Archery Club wraps up first session

Published 8:54 am Friday, May 31, 2013

At left, Rick Burney takes aim.

At left, Rick Burney takes aim.

The Green Creek Archery Club Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program just finished their first session at the Green Creek Community Center with a tournament for the members to show their skill and earn awards.

JOAD offers both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. JOAD is open to any youth archer aged 8 to 20 and is designed to grow with the youth archer. Introductory JOAD classes teach the fundamentals of proper shooting form; as the young archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques.

The sessions are held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. on the range set up on the ball field behind the Green Creek Community Center and run for six weeks. The next session will start on June 13.

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Anyone interested in joining the fun is encouraged to come out then, or call Steve Burney at Medicap Pharmacy 828-894-6112 for more information.

– article submitted by Steve Burney