USA Archery launches mobile app for coaches

The programme is the first step in certification for 1000s of archery instructors across the United States.

The course has been significantly enhanced to give a more comprehensive learning experience, with improved content and refreshed branding.

USA Archery’s new Mobile Coach website and mobile application – a free phone application for iOS and Android that allows current USA Archery coaches and instructors to view premium video content by scanning QR codes featured in the course materials – is now included.

In its early stages, the app will provide video content exclusively for Level 1 Instructors, covering subjects including range set-up and safety, fitting archers with equipment, steps of shooting, coaching positions, arrow retrieval, equipment inspection and repair, and drills and skills.

Future updates to the app will offer video content for other levels of the instructor and coach certification programme.

USA Archery Mobile Coach also provides access to the USA Archery coach locator, certification course schedule, event schedule and online shop.

USA Archery CEO Denise Parker commented: “We're very excited to offer this level of support to certified instructors. Making visual and interactive instructional resources more readily available benefits both the coach and archer.”

Updates to the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course were made possible due to a partnership with the Archery Trade Association and with the support of Easton Foundations.

USA Archery, the National Field Archery Association and the Archery Shooters Association recognise instructor certification under a joint certification programme and also contributed to this effort. USA Archery administers the programme on behalf of these organisations.

“Our industry takes great pride in helping develop and support archery instructors, leaders, teachers and coaches,” said Jay McAninch, ATA President and CEO. “The ATA is proud to support these efforts and we look forward to seeing more archery growth as a result of this collaboration.”