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

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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

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

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

What is our instruction philosophy?

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INSTRUCTIONS

Select Register to register for a session.
To see additional time slots, click the Session block to expand available dates for that session starting week.

 

Cancellation • Transfers • Refund Policy
Course cancellation or transfers will be accepted up to 7 days in advance of the scheduled course date.
Refunds and transfers are subject to a $20 administration fee plus HST.

As of March 21, 2022, we will NOT require masks to be worn within the facility.  Please be respectful of others’ choices to mask- up or not.

 

Learn to Shoot (Level 1)

Who can attend?

This 4-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 10 and older and adults.

Parents of youth under the age of 16 are required tp remain at the facility while their youth is engaged in programming.

Spectators may enter the facility with proof of vaccination.

Program 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.

Course cancellation or transfers will be accepted up to 7 days in advance of the scheduled course date.  Refunds and transfers are subject to a $20 administration fee plus HST.

Upcoming courses: Cost $210.00 plus HST    

4-week 1 1/2 hour per week class schedule

May/June 2022

RegisterTuesdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
                     ages 10+ and adult      
                     May 24 – June 14, 2022
RegisterThursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
                    ages 12+ and adults
                    May 26 – June 16, 2022
 RegisterSaturdays, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
                     10+ and adults
                     May 28 – June 18, 2022

June/ July2022

RegisterTuesdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
                     ages 10+ and adult      
                     June 21 – July 12, 2022
Register  Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:15 pm
                     ages 12+ and adults
                    June 22 – July 14, 2022
RegisterThursdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
                    ages 10+ and adults
                    June 23 – July 14, 2022
 

August 2022

RegisterTuesdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
                     ages 10+ and adult      
                     August 2 – 23, 2022
Register  Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
                     ages 12+ and adults
                   August 3 – 24, 2022
RegisterThursdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
                    ages 10+ and adults
                    August 4 – 25, 2022
 

IMPORTANT
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.

Learn to Shoot (Level 2)

Who can attend?

This 4-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 are required to remain at the facility while thier youth is engaged in programming.

Spectators may enter the facility with proof of vaccination.

Program 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.

Course cancellation or transfers will be accepted up to 7 days in advance of the scheduled course date.  Refunds and transfers are subject to a $20 administration fee plus HST.

Upcoming courses: Cost $210.00 plus HST    

4-week 1 1/2 hour per week class schedule

May/June 2022

RegisterTuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
                       age 12+ and adult
                       May 24 – June 14, 2022
Register Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:30 am
                       age 10+ and adult
                       May 28 – June 18, 2022

June/July 2022

RegisterTuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
                       age 12+ and adult
                       June 21 – July 12, 2022
Register Wednesdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
                       age 10+ and adult
                      June 22 – July 13, 2022

August 2022

RegisterTuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
                       age 12+ and adult
                       August 2 – 23, 2022
Register Wednesdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
                       age 10+ and adult
                      August 3 – 24, 2022

ATTENTION
Parents of youth under the age of 16 must remain at the facility while their youth is involved in programming.

Learn to Shoot (Level 3)

Who can attend?

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.

Parents of youth under the age of 16 are required to remain at the facilty while their youth is engaged in programming.

Spectators may enter the facility with proof of vaccination.

Program Details

Participants will be introduced to new skills as well as reinforcing the technical knowledge taught in the Learn to Shoot Level 2 course. Emphasis will be on continuing to build 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.

Course cancellation or transfers will be accepted up to 7 days in advance of the scheduled course date.  Refunds and transfers are subject to a $20 administration fee plus HST.

Upcoming courses: Cost $210.00 plus HST    

4-week 1 1/2 hour per week class schedule

May/June 2022

Register Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
                      age 12+ and adults
                      May 25 – June 15, 2022
Register Thursdays, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
                      age 10+ and adults
                      May 26 – June 16, 2022

June/July 2022

Register Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
                      age 12+ and adults
                      June 23 – July 14, 2022

August 2022

Register Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
                      age 12+ and adults
                      August 4 – 25, 2022

ATTENTION
Parents of youth under the age of 16 must remain at the facility while their youth is involved in programming.

Other Programs at XQuest Archery

Private Lessons / Coaching

 

We offer Private and Semi-Private Lessons and Coaching sessions for athletes wishing to improve on their archery skills. Sessions are 55 minutes in duration.

Private Lessons                                 
$60.00 plus HST

Semi-Private Lesson (cost for 2 people)
$90.00 plus HST

$10.00 plus HST per individual for equipment rental if required

Private and Semi-Private lessons are available:

Mondays 5:00 to 8:00 pm

 

Please email us at communicate@xquestarchery.com with the day you would like to book and we will put you in touch with a coach.

 

Youth Archer Recurve Development Program

Who can attend?

Registration in this program requires a minimum 3-month commitment and is available to youth ages 10 to 17 years of age.  Access to the program is by invitation.  Althetes enrolled in this program are interested in training towards meeting the demands of competition.

Equipment can be provided but archers would benefit from having their own equipment.

Facility membership fees are included in our fee structure but a current membership to Archery Ontario is required.

Program Details

 Youth Archer Recurve Development (YARD) Program

XQuest Archery is pleased to announce our Youth Development Program which had to be postponed due to COVID-19.

Our YARD Program is geared towards young archers to assist them in building the discipline and dedication necessary to optimize individual skills in combination with the training to realize personal goals and potential.

This program provides every participant with a chance to succeed through the development of long-term skills such as confidence, perseverance, sportsmanship, goal setting, respect, a strong work ethic and a sense of accomplishment in their abilities.

Archery teaches participants fundamental movement skills, fundamental sport skills and the ABC’s – agility, balance, coordination and speed – of physical literacy.

Archery’s Long-Term Archer Development (LTAD) model consists of seven stages.

  • Active Start (0 years in sport) – Learn fundamental movement and link them in play settings
  • FUNdementals (0 – 4 years in sport) – Builds overall motor skills with an emphasis on initiation, sport basics and safety.
  • Learn to Shoot (1 – 4 years in sport) – Develops overall sport skills with an emphasis on development of form.
  • Train to Shoot (2 – 8 years in sport) – Establishes an aerobic base, develops speed and strength, and consolidates sport-specific skills
  • Train to Compete (4 – 10 years in sport) – Optimizes physical preparation and sport-specific skills, while learning competition and performance skills
  • Shoot to Excel (7+ years in sports) – Maximizes overall skills and preparation while perfecting focus and flow, and shooting for rankings
  • Shoot for Life (Any Age) – Encourages lifelong participation, whether competitive or recreational, in physical activity and/or sport

XQuest Archery’s Youth Archer Recurve Development Program will focus on the Learn to Shoot and Train to Shoot stages of Long-Term Archer Development.

Youth involved in the YARD Program should shoot at a minimum one other session per week and are eligible for competitive funding through our Competition Recurve Development Fund. (Criteria must be met to be eligible)

Entry into our YARD Program is limited to 6 participants and those interested should speak to our head coach.

Archers spend two hours per week with Coach Sherise Charles and Head Coach, Janice Clark

The Program runs on Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Shoot To Excel Competitive Program

Who can attend?

XQuest Archery’s Shoot to Excel Program is open to all club members who have their sights set on skill development for performance in competition and is available to youth and adults.  Access to the program is at the discrection of XQuest Archery’s Head Coach.

Program Details

This program will focus on the Train to Compete and Shoot to Excel Stages of Archery Canada’s Long-Term Archer Development Model

Archery’s Long-Term Archer Development (LTAD) model consists of seven stages.

  • Active Start (0 years in sport) – Learn fundamental movement and link them in play settings
  • FUNdementals (0 – 4 years in sport) – Builds overall motor skills with an emphasis on initiation, sport basics and safety.
  • Learn to Shoot (1 – 4 years in sport) – Develops overall sport skills with an emphasis on development of form.
  • Train to Shoot (2 – 8 years in sport) – Establishes an aerobic base, develops speed and strength, and consolidates sport-specific skills
  • Train to Compete (4 – 10 years in sport) – Optimizes physical preparation and sport-specific skills, while learning competition and performance skills
  • Shoot to Excel (7+ years in sports) – Maximizes overall skills and preparation while perfecting focus and flow, and shooting for rankings
  • Shoot for Life (Any Age) – Encourages lifelong participation, whether competitive or recreational, in physical activity and/or sport

Registration in this program requires a year commitment.  Participants are required to have their own equipment and be willing to train in multiple shooting sessions per week.  Participants must be willing to travel to competition

Archers spend 3 hours per week with XQuest Archery’s Head Coach and have access to the pro-shop workroom. 

Program fees include a XQuest Archery Club membership but a current membership to Archery Ontario is required.

If you are interested in this program, please speak to our Head Coach, 

 

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