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Northwest Technical Archery offers the USA Archery Level 1 and Level 2 Practical Class. After students have passed the USA Archery online exam, this practical course gives students the hands on experience necessary to earn the Level 1 or 2 instructor certificate. Learn more about these classes! 


Bring your archery knowledge and coaching skills to the next level

Which Level is Right for You?

Level 1 is not a pre-requsite for Level 2. You can do both, or skip Level 1. 

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Level 1 focuses on how to run a safe range, basic NTS steps of shooting, walking a new archer through their first shot, and intro coaching techniques. This is good for scout or camp leaders who want to provide instruction for a safe shooting environment with basic archery equipment. 


Level 2 covers also covers safety, but also includes basic equipment inspection. This level spends more time on the NTS steps of shooting for recurve and compound bows. You will learn additional coaching techniques. This will cover drills to help beginner archers develop biomechanically correct form.

Next Class: 2024 - by demand

Level 1 Practical
4 hours
8 student minimum

Level 2 Practical

8 hours
6 student minimum


Gig Harbor Sportsmens Club
Gig Harbor, WA

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Traveling In?

Classes are held in Gig Harbor, a day trip from the Seattle area. Lean more about the local accommodations. 

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Your Instructor

Coach Mike Whitfield is a USA Archery Level 4 Coach and Instructor Trainer. He shoots and coaches all styles of archery. 

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