Granite City JOAD provides year round archery instruction. From October – April instruction/training is held indoor at Harvest Fellowship Church on Tuesday evenings. May - August outdoor session are held in Duelm area on Monday evenings. We are expandng to a second indoor location, Minnesota Sportsmen's in Zimmerman starting January 7th. Shooting times and cost coming soon.
Sauk Rapids range set up starts at 6:45 p.m. warm up and shooting 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Disassemble range 8:30 -8:45 p.m. through December 8th. Starting Tuesday December 15th beginning archers start at 5:30 -7:00 p.m. Advanced & adult archers start at 7:15 pm. - 9:00 p.m.
Club provide equipment?
Yes the club has Genesis bows and arrows available for rent. Cost to rent is $10.00 per person for use during 10 week session.
How it works.
We hold 10 week training sessions; payment is due 1st week of each session. Cost for Sauk Rapids location is $50.00 for 1 child, $70.00 for 2 children and $90.00 for 3 children from same family. In addition archers must be recreational, youth or family members of USA Archery. See USA Archery website to join, link provided on our link page. Sessions run as follows; training 1st, 2nd, 4th,5th, 7th & 8th week, scoring or Pin Shoot 3rd, 6th and 9th week, fun shoot 10th week. New archers will only be accepted on 1st week of any given 10 week session during beginning session from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.. Our Next indoor session starts December 15th at our indoor range in Sauk Rapids, MN. Based on score archers earn merit pins. To receive pins archer must hold either a youth or family membership with USA Archery.
Training consists of a variety of techniques used to improve archer’s skills and ultimately score. Techniques include use of stretch bands, string bows, blank bale, muscle mimetic, etc.
The mission of Granite City JOAD is to promote the sport of archery among youth, as well as adults, encourage sportsmanship and volunteerism and to provide youth with positive and enjoyable opportunities to excel in the sport of Archery. The mission of Granite City JOAD shall also provide members with the opportunities to achieve sustained competitive excellence in local, National and International Archery Competitions. Granite City JOAD is a 501c organization.