"Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that teaches archery to young people, provides great opportunities for awarding achievement, and helps archers to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition!" -USA Archery

The American Archery Academy is partnering with Papago Archery Association to make the best archery programs possible.  Both recurve and compound archers have the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills.

The Papago Archery Association (PAA) JUNIOR OLYMPIC ARCHERY DEVELOPMENT (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. The Papago JOAD is open to any youth archer aged 8 to 20 and is designed to grow with the youth archer.

Similar in scope to the JOAD program, the Adult Archery Programis a logical “next step” for adult archers pursuing this lifetime sport. In addition to receiving clear instruction and coaching, membership in the Adult Archery Program provides unique benefits to adults, including the opportunity to make new friends, a great upper-body workout, and the chance to build self-confidence, and learn team-building skills.

Whether your interest in archery is purely recreational, or an Olympic, Paralympic or World Championship dream, the Papago JOAD & Adult Archery Programs are designed to help you pursue all that archery has to offer.

The JOAD Achievement & Adult Achievement Archery Program rewards excellence and provides incentive, by allowing students the opportunity to earn awards for their scores, which become progressively more challenging as the archer’s skill level increases.  Each archer can advance at his or her own pace. Success at each level is dependent on the individual’s skill and willingness to apply themselves through repetition. The Star Pins, Lanyards & Olympian Awards are available for both JOAD & Adult Archery Program participants.

The JOAD & Adult Archery Program is an effort to provide a basic organizational guide for both youth & adult archery activities. The United States Archery Association (USAA) is the guiding force for these potential Olympic and international archery contestants. These programs are also intended to provide the necessary guidance for the recreational archer who is interested in archery purely for the enjoyment of shooting a bow and arrow. 



JOAD Outdoor Matrix
JOAD Indoor Matrix
Adult Outdoor Matrix
Adult Indoor Matrix



Papago JOAD is conducted every Saturday & Sunday morning.
SATURDAY - 8:00 - 10:00 AM (non-competitive)
SUNDAY - &:00 - 9:00 AM (competitive team)

Please be ready to shoot by your start time. This means you come early to setup your bows and targets.  Be sure to setup at the far (west) side of the range if you are participating.



Papago offers 2 different levels of JOAD/AAP participation. The cost (and family discount) for participation in these JOAD & Adult Archery Program* for a 6 month period is as follows::

1st member… $325

2nd/3rd/4th member… $260 (20%off)

This program is available by invitation only at this time.

1st member… $450

2nd/3rd/4th member… $360 (20%off)

*all JOAD & Adult Archery Program members are required to be members of PAA*

Payments are due at the time of joining the JOAD/AAP and again at the 6 month renewal date. Purchasing a team shirt and being a member of USA Archery are requirements for the program. (Membership requirements).

Payment Options Include::
Cash or check payable to ‘Papago Archery Association’ or
Online Payment - please visit PAPAGO ARCHERY JOAD/AAP


If you have any questions, please Contact Us!