Lessons

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 

 

Registration is as easy as

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  1. Check our calendar or view upcoming sessions for available dates.
  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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We pride ourselves on the quality of our classes. All of our coaches are fully certified and have more than 10 years of coaching experience each!

Each lesson is 1.5 hours in length and the class structure spans 5 weeks – that’s 7 hours and 30 minutes of total lesson time. Compare that to only 4 hours and 10 minutes of instruction at the next largest facility in Ottawa and you’ll also discover an average savings of $10 per hour!

So consider XQuest for your next archery experience and you won’t be disappointed.

COMING FROM ANOTHER FACILITY/INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM?

We’ve head you. It’s frustrating wanting to continue your learning but your current facility doesn’t offer classes that can take you where you want to go.

XQuest now offers an instructional bridging program for those participants coming from another facility!

Check it out and register here

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Quantities reflected below are updated once daily (monday, wednesday, & friday) except on holidays. For the most up-to-date quantities, please click the register button to take you through to the live product page.

archery 101: foundations

(level 1)

Who can attend?

This 5-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 12 are required to 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 $240.00 plus HST

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

7.5 hours of range time

April 2024 (Session 4)

Wednesdays, 
 5:45 – 7:15 pm    
Register (11 remaining)
 ages 10+ and adults
Apr 24 – May 22, 2024

Thursdays, 
7:30 – 9:00 pm  
Register (11 remaining)
ages 12+ and adults
Apr 25 – May 23, 2024

Saturdays, 
11:15 – 12:45 pm  
Register (11 remaining)
ages 10+ and adults
Apr 27 – May 25, 2024

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.

Parents/Guardians of youth under the age of 12 must remain in the facility during programming.

archery 101: foundations

(level 2)

Who can attend?

This 5-week course is for the individual who wishes to pursue archery and has completed the archery 101: foundations (level one) course.

Parents of youth under the age of 12 are required to remain at the facility 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 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 $240.00 plus HST

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

7.5 hours of range time

April 2024 (Session 4)

Tuesdays,
5:45 – 7:15 pm
 Register (10 remaining)
ages 10+ and adults
Apr 23 – May 21, 2024

Saturdays,
9:30 – 11:00 am
 Register (12 remaining)
ages 10+ and adults
Apr 27 – May 25, 2024

ATTENTION
Parents of youth under the age of 12 must remain at the facility while their youth is involved in programming.

archery 102: principles

(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 archery 101: foundations (level one & two) courses. Coaching will be on an individual basis during class sessions.

Parents of youth under the age of 12 are required to remain at the facility 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 $240.00 plus HST

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

7.5 hours of range time

April 2024 (Session 4)

Wednesdays,
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Register (12 remaining)
ages 12+ and adults
Apr 24 – May 22, 2024

Thursdays,
 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Register (11 remaining)
ages 10+ and adults  
Apr 25 – May 23, 2024

ATTENTION
Parents of youth under the age of 12 must remain at the facility while their youth is involved in programming.

Other Programs at XQuest Archery

Experience Archery Offerings

Who can attend?

Available to youth 10 years and older and adults.

Youth between the ages of 10 and 12 are required register with a parent or guardian for the event.

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

Join us and start your archery journey today!

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.

 

Experience Archery
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age 10+ and adults

YOUTH AND ADULT COMPETITIVE 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 and adults 18 years and older.  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 and Adult Competitive Programming

Our Youth and Adult Competitive Program is focused on assisting archers in building the discipline and dedication necessary to optimize individual skills in combination with 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 Competitive Program will focus on the Learn to Shoot and Train to Shoot stages of Long-Term Archer Development.

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

Entry into our Competitive Program is limited to 8 participants per category (Youth and Adult) and those interested should speak to our head coach.

Archers spend three hours per week with Coach Doreen Howes and Head Coach, Janice Clark

The Program runs on Saturdays from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

Lesson Program Drop Ins & Equipment Rentals

Who can attend?

The drop in and equipment rental program is available to those currently enrolled in a level one, two, or three course OR anyone who has participated in a course within the past three months.

The duration of access exists from the start date of your most recent course and lasts for 90 days.

If you are having trouble accessing the program on the pro shop website, please first try logging in with the email you used to purchase your classes. If this still doesn’t work, please phone the shop during pro shop hours for assistance.

613-736-6606

For YOUTH 12+ and ADULTS.

Program Details

We’ve heard you – you want more time to practice while you’re taking lessons – so we’re providing that opportunity through our lesson drop in and equipment rental program!

This program is a way to allow lesson participants to book time during open range hours. You can book an hour of time and rent our class equipment for use in practice outside of lessons programming.

This program is not a walk-in program and must be booked in advance. This is also not an opportunity for additional coaching, instead this is a time for individual practice.

The advantage to taking lessons is the discounted drop in & equipment rental! Truly.

Lesson Program Drop In & Equipment Rental
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age 12+ and adults

Archery Overview

How to shoot
a recurve bow

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Come and experience the passion for archery at XQuest Archery