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
Learn the NTS System
USA Archery uses NTS (National Training System), a biomechanically efficient 11 step shooting process. Learn the details of these steps to guide beginner archers, and also improve your own technique.
Run Beginner Archery Camps
With Level 1 and 2 certification, you'll have the knowledge to safely operate an archery range and hold beginner group sessions. This is useful for summer camps, scouts, and youth programs.
Get Interactive Feedback
This is a hands-on class. You'll be able to see demonstrations and practice coaching techniques. Level 1 focuses on archery safety and basics. Level 2 includes drills to help guide archers through common challenges.
Which Level is Right for You?
Level 1 is not a pre-requsite for Level 2. You can do both, or skip Level 1.
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.