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Elite Archery Academy

Dates

June 20 – 23

Registration Fees

Commuter:  $395
Overnight:   $395 + $85

Registration Deadline

June 10

Contact Holly Edgar @ 912-478-7732 for availability

The Elite Archery Academy will be led by USA Archery Level 5 NTS Coach Dee Falks, with the assistance from Level 4 and 3 NTS Coaches. The Academy is tailored to current competition archers that want to continue to improve their scores and tournament success. Archers will receive evaluation, critique, instruction and encouragement on form, shooting, mental management and more. Archers will be expected to come prepared in advance to shoot approximately 200 arrows per day. Campers will have the opportunity to live on campus or commute; shoot in the new, state of the art, Shooting Sports Education Center; take part in swimming and rock climbing activities at the Recreation Activity Center and meet other archers from the Southeast.


Additional Information

Equipment

Campers will need to bring all necessary archery equipment to include bow, arrows, safety equipment and anything else needed for instruction and competition.

In the event of an equipment malfunction, we will have equipment available for the archer to continue. There is also a archery pro shop in the facility for Coaches to perform equipment adjustments.

Facilities

Camp will be held at Georgia Southern University’s Shooting Sports Education Center. The facilities feature both indoor and outdoor training areas.

3271 Old Register Road
Statesboro, GA 30458

Housing

Resident campers will stay in one of the outstanding, air-conditioned University Housing facilities on campus. Each camper will have double occupancy room with a shared bath. Roommate requests will be accepted. The residence hall clubhouse will have TV’s with video games available for checkout. Campers will be responsible for providing bed linens (twin extra-long bed), blanket, pillow, towels, toiletries and any other items to make their stay comfortable. The rooms will not be equipped with a television and telephone. Internet access is available in the room with the camper providing their own computer and Ethernet cable.

Meals

For resident campers, a nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided by Food Services in one of the campus dining facilities. Commuter campers will be provided lunch in the dining facility. Snacks will be provided for all throughout the camp day.

Commuter Drop-off/Pick-up

Please see the daily schedule for the drop off and pick up times.

Accommodations

If special or reasonable accommodations are needed, please contact Holly Edgar in advance to discuss them prior to arrival.

Communication

All information with registered campers will be provided through e-mail to the address provided in the registration materials. Please ensure this address is accurate and that you check it often between registration and the start of camp.

Camp Counselors

Counselors act as a guardian while your child attends camp, as they are around them 24/7. They sleep in the residence hall on the same floor as the campers and don’t go to bed until all campers are in their rooms and accounted for. They wake campers in the morning to make sure they have time to eat breakfast and get to their first session on time. Counselors are in the dining area while campers are dining, and present while campers are in session.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear at the camp?
Please wear non-baggy, comfortable clothing, but do dress appropriately for weather. If rainy, bring something warm and wear tough shoes or boots. It could be cold inside, so you may need a light jacket also. If you have long hair, please bring a hair tie to keep your hair back. Long and dangling earrings may also pose a risk. Shoes must cover the foot safely – sandals, flip-flops and high heels are not permitted.

May I bring food to the Camp?
Yes, you may, but we will provide all meals and snacks for you.

What styles of archery does the Camp Program teach?
The camp will teach skills related to both recurve (Olympic style) and compound bows. All instruction will be based on the National Training System (NTS) technique, the shooting method used by top international competitors. The NTS program teaches both the physical and mental skills needed to build top performance in competition.

What is JOAD?
JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) is the official youth development program of the USA Archery program.

What is NASP?
The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) is a joint venture between state departments of Education and Wildlife. Several archery equipment manufacturers and organizations are partners in the program. NASP promotes student education, physical education and participation in the lifelong sport of archery, and has been in the state since 2003.

What is the National Training System (NTS)?
The National Training System — or NTS — was developed by KiSik Lee, who has been the U.S. Archery coach since 2006. The method is based on Lee’s analysis of body control, muscular requirements and the mental concentration needed to execute a precise shot. The method provides steps by which the archer can work on and improve posture, grip, set-up, pull-back, anchoring, loading, aiming, release and follow-through, in addition to other steps and breathing exercises. It is also used to train Resident Archers and Junior Dream Team archers at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

Can my NASP archer come to the Elite Academy?
Yes! We require archers shooting scores close to the 280 mark to attend. Those shooting lower scores would be a great fit for our Archery Camp.

Contact

Please contact Holly Edgar, Assistant Director – Archery, with any questions you may have.
Holly Edgar
Certifications
USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach
USA Archery Judge
NASP BAI
4-H SAFE Certified Counselor and Coach

Contact Info
Phone: (912) 478-7732
Email: hedgar@georgiasouthern.edu
Fax: (912) 478-1892

Academy Instructors

Archery Academy is for competitive shooters that are looking to continue their improvement with some of the best instructors in the Southeast. All academy coaches are USA Archery Level 4 NTS and Level 3 NTS certified coaches respectively and each provide years of coaching experience. Academy Coaches include:

Dee Falks (Lead Coach)
Jim Pruitte
Level 5 (NTS) Archery Coach
USA Archery International Team Staff
Jr. Dream Team Coach 2007-2017
2010 USA Youth Olympic Coach (Singapore)
National Director, Archery Shooters Association
Coach Director, USA Archery Shooters Association
Head Coach, Virtual JOAD, Mt. Juliet, TN
Holly Edgar
Holly Edgar
USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach Certification
USA Archery Judge
NASP Basic Archery Instructor
Cassandra Pelton
Cassandra Pelton
USA Archery Level 3 NTS Coach
Southern Eagles Archery Club Secretary/Tournament Coordinator
2016 USA World Indoor Team
Archery Counselors
Georgia Southern Eagles Archery Club members and SSEC Employees will serve as counselors.

Academy Schedule

Campers arrive on Wednesday, June 20 at 12:30pm and depart on Saturday, June 23 at 12 noon.

Academy Schedule
Time Event
Wednesday 12:30-1:00pm Check In
1:00pm Orientation
1:30pm Warm-ups
2:00pm Individual Shooting Session (Establish Baseline Score)
5:00pm Stretch and Stow Equipment
5:15pm Commuter Pick-up
6:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Activity (Climbing Wall)
11:00pm Lights Out
Thursday 8:00am Breakfast
8:45am Commuter Drop-off
8:00am Education Period (Breakout Compound & Recurve Groups)
11:00am Warm-ups
11:15am Gold GAme (72 arrows 14 sec clock)
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Education Period (Break-out Compound & Recurve Groups)
3:00pm Warm-ups
3:15pm Team Round Robin Matches (Teams formed using JOAD Nationals method)
5:00pm Stretch and Stow Equipment
5:15pm Commuter Pick-up
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Activity (Pool)
11:00pm Lights Out
Friday 8:00am Breakfast
8:45am Commuter Drop-off
9:00am Warm-ups
9:30am Mixed Team Round Robins (Mixed Teams formed using JOAD Nationals method)
11:30pm One Arrow Shoot-Off Training
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Guest Speaker
3:00pm Warm-ups
3:30pm Form Practice (Break-out Compound & Recurve Groups)
5:00pm Stretch and Stow Equipment
5:15pm Commuter Pick-up
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Activity (Movie)
11:00pm Lights Out
Saturday 8:30am Check-out
8:45am Commuter Drop-off
9:00am Breakfast SSEC
9:30am Warm-ups
10:00am Team Rounds & Education
11:30am Lunch
12:00pm Evaluations & Pick-up

Registration

Sign Up

Spots are filled on a first come-first served basis and limited to 25 participants.

Sign-ups are available only online.
Registration Fees

See above. Fees include instruction, camp t-shirt, breakfast, lunch, snacks and transportation to/from academy activities. The $85 overnight fee will cover additional meals and housing.
*Campers will not be guaranteed a camp t-shirt after June 7 registration

Age Group

7th – 12th graders

Check-in

Check-in will take place at the Shooting Sports Education Center from 12:30-1:30 PM on Wednesday.

Camp Waiver, Insurance & Medical Information

After registering online for this camp, a welcome e-mail will be sent to you containing this Registration Packet for you to complete. It will include a waiver, medical information, pick-up authorization and camp policies and procedures. You are welcome to review and get started on your own.

Refund Policy

For refunds, please submit a request to Holly Edgar via e-mail. Refunds will be allowed prior to the registration deadline less 15% processing fee.

Last updated: 6/7/2018