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Your First Class

You've decided it's time to try NW Technical Archery, great! How do you get started? First, register for one of the classes. If you've never had a lesson before, or it's been a while since you've shot, the intro/beginner session is perfect! Click here to save your spot in an upcoming class. During the registration process you can access the class calendar to pick your date.

Now you'll want to be able to find us! Group classes are held Saturday mornings at KBH archers, 3680 NE Old Belfair Hwy, Belfair, WA 98528. The gate should be open, but if it's closed just park up top near the archery sign and walk on in.

We're indoors and restrooms are available. Heads up, the cell reception is pretty spotty around KBH. Please note: classes start and finish as scheduled; if you're late you won't be able to make up lost time in the session after yours. 


What should I bring? A signed wavier, and water if you want it. As of March 2022, masks are no longer required indoors. We do have free masks available if you'd like.  The learning environment is welcoming for both masked and unmasked participants. 

What do I wear? Olympic Archers Brady Ellison and Mackenzie Brown will show you! You'll want closed toed shoes, a comfortable outfit, and long hair should be tied back. Consider removing upper body piercings; if they get caught by the bow string there is risk of damage to you.You may notice more advanced archers wearing additional gear. Don't worry- we'll equip you with all the basics, it's included with the bow rental fee. 

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What happens in my first class?

Flaming arrows and trick shots. Just kidding! We start with safety. All our instructors are USA Archery and Safe Sport certified. We'll teach you range safety commands, the dos and don'ts of archery equipment, match you with a beginner bow/safety equipment, and demonstrate how to safely shoot. Then it's your turn to take your first shot! This is totally hands on, and you'll be shooting on target shortly!

Is there a minimum age? 

The minimum age is 10 years old for the group class. We can potentially work with younger children in private lessons. 

Can I bring my own bow if I have one? 

Sure! Just arrive early so Coach Mike can check it out before you get on the range. Bows that haven't been used regularly may not be range safe. If you're brand new to archery and you're bringing a compound bow you've never shot before, we will likely start you on our Genesis bow to build basic skills first. 

Hey that was fun, can I come back again? 

Yes, we love to hear that! The Intro to Archery class is designed to build on your skills. After around 6 intro classes most archers get ready to shoot in the Intermediate Class. Going up a level is optional. The world of archery has lots of things to explore. There's indoor archery, outdoor field courses, 3D tournaments, hunting, and more. Plus many different styles of bow (compound, recurve, traditional, etc) and you can travel around the world for different events. NW Technical Archery is happy to get you on the road to wherever your archery journey takes you! 

What kind of COVID safety does the class have? 
In addition to a Merv-13 filter on the building's HVAC system, we also have two box fans with a total of eight Merv-13 filters for the indoor range itself.  Free masks are available, as well as hand sanitizer.  NWTA is currently following state regulations and masks are not required as of Spring 2022 - if this changes we will comply, however the website may not quickly reflect this. Our learning environment is welcoming and both masked and non-masked archers are in classes. 

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