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Private & Group Lessons

Downwind Archery is dedicated to helping people practice and expand their archery skills. From beginners to advanced, we have a variety of lessons taught by experts in the field of archery. Check out our classes and sign up today!

Large Group Archery Class

Basic introduction to archery. We will discuss equipment required, as well as archery safety and etiquette. This lesson is designed for the new archer looking to have a fun archery experience.

Great for scout groups, church groups, youth groups, etc. (we also host scout and youth groups on Tuesday nights as well, please call to schedule an appointment).

Introduction to Archery - Private Lesson

Intro to Archery, covers proper stance, shooting form, bow hand placement, anchor point, and release.

Intermediate Archery

Intermediate archery is intended for those who have some archery experience, but are looking to finesse their form, improve their accuracy, and generally progress their skill level as archers. Introduction to Archery or equivalent is required before admittance to this course. Students will be expected to know the basics of bow shooting and form, and are absolutely expected to know safety rules.


Traditional Archery

Learn the fundamentals and finesse of using a traditional bow. We'll help you master the technique of shooting a traditional bow.

New to Archery

Everyone can enjoy archery, regardless of gender, age or athletic ability. It’s a great way to spend time together as family or with friends, and it’s a skill that can be used for hunting and fishing. 

Downwind Archery offers a wide array of classes, as well as comprehensive training in the sport of archery. Our clubs, programs and experienced coaches provide a supportive environment for beginners, and opportunities for advancement and growth.

Why should you try archery?

  1. It’s a lifetime sport. Anyone–regardless of age, gender or athletic ability–can shoot archery. Start by taking an introductory class, then grow from there. Who knows, you could be a future Olympic medalist. Or just someone who enjoys shooting bows and arrows with friends on the weekend.
  2. Compete or shoot for fun. The choice is up to you! If you’re not the competitive type, archery is still your sport. Archery lets you go at your own pace, and you don’t have to keep score. You can enjoy it for exercise, or just for fun at the range with friends.
  3. Archery builds confidence. Archery is a great sport for building confidence quickly. The feeling of shooting a bow and accomplishing your goal–whether it’s drilling a bull’s eye or executing a great shot–helps you build self-esteem and enjoy a sense of accomplishment. Archery is also great for improving focus, patience and even math skills.
  4. Archery friends are the best friends. Whether you catch up at lessons and league nights or compete in tournaments, friends you make in archery can become lifelong buddies. Many of the country’s top archers have shot together on teams for years, and they’ve made new friends from countries worldwide. Archery is a universal language.
  5. You have tons of equipment choices. Archery isn’t “one-size-fits-all.” You can shoot a recurve, compound or bare bow. You can even try traditional archery and go Merida-style. Or you can use sights like Olympic archer Khatuna Lorig, or shoot instinctively like Katniss Everdeen. It’s not just about bows and arrows. It’s about the amazing array of accessories you can customize to make your archery experience unique.

Looking for more reasons to try archery?

Ready to get started? 

Check out our class and program offerings here.

Looking for something a little different? We regularly offer fun shoots like our Friday night Cosmic Archery. Try Downwind Archery for your birthday, bachelor/bachelorette party, corporate event, family reunion, or other special event! Learn more about our activities and events here.

Can’t find what you need? Contact us to learn more about our innovative archery programs, or stop by to sign up for an introductory session.