CIA Program Levels

Competitive Club Membership

Due to the number of private students who are currently on the club waitlist to join for competitive interest (not social) reasons or those currently competitive CIA members who wish to further advance to a “High Performance” competitive level, any students who do not wish to compete, who do not adhere to the requirements or who do not adhere the “Absence Advisement Protocol” will be put on “club probation notice” to either be moved back to a group with less tournament requirements or moved into a waitlist for a potential future “Explorers” group.

The potential future “Explorers” Group that will be solely at a non-competitive “social only” level and only socially based with very minimal instruction. Possible program start date in Fall 2021 (TBD)

Acceptable Archery Association Memberships

As the California Indoor Archers (aka “the CIA”) is a actively competitive archery club (not just a social one), all JOAD and AAP members (regardless of group level) must eventually acquire and maintain an active archery association membership in one the following archery associations in order to be able to actively compete with the rest of the club. Each JOAD or AAP group level is also required to actively compete in a certain number of tournaments each year.  The required competition count is based on their group level

None of the mentioned association memberships are related to the “California Indoor Archers” club membership, which is in-house only:

ADDITIONAL TOURNAMENT & MEMBERSHIP OPTION:Archery Shooter’s Association (ASA) “PRO/AM Circuit” (not our regular competition circuit): “Family” or “Individual”

Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD)
Program Documents

Ages 8 – 20 ONLY

JOAD Monthly Class Schedule (4 times per month):
    • By Invite Only, once prerequisites have been fully met
    • Membership Rate (June 2019 – September 2021): $60 Annual renewal + $100 per month per student (no pro-rating)
    • RATE INCREASE starting October 2021: $70 Annual Renewal + $125/month (no pro-rating)
    • 1st Three (3) Saturdays (Beginner – Advanced) or 1st Three (3) Sundays (Elite Only) each month at the times listed will be instruction and training
    • 5th Saturday / Sunday in a month there will be NO lesson, unless otherwise specified by the range
    • The student also adheres to the “Absence Advisement Protocol” and correctly submits the “California Indoor Archers Student Absence Advisement Form” as required when missing or having missed a session
    • Acquires & Maintains an ACTIVE: USAA Youth All-Access Membership (not related to CIA club membership)
Advancement is only offered when there is available space in the corresponding JOAD Group and prerequisites are met or exceeded & students can be moved back a group if they do not meet requirements for their corresponding group as outlined in their sections below
Program LevelPrerequisites To Join This Group Rank LevelTournaments Required Per Year To Maintain Current Group Rank Level
JOAD: Beg.• Completion of an Insurance Waiver and Release
• Safety Lesson Completed with any USAA Certified Coach / Instructor (verification required)

• Been invited to join the California Indoor Archer (aka “the CIA”) by both Coaches after all the following prerequisites have been met and when there is available space in the JOAD Beginner Group:
••••> successfully adhere to safety protocols and rules of the range at all times and is able to successfully pass a written/verbal Range Safety Quiz
••••> consistently shoot from at least the 20 yard / 18 meter Shooting Line at a 40cm target
Actively competes in at least:
• 1 tournament of their choosing each year (see list here)
JOAD: Int.
REQUIRED: USAA Youth All-Access Membership
(not related to CIA club membership)

ALL prerequisites of Beginner Group + be approved to move up by both Coaches after all the following prerequisites have been met and when there is available space in the JOAD Intermediate Group
• Must have achieved 4th JOAD Achievement Pin (score based – 300 point round)
• Able to consistently shoot from no closer than the 20 yard / 18 meter Shooting Line at no larger than a 40cm target (even if they are not 15 that year)
• Shows good knowledge of “BASIC” archery equipment parts, uses and maintenance (must pass written & practical exam)
• Demonstrates good understanding and implementation of the BASIC Level “Steps of Shooting (must pass written & practical exam) before moving up to this level
Actively competes in at least:
• 1 California State Ranking or higher level tournament each year
+
• 1 additional tournament of their choosing each year (see list here)
JOAD: Adv.
REQUIRED: USAA Youth All-Access Membership
(not related to CIA club membership)

ALL pre-requisites of Beginner & Intermediate Groups + be approved to move up by both Coaches after all the following prerequisites have been met and when there is available space in the JOAD Advanced Group
• Must have achieved 7th JOAD Achievement Pin (score based – 300 point round)
• Shows good knowledge of “INTERMEDIATE” archery equipment parts, uses and maintenance (must pass written & practical exam)
• Demonstrates excellent understanding and implementation of more advanced “Steps of Shooting (must pass written & practical exam) before moving up to this level
Actively competes in at least:
• 1 California State Ranking or higher level tournament each year
+
• 2 additional tournaments of their choosing each year (see list here)
JOAD: Elite
REQUIRED: USAA Youth All-Access Membership
(not related to CIA club membership)

Must be specifically invited to join this group level by both Coaches after all the following special perquisites exceeded and only when there is available space in the JOAD Elite Group

• Student was previously in the Intermediate or Advance group and now wishes to proceed with higher training by actively committing to competition participation
• Shows outstanding knowledge of “ADVANCED” equipment use and equipment maintenance
• Demonstrates excellent understanding and implementation of the ADVANCED “NTS – Steps of Shooting”
• Practices/Trains at least once a week in addition to the normally scheduled weekly weekend group class
• Willingness to both try new techniques and bow types
• Shows strong leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork skills in class as well as at tournaments towards fellow club members and members of other clubs
• Student is actively working towards state/national ranking by entering the tournaments that allow them to be ranked each year
Actively competes in at least:
• 3 California State Ranking or higher level tournament each year
+
• 3 additional tournaments of their choosing each year (see list here)

Adult Archery Program (AAP)
Program Documents

AAP Monthly Class Schedule (4 times per month):
  • By Invite Only, once prerequisites have been fully met
  • Membership Rate (June 2019 – September 2021): $70 Annual renewal + $100 per month per student (no pro-rating)
  • RATE INCREASE starting October 2021: $70 Annual Renewal + $125/month (no pro-rating)
  • 1st Three (3) Sundays each month at the times listed will be instruction and training
  • 4th Sunday each month will be a Tournament Style Pin Shoot to gauge student progress and prepare archers for tournaments
  • 5th Sunday in a month there will be NO lesson, unless otherwise specified by the range
  • The student also adheres to the “Absence Advisement Protocol” and correctly submits the “California Indoor Archers Student Absence Advisement Form” as required when missing or having missed a session
  • Acquires & Maintains an ACTIVE: USAA Adult All-Access Membership (not related to CIA club membership)
Program LevelPrerequisites To Be Considered At This Group Rank LevelTournaments Required Per Year To Maintain Current Group Rank Level
AAP: Beg.• Completion of an Insurance Waiver and Release
• Safety Lesson Completed with any USAA Certified Coach / Instructor (verification required)
• Been invited to join the California Indoor Archer (aka “the CIA”) by both Coaches after all the following prerequisites have been met and when there is available space in the AAP Group:
••••> successfully adhere to safety protocols and rules of the range at all times and is able to successfully pass a written/verbal Range Safety Quiz
••••> consistently shoot from the 20 yard Shooting Line at a 40cm target
Actively competes in at least:
• 1 tournament of their choosing each year (see list here)
AAP: Int.ALL prerequisites of Beginner Group +
• Must have achieved 4th AAP Achievement Pin (score based – 300 point round)
• Shows good knowledge of “BASIC” archery equipment parts, uses and maintenance (must pass written & practical exam)
• Demonstrates good understanding and implementation of the BASIC Level “Steps of Shooting (must pass written & practical exam)
• Actively competes in at least 2 tournaments of their choosing each year: charity, local, state, national, international (USAA/NFAA/CBH)
Actively competes in at least:
• 1 California State Ranking or higher level tournament each year
+
• 1 additional tournament of their choosing each year (see list here)
AAP: Adv.ALL prerequisites of Intermediate Group +
• Must have achieved 6th AAP Achievement Pin (score based – 300 point round)
• Shows good knowledge of “INTERMEDIATE” archery equipment parts, uses and maintenance (must pass written & practical exam)
• Demonstrates excellent understanding and implementation of more advanced “Steps of Shooting (must pass written & practical exam)
• Actively competes in at least 1 California State (USAA/NFAA/CBH) tournament each year
• Actively competes in at least 2 additional tournaments of their choosing each year: charity, local, state, national, international (USAA/NFAA/CBH)
Actively competes in at least:
• 1 California State Ranking or higher level tournament each year
+
• 2 additional tournaments of their choosing each year (see list here)
AAP: Elite.Must be specifically invited to join this group level by both Coaches after all the following special perquisites exceeded and only when there is available space in the AAP Elite Group

• Student was previously in the Intermediate or Advance group and now wishes to proceed with higher training by actively committing to competition participation
• Shows outstanding knowledge of “ADVANCED” equipment use and equipment maintenance
• Demonstrates excellent understanding and implementation of the ADVANCED “NTS – Steps of Shooting”
• Practices/Trains at least once a week in addition to the normally scheduled weekly weekend group class
• Willingness to both try new techniques and bow types
• Shows strong leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork skills in class as well as at tournaments
• Student is actively working towards state/national ranking by entering the tournaments that allow them to be ranked each year
• Competes in at least 3 California State (USAA/NFAA/CBH) tournament each year
• Competing in at least 3 additional tournaments of their choosing each year: school team, charity, local, state, national, international (USAA/NFAA/CBH)
Actively competes in at least:
• 3 California State Ranking or higher level tournament each year
+
• 3 additional tournaments of their choosing each year (see list here)