Average Joes JOAD Club

Average Joes JOAD is a club that features both a youth JOAD and an Adult Achievement program. We have knowledgeable coaches who are ready to help you meet your goals whatever they may be. 

We pride ourselves on treating all of our archers equally. Our goal is to help our youth and adults grow as an archer and in life. Average Joes JOAD Club strives to create a safe, fun, and welcoming environment for all of our archers to excel.

Our JOAD program is set up to accommodate the needs of both recreational and competitive shooters while keeping all of our archers part of the Average Joes JOAD Team.

Our sessions run for 12 weeks shooting on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday nights and we offer 3 sessions per year. The fall and winter sessions are shot indoors at Average Joes Archery. For the summer session, we use the Bunker Hills outdoor range. We welcome archers of all levels and offer rental options for those who don’t have their own equipment.

Our Novice Group is for youth and adult archers. If you are new to JOAD, this is the group for you. This group is designed to help archers of all ability levels earn their first 4 pins. We offer a Monday night option with a start time of 5:15. Once you have earned your white pin, you are eligible for the Advanced group.

Our Advanced Group is designed to help youth and adult athletes earn their black pin and higher. These pins are harder to achieve and require added attention to detail. This group is available Monday nights at 7:00 and Tuesday nights (Fall & Winter sessions ONLY) at 5:15.

Have you been in a JOAD program for a year or more? Have you earned your yellow pin or higher? If so, our Elite Group might be a better fit for you. Our Elite group offers tools and strategies along with detailed form coaching to help you earn your Olympic pins.

All shooters must complete an application form in-store. Application forms for minors must be completed by a parent or guardian.

All athletes must have a USA Archery membership to participate in this program. Memberships start at $50 per year and can be purchased at USA Archery. We are happy to help with this process and will have someone available to walk you through it on the first night of each session.

This league is limited to 30 participants per group for each session. All youth shooters must have a youth waiver on file.

Our Tournament Team is designed for athletes who are looking for more than our recreational groups offer. We work on mental management, tournament planning and prep, goal setting, form, and more. This team has a two night a week requirement. Friday night at 5:15 is when the team practices. The other night will be participating with your level specific recreational JOAD group. Depending on your level, you will Shoot Monday or Tuesday Night at 5:15 or 7:00.

There are five levels within the team to help create drive and motivation to keep working toward the next level and training goal. Each level accomplishment will be awarded and recognized with a patch to be added to your shirt. As part of the tournament team, archers will be required to shoot one tournament per session. Registration fees for the required tournament will be covered by the club, along with a team shirt. Required tournaments are local and must be chosen from a club-approved list.

There is an application that must be filled out by the archer along with a $120.00 one-time application fee (to be paid in-store). We feel this is important to show the archer is committed to the path they are choosing. Every archer, no matter what level they are at, is eligible for the tournament team. The tournament team does require an archer to have their own equipment. We will be providing a list of basic equipment items that are needed. The fee for the tournament team will be $325.00 per session and follow our standard 12 week per session JOAD schedule. This fee covers both nights of shooting that are required for each archer.