Welcome to the web page of Big Al’s Archery’s ‘JOAD’ (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program. JOAD is a nationally recognized program under the USA Archery Association. All JOAD instructors are USA Archery certified and insured. The JOAD program helps a person develop the skills to become a better archer for the sport of target archery. The step by step achievements levels allow the archer to be recognized for his/her progress and compete with archers in the same age group if desired.
Big Al’s JOAD does it indoor program in Salisbury and runs it outdoor program still in New Hampshire. The club is a Seacoast club covering southern Maine, the coast of New Hampshire to the I93 corridor, and northern coast of Mass to Boston
The Club meets weekly for each eight week session ending with a “JOAD Shoot for Score” where achievement certificates and badges can be earned. Classes meet Monday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings and Saturday mornings. Membership in the club includes free use of the indoor practice range at Archer’s Paradise Archery Shop in Salisbury, MA anytime the shop is open and includes expert advice from the knowledgeable staff.
* It is our pleasure to announce that Big Al’s Archer’s Paradise with their Junior Olympic Archery Development program in conjunction with the Boston Plumbers Union are offering 4 scholarships for people who would like to try archery, but are unable to afford the program due to limited funds. Click Here for more details and the application*
*Note: As of January 1, 2014, all JOAD students to earn badges and be insured must be a member of USA Archery! (Click Here to see pdf file of membership levels. Click Here to access membership registration page on USAArchery.org)
– Please bring proof of USA membership to first class.