Archery academies first began in 2009. Participants walk away with a full knowledge of available programs including USA Archery's Junior Olympic Archery Development, 3-D archery and local resources to get — and keep — youth involved. The focus of these events is to create self-sustaining archery programs.
"Parks and recreation departments play a vital role in getting kids interested in archery, whether it's through after school programs or summer camps," said Jennifer Mazur, coordinator of archery and bowhunting programs for the ATA. "Helping these departments build and strengthen their archery programs will help the ATA achieve our mission of growing archery and bowhunting nationwide."