Palestine Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a nonprofit program of USA Archery that teaches archery to young people, provides great opportunities for awarding achievement, and helps archers to enjoy the sport as recreation or progress to the excitement of competition. Several of our members and coaches are bilingual English / Spanish. Hablamos español
See our Calendar for the 2017 meeting dates and known tournament schedules. We are updating the tournament schedules as we find information, so check back from time to time.
Palestine JOAD has joined with the Xtreme 4-H Shooting Sports archery club. We hold our meetings at the same time and archers are free to participate in either or both programs. 2017 is the third year of running our clubs in a cooperative way, and we are proud to say it is a big success.
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. We do have younger archers, but his is on a case basis and requires more parent involvement. Introductory JOAD classes teach the fundamentals of proper shooting form; as the young archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques.
Both recurve and compound bows are used in club activities and in tournaments. JOAD archers who use a compound bow can train to compete in local and regional tournaments, and can earn a seat on a youth world team to compete in other countries representing the United States on behalf of USA Archery. Recurve archers can compete likewise, with the added benefit of being able to use their recurve bow to try out for a spot on the US Olympic Archery team which is selected and managed by USA Archery.