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Elite Archery Academy


July 11 – 14

Registration Fees

Commuter:  $390
Overnight:   $390 + $80

Registration Deadline

June 10

Contact Holly Edgar @ 912-478-7732 for availability

The Elite Archery Academy is lead by the top Level 3 & 4 coaches from the Southeast. 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 much 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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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

Contact Info
Phone: (912) 478-7732
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:

Jim Pruitte (Lead Coach)
Jim Pruitte
USA Archery Level 4 NTS Coach
USAA International Team Staffing Coach
Compound Jr. Dream Team Coach
2009 USAA Developmental Coach of the Year
Center Shot Archers Coach
Trevor Stewart
Trevor Stewart
Georgia Southern SSEC Archery Coach
USA Archery Level 3 NTS Coach
USA Archery Judge
USCA Coach
USCA Judge
Archery Counselors
Georgia Southern Eagles Archery Club members and SSEC Employees will serve as counselors.

Academy Schedule

Academy Schedule
Time Event
Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm Check In
1:00pm Orientation
2:00pm Warm-ups
2:30pm Individual Shooting Session
4:30pm Review Video w/ Archers
4:45pm Stretch and Stow Equipment
5:00pm Commuter Pick up
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Activity (Swim)
11:00pm Lights Out
Thursday 7:00am Breakfast
7:45am Commuter Drop-off
8:00am Education Period
9:00am Warm-ups
9:30am Rectification
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Education Period
3:00pm Warm-ups
3:30pm Activity (NTS Practice)
4:45pm Stretch and Stow Equipment
5:00pm Commuter Pick-up
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Activity (Climbing Wall)
11:00pm Lights Out
Friday 7:00am Breakfast
7:45am Commuter Drop-off
8:00am Warm-ups
8:30am NTS Group Rectification
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Kailey Johnston: Presentation
3:00pm Warm-ups
3:30pm Shoot with Kailey Johnston
4:45pm Stretch and Stow Equipment
5:00pm Commuter Pick-up
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Activity (Movie)
11:00pm Lights Out
Saturday 7:30am Check-out
7:45am Commuter Drop-off
8:00am Breakfast SSEC
8:30am Warm-ups
9:00am Team Rounds & Education
11:30am Lunch SSEC
12:00pm Evaluations & Pick-up


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 $80 overnight fee will cover additional meals and housing.

Age Group

7th – 12th graders


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. No refund requests will be accepted within 14 days of the start of the each camp.

Special Guest

Kailey Johnston is a professional archer that has been shooting for 14 years. This is her 7th year as a professional.

World Records

50m Cadet World Record
50m Cadet World Record
25m Junior World Record 
50m 72-Arrow World Record
60m Team Round World Record

Championships achieved
2017 ASA Texas – Women Pro – 1 st Place
2017 ASA Ft. Benning – Women Pro – 2 nd Place
2017 ASA Foley – Women Pro- 2 nd  place

2016 ASA Foley – Women Pro-1 st  place 
2016 ASA Texas – Women Pro-3 rd  place  
2016 ASA Illinois- Women Pro- 1 st  place 
2016 ASA Kentucky- Women Pro- 3 rd  place 
2016 ASA Classic – Women Pro-2 nd  place  
2016 IBO West Virginia- Women Pro- 1 st  place 
2016 IBO Indiana- Women Pro- 2 nd  place  
2016 IBO Worlds- Women Pro- 1 st  place

2015 ASA Florida- Women Pro- 2 nd  place 
2015 ASA Phoenix City – Women Pro-1 st  place
2015 ASA Texas – Women Pro-2 nd  place
2015 ASA Kentucky- Women Pro- 1 st  place
2015 ASA Cullman- Women Pro- 1 st  place
2015 ASA Classic- Women Pro- 2 nd  place
2015 IBO 2nd Leg- Women Pro- 1 st  place

2014 ASA Florida- Women Pro- 2nd place
2014 ASA Phoenix City – Women Pro-2nd place
2014 ASA Illinois- Women Pro- 1st place
2014 ASA Classic- Women Pro- 2nd place

2013 FITA Junior World Outdoor Championship, China- USA Team GOLD
2013 FITA Junior World Outdoor Championship, China- Individual BRONZE
2013 FITA Junior World Outdoor Championship, China- USA Mixed Team SILVER
2013 IBO World Championship- Women Pro- 1 st  place  
2013 ASA Classic Championship- Women Pro- 1 st  place
2013 ASA Illinois- Women Pro- 1 st  place 
2013 FITA NATIONALS- 1 st  place
2013 ASA Kentucky- Women Pro- 3 rd  place 
2013 ASA Louisiana- Women Pro- 3 rd  place

2012 ASA Illinois- Women Pro-1 st  place
2012 Redding, California- Women Pro- 1 st  place
2012 Louisville, Kentucky Indoor- Women Pro- 2 nd  place
2012 IBO Worlds Pennsylvania- Women Pro- 2 nd  place
2012 ASA Texas- Women Pro- 2 nd  place 
2012 IBO Ohio- Women Pro- 1 st  place 
2012 ASA Illinois- Women Pro- 1 st  place

2011 EJN Championship- 1 st  place- Junior Female Compound
2011 Gator Cup Championship- 1 st  place- Junior Female Compound
2011 ASA Florida Pro-Am Championship -2 nd  place- Women Pro

2010 Gator Cup Championship- 1 st  place- Junior Female Compound
2010 ASA Louisiana Classic- 1 st  Place- Women Open
2010 126 National Target Championship- 1 st  place- Junior Female Compound
2010 EJN Championship- 1 st  place- Junior Female Compound
2010 ASA Kentucky Pro-Am Championship – 3 rd  Place- Women Open
2010 Gold Cup Championship-1 st  place- Junior Female Compound
2010 ASA Augusta Pro-Am Championship – 1 st  Place- Women Open
2010 GBAA State Target- 1 st  place- Young Adult
2010 ASA Texas Pro-Am Championship- 1 st  place- Women Open
2010 NFAA Indoor Nationals- 2 nd  place- Young Adult
2010 ASA Columbus Pro-Am Championship – 1 st  place- Women Open
2010 JOAD Indoor Nationals- 1 st  place- Junior Female Compound
2010 ASA Florida Pro-Am Championship -2 nd  place- Women Open

2009 125 National Target Championship- 1 st  place- Cadet Female Compound
2009 ASA Shooter of the Year- 1 st  place- Women Open.
2009 FITA Junior World Outdoor Championship USA TEAM GOLD
2009 JOAD National Championship- 1 st  place- FITA – Cadet Female Compound
2009 JOAD National Championship- 2 nd  place-Olympic rounds- Cadet Female Compound
2009 ASA Illinois Pro-Am- 1 st  Place- Women Open
2009 ASA Kentucky Pro-Am- 1 st  Place- Women Open
2009 Youth World Championship trails- 1 st  place FITA- Cadet Female Compound
2009 Youth World Championship trails- 2 nd  place O.R. rounds -Cadet Female Compound
2009 ASA Augusta Pro-Am- 3 rd  place- Women Open
2009 ASA Texas Pro-Am Championship- 8 th  place- Women Open
2009 ASA Mississippi Pro-Am Championship- 1 st  place-Women Open
2009 JOAD Indoor Nationals- 1 st  place- Cadet Female Compound
2009 ASA Florida Pro-Am Championship–  1 st  place —  Youth Female

2008 FITA Junior World Outdoor Championship   USA Team GOLD
2008 FITA Junior World Outdoor Championship   Individual GOLD
2008 124th National Target Championship- 1 st  place – FITA-  Cadet Female Compound    
2008 JOAD National Championship – 3 rd  place – FITA – Cadet Female Compound
2008 JOAD National Championship –2 nd  place – Olympic Round – Cadet Female Compound 
2008 JOAD Southern Illinois Cup – 1st place – FITA- Cadet Female Compound 
2008 JOAD Southern Illinois Cup – 1st place – Olympic Round – Cadet Female Compound
2008 ASA Augusta Pro-AM Championship – 1 st  place – Youth Female
2008 NFAA Indoor Nationals – 3rd Place – Youth Female Freestyle
2008 World Archery Festival – 3rd Place – Youth Female Freestyle
2008 ASA Florida Pro-AM Championship – 1 st  place – Youth Female

Last updated: 1/24/2018