Author: Cassie Scott
Where can you find networking opportunities, educational seminars, archery-instructor certification courses, and other tools to improve your business? The ATA Trade Show, of course! The 2019 Show is the ATA’s ultimate archery academy, and you can’t afford to miss it.
Reserve your spot and register now to attend the 2019 Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 10 to 12. The Show gives you access to activities, programs and services that help your business grow and prosper. Here’s what to expect this year:
With thousands of archery and bowhunting professionals on site, the ATA Trade Show is a fantastic place to meet peers and new business partners. Talk with retailers, distributors, manufacturers, ATA staff and officials from government agencies and nonprofit organizations to exchange ideas, business tips and insights.
Listen to well-credentialed presenters share their expertise and insights. Photo Credit: ATA
The ATA Academy’s morning seminars offer business solutions that help ATA members grow, learn and profit. Listen to well-credentialed presenters share their expertise and insights about website designs, technical tuning, pro-shop marketing, customer service, coaching kids, managing clubs and many other money-making topics. Attend an ATA Academy seminar each day from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at the 2019 Show to expand your knowledge and your business. Stay tuned for the full lineup of seminar topics.
USA Archery Level 1 Certifications
While you’re attending the Show, get certified as a USA Archery Level 1 archery coach. You’ll save time and money by getting certified at the Show while adding value to your retail shop. Instructor certification boosts your marketing value, provides staff with valuable skills and knowledge, and connects your store to programs that attract and engage new archers.
Participants taking the Level 1 Instructor Certification course are trained to teach beginner programs like Explore Archery. Trainees learn about range safety, range setup, shooting steps, equipment and repair, and programs and lesson plans. They can also receive USA Archery insurance coverage. Enroll now.
You’ll save time and money by getting certified at the Show while adding value to your retail shop. Photo Credit: ATA
USA Archery Level 2 Certifications
If you’re already certified as a Level 1 instructor and offer classes at your shop, you still have room to improve. With Level 2 certification you can grow your business and increase your profits further. You can take the Level 2 course at the 2019 Show, and it’s available at a discounted rate. Plus, it’s tailored to ATA-member retailers, who already know lots about archery.
The Level 2 instructor certification course builds on training and information learned in the Level 1 course, and covers archery events, equipment and accessories, and athlete development. Trainees also learn the National Training System Steps of Shooting for compound and recurve bows. Certified Level 2 instructors can also teach the Level 1 instructor certification course, which generates money by training additional staff or camp counselors. Sign up now.
Scholastic 3-D Archery Certifications
Want to add a next-step archery program to your lineup? The Scholastic 3-D Archery program returns to the ATA Show by popular demand, and it’s available to retailers with Level 2 instructor certification. S3DA is one of the country’s fastest growing youth archery programs. This after-school initiative teaches students 8 to 18 about 3-D shooting, indoor and outdoor target archery, and bowhunting ethics.
Earning an S3DA certification boosts opportunities for pro shops by providing more tools to start archery programs. In turn, S3DA helps youths and young adults learn multiple archery disciplines like bowhunting, competition and advanced programs. Class seats are limited. Click here to register for S3DA instruction.
Take advantage of special Show pricing on ATA ePRO, a software program that helps you manage your range and pro shop while serving customers more effectively and efficiently. Photo Credit: ATA
My ATA Area
Your ATA membership grants you access to the ATA Trade Show, and its many business-boosting programs and services in the My ATA Area.
While you’re there, learn about ATA-member benefits and support programs. Take advantage of special Show pricing on ATA ePRO, a software program that helps you manage your range and pro shop while serving customers more effectively and efficiently. Learn more about ATA Connect, an online discussion community for ATA members; and look into the Retail Council, a group that provides guidance and support to fellow ATA retailers.
You can also obtain the ATA’s Explore Bowhunting or Explore Bowfishing curriculums for your shop and learn how to use ATA’s consumer websites for your benefit. Plus, you’ll find information on ATA’s store locator, ongoing legislative efforts, the Deer Protection Program and much more.
New this year: My ATA Coffee Talks. ATA members can meet with ATA staff over coffee to learn more about the Retail Council’s efforts and other ATA initiatives.
ATA staff strive to make the ATA Show the ultimate archery academy. With so many things to do and learn, you won’t want to miss anything. Go online now to register for the 2019 ATA Trade Show, book your hotel room, and enroll in an archery-instructor certification class. Remember, you must be an ATA member to participate. Renew your membership or join the ATA. Then register for the Show!
Don’t forget to book your hotel room in the ATA block, which provides Trade Show discounts, free shuttles to the Show, and close proximity to other attendees. The deadline to book rooms through the ATA is Dec. 13. To reserve 10 or more rooms, file your rooming list by Nov. 5.
If you have questions, please contact the ATA Trade Show, business and membership office toll-free at (866) 266-2776, option 1 for assistance.