Lessons & Programs

Archery Instruction

“You’re never too old to start learning, and you’re never too young to aim high and achieve great things.”

Asa Hutchinson

XQuest Archery offers archery instruction in group and individual formats. All equipment is provided during lessons and drop-in fees are waived for regular range hours for active lesson participants who want to practice between lessons.

 

Registration is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3:

  1. Check our calendar or view upcoming sessions for an available date
  2. Read our lesson descriptions and details
  3. Select the desired lesson to register online

Each participant will be asked to sign a waiver prior to participating in our lessons.

November 2019

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  • Family Instruction FA5-S9
  • Family Instruction FA5-S10
  • Junior Badge JB5-S11
  • Train to Compete
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  • Intro to Archery NO4-T6 ages 11 and up
  • Intro to Archery NO4-T7
  • Beginner BG4-T8
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  • Intro to Archery NO4-W6
  • Beginner BG4-W8
  • Intermediate INT4-W8
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  • Elmwood School Group
  • Beginner BG4-TH6
  • Beginner Advanced BA4-TH7
  • Intro to Archery NO4-TH8
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  • Family Instruction FA5-S9
  • Family Instruction FA5-S10
  • Junior Badge JB5-S11
  • Train to Compete
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  • End of Session
  • End of Session
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  • NO5-T6 Level 1 Learn to Shoot ages 10 and up
  • NO5-T7 Level 1 Learn to Shoot ages 11 and up
  • BG5-T8 Level 2 Learn to Shoot ages 12+
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  • NO5-W6 Level 1 Learn to Shoot
  • BG5-W7 Level 2 Learn to Shoot
  • INT5-W8 Train to Shoot
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  • Elmwood School Group
  • BG5-TH6 Level 2 Learn to Shoot
  • BA5-TH7 Level 3 Learn to Shoot
  • NO5-TH8 Level 1 Learn to Shoot
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  • Social Night
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  • Instructor of Beginner Archers Workshop
  • Family Instruction FA5-S9
  • Family Instruction FA5-S10
  • Junior Badge JB5-S11
  • Train to Compete
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  • Instructor of Beginner Archers Workshop
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  • NO5-T6 Level 1 Learn to Shoot ages 10 and up
  • NO5-T7 Level 1 Learn to Shoot ages 11 and up
  • BG5-T8 Level 2 Learn to Shoot ages 12+
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  • NO5-W6 Level 1 Learn to Shoot
  • BG5-W7 Level 2 Learn to Shoot
  • INT5-W8 Train to Shoot
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  • Elmwood School Group
  • BG5-TH6 Level 2 Learn to Shoot
  • BA5-TH7 Level 3 Learn to Shoot
  • NO5-TH8 Level 1 Learn to Shoot
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  • Family Instruction FA5-S9
  • Family Instruction FA5-S10
  • Junior Badge JB5-S11
  • Train to Compete
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  • NO5-T6 Level 1 Learn to Shoot ages 10 and up
  • NO5-T7 Level 1 Learn to Shoot ages 11 and up
  • BG5-T8 Level 2 Learn to Shoot ages 12+
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  • NO5-W6 Level 1 Learn to Shoot
  • BG5-W7 Level 2 Learn to Shoot
  • INT5-W8 Train to Shoot
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  • Elmwood School Group
  • BG5-TH6 Level 2 Learn to Shoot
  • BA5-TH7 Level 3 Learn to Shoot
  • NO5-TH8 Level 1 Learn to Shoot
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  • Family FA6-S9
  • Family FA6-S10
  • Junior Badge JB6-S11
  • Train to Compete

Group Lessons & Private Coaching

XQuest Archery offers instruction for all levels of archery skill levels from youngsters to the young at heart. Archery is a life-long sport in which the entire family can participate. We follow Archery Canada‘s model for Long Term Athlete Development.

Never shot an arrow before? No problem. Our Learn to Shoot (Level 1 & Level 2) courses will provide you with the basics to this archery world. The follow-up programs will build on what you have learned.

We offer group lessons and programs to improve and challenge your archery skills. Private Coaching instruction is also available for those wanting a more tailored one-on-one approach.

For the younger archers, we have a Family Program and a Junior Badge Program.

Want to practice? If you are enrolled in a lesson, you can practice whenever the range is open. Drop-in fees are waived for those who are enrolled in a current course session at Xquest Archery (participant must have completed the first class of the session dealing with range safety).

What to wear for lessons?

Click here to find out more on what you should and should not wear during an archery lesson.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Course cancellation is accepted 7-days prior to the start of the first lesson. Refunds are subject to a $20.00 plus HST administration fee per individual.

Please see below for program details and lesson availability.

Learn to Shoot (Level 1)

This 6-week introduction to archery course is for individuals who have never shot a bow, taken formal archery lessons or need a refresher on shot execution. Lessons are available to youth 12 and older and adults.

Parents of youth under the age of 16 must remain in the facility during class time.

ATTENTION: The first class of this course requires mandatory attendance as range safety is covered. Failure to attend will result in expulsion from the class and no refunds or transfers will be considered.
Details

Range safety and etiquette are emphasized and the FUNdementals of target archery are covered. The new archer can focus on establishing a foundation on which to begin to build their knowledge and skill. Topics covered are:

  • Range safety and etiquette (first class is mandatory);
  • Eye dominance;
  • Stance (correct shooting posture);
  • Correct bow hand position; and
  • Facial reference.

All equipment will be provided for course instruction. Those who wish to use their own equipment should check with the course instructor.

Learn to Shoot (Level 2)

This 6-week course is for the individual who wishes to pursue archery and has completed the Learn to Shoot Level 1 (Introduction to Archery Course).

Parents of youth under the age of 16 must remain in the facility during class time.

Details

Participants will be introduced to new skills as well as reinforcing the technical knowledge taught in the Learn to Shoot Level 1 course. Emphasis will be on building a consistent basic shot routine. Archers will also be introduced to a basic warm-up routine.

All equipment will be provided for course instruction. Those who wish to use their own equipment should check with the course instructor.

Learn to Shoot (Level 3)

This course is the next stage in an archer’s development. Archers will be focusing on continuing to acquire and consolidate the skills introduced in the Learn to Shoot Levels 1 and 2. Coaching will be on an individual basis during class sessions.

Details

Participants are encouraged to enroll in this level multiple times to ensure that they are developing correct technique. We also encourage our participants to train at jleast one other time per week (class equipment is available for rental).

Archery Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model indicates that an archer in the Lear to Shoot stage of development can remain in this stage for 1-4 sports years (depending on the frequency that they train).

All equipment will be provided for course instruction. Those who wish to use their own equipment should check with the course instructor.

Junior Badge Program

This 4 week progressive badge program is available to archers from age 9 and up at any skill level, from the novice to the advanced shooter. Participants will receive instruction on range safety, proper archery technique and scoring as well as an overall knowledge of the sport.

Details

The Junior Badge Program offers the archer the opportunity to earn achievement awards. The awards are based on score achievements (quantitative) and archery knowledge and skills (qualitative).

Archers will receive instruction during the first three weeks of the program and be given the opportunity to earn a badge on the last week of the session.

Equipment is provided by Xquest Archery for program participants.

Weekly sessions are 1.5 hours in length.

Participants may join the archery club with an endorsement from their instructor.

Family Program

This 4 week course, on Saturday mornings, is specifically offered for families with youth ages 8 and up who are unable enrol in our regular course curriculum.

Limited to two (2) youth per parent/guardian.

Details

Parent and child will experience archery together while being introduced to the FUNdementals of target archery under the supervision of an NCCP trained or certified archery instructor.

Equipment is provided by Xquest Archery for program participants.

Course limited to 5 families (10 participants).

Train to Shoot

Archers in this course will train to refine the skills acquied and consolidated in the Learn to Shoot Level 3 course and will be of benefit for those wishing to continue in archery, both recreationally and competitively. Coaching will be given on an individual basis.

Parents of youth under the age of 16 must remain in the facility during class time.

Archers interested in participating in this class must speak to the Archery Instructor before enrolling.

Details

Participants are encouraged to enroll multiple times to reinforce good shooting technique.

Archers are encouraged to practice outside of class times.

Equipment can be provided but it would be advantageous to the archer to have their own equipment.

Train to Compete

This program is geared for archers who will be improving their technical skills. The focus is on the individual development of the athlete in competitive archery.

Archers interested in participating in this program must speak to the Archery Instructor before enrolling.

Shoot to Excel

This program requires a year long commitment and is for those archers who wish to compete at a National and International level.

Archers interested in participating in this program must speak to the Archery Instructor before enrolling.

Private Coaching

We offer Private Coaching sessions for athletes wishing to improve on their archery skills. Please contact us to determine the schedule availability.

Archery Overview

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