Seminars

Seminars are hour-long classes that help attendees learn, grow and prosper from the expertise of skilled presenters who share information and take questions from the audience.

ATA 2021 Trade Show Update



Despite the combined efforts of the Archery Trade Association Board of Directors, staff and the city of Indianapolis, your ATA Board of Directors made the tough decision to cancel the in-person 2021 ATA Trade Show, scheduled to take place Jan. 7-9, 2021, in Indianapolis.

As your ATA starts to shift focus, we’ll communicate updates regarding next steps, including virtual plans and offerings. ATA members should check their inboxes in the coming weeks for information regarding:
- Virtual education opportunities
- Virtual Show specials
- Virtual Impact Awards

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021

Online Archery Education and Coaching



Frank McDonough and Larry Wise - International Archery Institute
9:00 am - 10:00 am
The archery learning process never ends, especially when you're employed within the industry. This presentation will cover concepts of virtual coaching and training, and explain the benefits for bow technicians, coaches, and athletes alike to continue pursuing continuing education and knowledge to better serve their shooters and customers.

Getting Ready for the Vegas Shoot 2021



TBD - NFAA
10:15 am - 11:15 am
TBD

Archery Injuries: Tips on Prevention, Rehab, and Keeping Archers Shooting Throughout Their Lives



Preston Ward - MTN PHYSIO
11:30 am -12:30 pm
Learn about the current trends and likelihood of musculoskeletal injury in the sport of archery, how to avoid injuries, and how to stay fit and healthy. With this knowledge, archers can continue to participate in the sport of archery into their senior years.

Shooting With GRIV - The Secrets of Archery Form



George Ryals IV - Last Chance Archery/Archery Learning Center
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
GRIV will walk you through the important parts of archery form and explain why we do it the way we do and describe how it creates the most stable aim and crisp release. Good form will not only keep archers injury free and allow them to shoot their entire life, it will also keep their scores consistently higher.

Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

Learn the Benefits of Buy Group Membership



Julie Cerza and Kelly Kelly - NBS and NABA
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Learn the advantages of working together with like minded businesses to remain relevant in the ever changing world of retail. This session will be a collaborative presentation between NBS and NABA and inlcude a panel discussion on the benefits of buy group membership.

Online Archery Education and Coaching



Frank McDonough and Larry Wise - International Archery Institute
8:00 am - 9:00 am
The archery learning process never ends, especially when you're employed within the industry. This presentation will cover concepts of virtual coaching and training, and explain the benefits for bow technicians, coaches, and athletes alike to continue pursuing continuing education and knowledge to better serve their shooters and customers.

What is S3DA and How Can it Benefit Retailers?



Holly Helton and Jennie Richards - S3DA
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Attendees will receive information that they can use to start an S3DA club within their retail location in order to promote archery, create lifetime customers, and increase profits. We will also cover how to become a certified S3DA coach, how to recruit members, and how to participate in regional, state, and national events.

Shooting With GRIV - The Secrets of Archery Form



George Ryals IV - Last Chance Archery/Archery Learning Center
8:00 am - 9:00 am
GRIV will walk you through the important parts of archery form and explain why we do it the way we do and describe how it creates the most stable aim and crisp release. Good form will not only keep archers injury free and allow them to shoot their entire life, it will also keep their scores consistently higher.

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021

Archery Injuries: Tips on Prevention, Rehab, and Keeping Archers Shooting Throughout Their Lives



Preston Ward - Mountain Physio
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Learn about the current trends and likelihood of musculoskeletal injury in the sport of archery, how to avoid injuries, and how to stay fit and healthy. With this knowledge, archers can continue to participate in the sport of archery into their senior years.

Brand Evaluation: Is Your Brand Working Hard Enough?



Chris Sprangers - Shine United
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Learn how to assess your brand and make sure it's creating real value for your business. Shine United will help ATA members understand how to look at their brand objectively, provide some basic tools to determine its effectiveness, and ultimately get to a place where your brand is a tool for generating sales and awareness within the archery market.

What is the ARRO Buying group and what does it take to join?



Deb Colgrove - ARRO
8:00 am - 9:00 am
An open discussion to help retailers and manufacturers understand the strength that comes from the power of numbers, the benefits of industry support within a group, and the rewards that go along with it. This presentation will answer questions about how ARRO works as a member owned buying group and its benefits.

Simple Steps to Starting Your Own Mentoring Program



Josh Gold - ATA
8:00 am - 9:00 am
TBD

Building a Better Arrow for Penetration & Accuracy



Tim Gillingham - Gold Tip
8:00 am - 9:00 am
This session will cover how to pick the proper arrow for your hunting needs and give you the tools to help your customers understand the pros and cons associated with weight and speed. We'll also briefly cover the process of fitting your customer for tournament arrows and factors that need to be considered for optimal performance.