all of our programs from beginner classes to the advanced coaching for high level competitions.
At HNS Archery Academy, we’re aiming for the future. Join us and experience the excitement of archery for yourself and your family.
Beginner Archery Programs-EXPLORE ARCHERY FOR KIDS.
Explore Archery for kids, formerly JOAD Experience, is a program for children to learn the sport of archery. Bows are supplied by us for this class while the child decides if they will like archery.
Children ages 8 through 16 may join this group. Archery skills are learned at the shooters own pace and achievement awards can be earned as they master each skill. Each week new skills are taught & learned.
The program will run 5 weeks. The cost for this program for the 5 weeks is $225 per child and includes range,
Bow Rental & Coaching and any awards the child may earn during the program.
JOAD Experience meets Saturday mornings or Thursday evenings.
Dates and times are posted on our homepage.
Explore Archery for Adults
Explore Archery is a 4 week session for Adults recreational shooters. These convenient evening classes will focus on learning form and biomechanics of archery. Classes are designed for the beginners or those who have no knowledge of archery. Equipment use is included with the class tuition. Groups are small so students get lots of quality coaching from our experienced instructors.
The cost for a 4 Week Session is $150
Class meets on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm till 6:30.
Shooters will have the opportunity to try different types of bows and learn the different shooting styles as well as get a chance to try more advanced equipment and accessories to enhance your shooting experience. Our coaches can answer any questions you have about the sport of archery.
Dates are posted on Home Page
Adult Achievement Club
Adult Achievement Club is for shooters over 18 years of age. Shooters need to have their own equipment. Shooters will be able to compete in Local & Mail In Tournaments as well as any other sanctioned USA Archery Tournaments they may wish to travel to. Achievement pins are earned at scheduled meetings and members can earn pins based on their shooting scores. Adult club meets on Wednesday evenings except the last wednesday of each month. Club dues are $25 a month and this club runs year round.
Level 2 Archery instructor Class.
Learn to teach archery from our USA Archery certified coaches. Level 2 class participants must be 18 years or older and pass a background check. Class is 2 days, (12-16 hours)