Archery - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Archery

Take aim in the YMCA Archery program.  From beginner to skilled competitive marksman…our program introduces archers to the joy of the sport recreationally while providing avenues to progress to the exciting level of competition!  Our goal is to equip each participant with the knowledge of range safety, respect of the sport, handling and care of equipment, proper shooting technique in an environment that fosters focus, improved accuracy, increased self-confidence and team building, while also progressing to the level of competitive archery competition.  We provide programs designed to serve both beginners (with little to no experience) up to the competitive level.  So sign up and aim for the bulls-eye under the watchful eye of our certified archery instructor staff.

All program equipment is provided for our participants.  First time participants receive a t-shirt.

Adaptive Archery

The YMCA Sports Academy provides sports programs for athletes of all abilities…to include people with special needs. Our adaptive archery program is designed for anyone of any age with archery programming that is specially modified to cater to individuals with physical or mental disability needs. Our goal is…LET NO ONE SIT ON THE SIDELINE! For additional information contact Coach Joe at archery@ymcaswin.org 

LOCATION: SESSION:
DAY:
AGE: 
TIME:
FEES*:
Old DT Y
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
$80 (YM) / $105 (NM)
Level 1 - Beginner Archery

LOCATION: Old Downtown YMCA [The New Youth Program Center] (“The Range” Archery Studio…old activities room)

DAYS:
AGE:
SESSION:
TIME:
FEES*:
W 8+ June 9-July 28 6:00-6:50p $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
SA 8+ June 5-July 31 9:00-9:50a $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
W 8+ Aug 18-Oct 6 5:00-5:50p $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
SA 8+ Aug 14-Oct 9 9:00-9:50a $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
W 8+ Oct 13-Dec 8 5:00-5:50p $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
SA 8+
Oct 16-Dec 11
9:00-9:50a
$80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
  • No SA, July 3 due to 4th of July weekend.
  • No SA, November 27th class due to Thanksgiving break.

Archery Beginner Program:
– Compound or traditional bow (supplied by Y if needed)
– No Sights
– Finger Release
– Learn: Safety, Range Rules, Proper Shooting Technique

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Level 2 - Intermediate Archery

LOCATION: Old Downtown YMCA [The New Youth Program Center] (“The Range” Archery Studio…old activities room)

DAYS:
AGE:
SESSION:
TIME:
FEES*:
W 8+ June 9-July 28 7:00-7:50p $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
SA 8+ June 5-July 31 10:00-10:50a $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
W 8+ Aug 18-Oct 6 6:00-6:50p $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
SA 8+ Aug 14-Oct 9 10:00-10:50a $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
W 8+ Oct 13-Dec 8 6:00-6:50p $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
SA
8+
Oct 16-Dec 11
10:00-10:50a
$80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
  • No SA, July 3 due to 4th of July weekend.
  • No SA, November 27th class due to Thanksgiving break.

Archery Intermediate Program:
– Compound or traditional bow (supplied by Y if needed)
– No Sights
– Finger Release
– Has understanding of: Safety, Range Rules, Proper Shooting Technique
– Shoots up to 15 Meters

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Level 3 - Advanced Archery

LOCATION: Old Downtown YMCA [The New Youth Program Center] (Main Gym)

DAYS:
AGE:
SESSION:
TIME:
FEES*:
M 8+ Jan-Mar 2022 5:30-6:30p $90 (YM) | $115 (NM)
M 8+ Apr-May 2022 5:30-6:30p $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
M 8+ June 7-Aug 2 6:00-7:15p $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
M 8+ Aug 16-Oct 11 5:30-6:30p $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
M 8+ Oct 18- Dec 6 5:30-6:30p $80 (YM) | $105 (NM)
  • No M, Sept 6 due to Labor Day.

Archery Advanced Program:
– Compound or traditional bow (supplied by Y if needed)
– Use of  Sights PERMITTED
– Use of Release Aids PERMITTED
– Use of Stabilizers PERMITTED
– Hip Quivers RECOMMENDED
– Has understanding of: Safety, Range Rules, Proper Shooting Technique
– Shoots 20 Yards / 18 Meters

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Archery Personal Training

Take aim and improve your archery skills with a personal archery trainer!  Our seasoned and veteran archery trainers focus individual training sessions around assisting clients with the advancement of their archery skill level.  Sessions are instructed through individually-tailored trainings, are personal and also focus on the individuals skill needs.

LOCATION:
SESSION:
FEES:
Old DT Y
By Appointment
$50 hr (Ind – YM) | $60 hr (Ind – NM)

Contact Coach Joe Lagenour for instructor availability, days and times at archery@ymcaswin.org.  Pay at either location or online for your day of training and present receipt to Coach Joe prior to start of training session for the day.

LOCATION: Old Downtown YMCA [The New Youth Program Center] (“The Range” Archery Studio…old activities room)

Archery for Scouts

Secure your Boy or Girl Scout troop Badges. Our certified range instructor can help your troop complete the requirements needed. Contact Coach Matt at 812-491-7721 for more information.

$10 Open Archery Range Shoot Nights
Our $10 Open Archery Range Shoot Nights are a great alternative from hanging around the house and for you to get out and get in some extra open target practice. We offer a one-hour time slot on Monday’s from 6:30-7:30p (with a max of 24 shooters) at the old downtown YMCA in the main gym (after our advanced archery class). So secure your slot (by registering via online up to the night of by using the link below or at the front desk the week prior), show up, take aim and get in reps in a archery focused space designed to improve your archer abilities.
Slots go quickly so please register online prior to arriving. Registration will open one week prior to the designated open archery range shoot nights. Once all slots are filled registration will close. So register early and reserve your spot. Open to participants 7 yr old to adult.

Note: This is not a session clinic. This is a single day, one-hour open shoot session. An archery coach is onsite to oversee safety, give advice/pointers and oversee the archery lanes (no designated or structured instruction is planned).  We provide everything.

LOCATION: FRIDAY SESSIONS:
AGE:
TIME:
FEES*:
Old DT Y
FALL/WINTER
Resume fall/winter
(every M) M,  Oct 18
Dates posted in Sept
SPRING/SUMMER
No Session Apr-Sept
7+ Yr
6:45-7:45p

$10 (YM) | $10 (NM)

24 Shooters Max

  • No Monday,  Dec 27 due to Christmas or Jan 3 due to New Year.
  • No Monday, September 6 due to Labor Day.
  • No Monday, December 20 or 27 due to Christmas break.

Contact our Archery Coordinator, Coach Joe at 812-491-7721 or archery@ymcaswin.org with questions or for more information.

Archery Tournaments

In the archery program our goal is to provide the best opportunities possible for participants and our community to compete at the highest level.  Mark this page to find in-house archery tournaments hosted by the YMCA or outside archery tournaments available to participants in our local community.

TOURNAMENT:
AGE:
SESSION:
TIME:
FEES*:
YMCA IN-House
8+ TBA TBA TBA
YMCA IN-House 8+ TBA TBA TBA
YMCA IN-House 8+ TBA TBA TBA

 

3-D ARCHERY (FIELD TRIP)
AGE:
SESSION:
TIME:
FEES*:
TBA
8+ TBA TBA TBA
TBA 8+ TBA TBA TBA
TBA 8+ TBA TBA TBA

Searching for other local tournaments?  Check out these outside organization 3-D Archery Events?
Blackhawk Bowmen (Boonville, IN)
Broken Arrow (Beaver Lake…Jasper, IN)
Myer Creek (Calhoun, KY)
Ohio River Valley Bowhunters (Branchville, IN)
Patoka Lake Bowhunters (Patoka Lake Park, IN)
St. Anthony Conservation Club (St. Anthony, IN)…3D Bowshoots
St. Phillips Conservation Club (Evansville, IN)

Contact our Archery Coordinator, Coach Joe at 812-491-7721 or archery@ymcaswin.org with questions or for more information.

IN-HOUSE TOURNEY LOCATION: Old Downtown YMCA [The New Youth Program Center] (main gym)

Archery Summer Camp

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    *(YM) means YMCA member, which have full use of the St. Vincent and Dunigan YMCAs.
    (NM) means Non-Member, which are enrolled in an individual YMCA program without being a YMCA Member.