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.

 

Changes to class schedule

WOW!!!  Big changes to our classes.

As of January 2023 we will transition to a 5 week lesson schedule with 1 1/2 hours of range time per week.

That’s 7 1/2 hours of in range instruction with our NCCP certified coaches, giving you the best value for archery lessons in the city.

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.

 

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 $220.00 plus HST    

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

7.5 hours of range time

January 2023

Tuesdays,
 5:45 – 7:15 pm  
Register                   
ages10+ and adults                       
Jan 10 – Feb 7, 2022

 Wednesdays,
5:45 – 7:15 pm
Register
 ages 10+ and adults
 Jan 11 – Feb 8, 2023

Thursdays, 
 7:30 – 9:00 pm    
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 ages 12+ and adults
 Jan 12 – Feb 9, 2023

Saturdays, 
11:15 am – 12:45 pm  
Register
ages 10+ and adults
Jan 14 – Feb 11, 2022

Feb/Mar 2023

Tuesdays,
 5:45 – 7:15 pm  
Register                   
ages10+ and adults                       
Feb 14 – Mar 14, 2022

 Wednesdays,
5:45 – 7:15 pm
Register
 ages 10+ and adults
 Feb 15 – Mar 15, 2023

Thursdays, 
 7:30 – 9:00 pm    
Register
 ages 12+ and adults
 Feb 16 – Mar 16, 2023

Saturdays, 
11:15 am – 12:45 pm  
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ages 10+ and adults
Feb 18 – Mar 18, 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.

 

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 $220.00 plus HST    

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

7.5 hours of range time

January 2023

Tuesdays,
7:30 – 9:00 pm
 Register    
ages 12+ and adults
Jan 10 – Feb 7, 2023

Saturdays,
9:30 – 11:00 am  
Register
 ages 10+ and adults
 Jan 14 – Feb 11, 2023

February/March2023

Tuesdays,
7:30 – 9:00 pm
 Register    
ages 12+ and adults
Feb 14 – Mar 14, 2023

Saturdays,
9:30 – 11:00 am  
Register
 ages 10+ and adults
 Feb 18 – Mar 18, 2023

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.

 

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 $220.00 plus HST    

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

7.5 hours of range time

January 2023

Wednesdays,
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Register
ages 12+ and adults
Jan 11 – Feb 8, 2023

Thursdays,
 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Register
ages 10+ and adults  
 Jan 12 – Feb 9, 2023

Feb/Mar 2023

Wednesdays,
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Register
ages 12+ and adults
Feb 15 – Mar 15, 2023

Thursdays,
 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Register
ages 10+ and adults  
Feb 16 – Mar 16, 2023

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

Experience Archery

starting January 2023

Who can attend?

Available to youth 10 years and older and adults.

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

 

Program Details

Do you want to experience archery before you commit to lessons?  Have a fun and interesting date night?  Do something with the whole family?

Then our Experience Archery sessions are the choice for you.

We supply the equipment and the range safety officer and you have the fun.

Each session is one hour in length and are monitored by a certified range safety officer.

An overview of range safety and etiquette will be introduced before shooting.

 

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 $10 administration fee plus HST.

Upcoming sessions: Cost $35.00 plus HST    

1 hour session

January 2023

Register Sunday
                      4:00 – 5:00 pm
                      age 10+ and adults
                      January 29, 2023
Register Sunday
                      5:30 – 6:30 pm
                      age 10+ and adults
                      January 29, 2023

February 2023

Register Sunday
                      4:00 – 5:00 pm
                      age 10+ and adults
                      February 19, 2023
Register Sunday
                      5:30 – 6:30 pm
                      age 10+ and adults
                      February 19, 2023

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

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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