Jr. Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Program
JOAD is an ongoing program of USA Archery that is designed to teach archery to young people over a series of classes taught by a certified archery instructor or coach. The program is taught by the staff of Demmer, lead coach being Glen Bennett. Our JOAD program offers both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. We emphasize the National Training System (NTS) that is taught across the country. JOAD is open to any youth archer and is designed to grow with the archer. Our program coaches kids from beginners to seasoned competitors, some of our shooters even hope to be in the Olympics one day.
Our program runs from 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.on Saturday mornings, and our indoor season will end in May.
2013 JOAD Camps
NRA/Winchester Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Program & The Junior Air Rifle Program
The Demmer Center staff welcomes and invites you to participate in our Jr. Rifle Programs: NRA/Winchester Program is from 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. each Saturday morning and the CMP Sporter Air Rifle program starts at 11 a.m. Both programs will be ongoing, offered in 10 week sessions.
The Junior Rifle Program is a self-paced training regimen that teaches basic shooting fundamentals for the prone, standing, and kneeling positions with a .22 caliber target rifle or air rifle. Our program follows the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program which is designed to take shooters from beginning skill levels through intermediate, then culminate by achieving the nationally recognized “Distinguished Expert” rating. The Jr. Rifle program will continue through the entire year so that students can achieve the awards as they progress through the Marksmanship Qualification Program.
Training is disciplined toward tournament/competition style shooting similar to the style used by university and national teams. Shooters become eligible for awards as they meet or exceed established performance measures.
Lee Lemenager will be the lead instructor for these clinics. Lee competed on the University of Nevada, Reno NCAA Division I Precision Rifle Team from 2004 to 2009. During this time, he helped the team qualify and compete at the NCAA National Championships for four years. He was the Team Captain for two years and was also the Team Manager for one year. Lee was an Academic-All American Athlete during each of his four years of competition and also holds two National Records. During his NCAA status, Lee was also ranked 4th nationally by USA Shooting Olympic Organization. Our coaches are also certified in range safety by the National Rifle Association and are accomplished shooters who use the latest teaching methodology prescribed by the Civilian Marksmanship Program and the NRA.