BowDoc Archery


Youth, Young Adult, and Adult Team Programs

Team BowDoc / High Performance Archery

Team BowDoc Archery is one of the premier archery training programs in the country and has produced many National, Sectional, and State champions (both Youth and Adults).

Head Coach Jeff Sanchez has been recognized as one of the top coaches in the country and was selected to receive the 2015 USA Archery National JOAD Coach of the Year Award from the United States Olympic Committee.   Jeff is also the Head Coach of the High Performance Archery Academy and trains many students (Youth and Adult) throughout the country including many collegiate athletes.

Several time barebow national champion, national and world record holder Chrissie Lyons is the assistant coach of the Team BowDoc Youth program.  Chrissie has helped many youth barebow archers become national competitors and champions.

Team BowDoc Archery is a registered team/club with both USA Archery and the NFAA (National Field Archery Association).  USA Archery includes the JOAD program.  JOAD stands for “Junior Olympic Archer Development” is the official USA Archery development program sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee.   There is no requirement that Team BowDoc members join USA Archery, but If the archer would like to participate in USA Archery events, then they must join USA Archery.

Our program can teach your young aspiring archers proper shooting form and technique for both recurve and compound shooters.  This program not only focuses on Archery but also on building great life skills and attributes like Respect, Self Confidence, and Team Work.   This program is great for both building recreational shooting skills as well as developing high level competition skills.

We currently have the following training team programs:

Youth Barebow Development Group (Coach Chrissie)
   – Next step for our young beginner barebow shooters.
   – First introduction to team structured training
   – Goal of being invited to join Team BowDoc Youth Training Team.
   – Meets on Wednesdays

Intermediate Barebow group (Coach Chrissie)
   – Next step for our beginner adult barebow students
   – Structured team training. 
   – Competition Preparation
   – Meets on Wednesdays

Team BowDoc Youth Training Team (Coach Jeff)
   – Youth shooters that have advanced out of youth development group.
   – Compound, Olympic Recurve, and Barebow
   – Emphasis on form/technique
   – Competition Preparation
   – Meets on Tuesdays

Team BowDoc Advanced Youth/Young Adult Team (Coach Jeff)
   – Advanced Youth and Young Adult archers
   – Advanced Compound, Olympic Recurve, and Barebow training
   – Emphasis on advanced competition shooting and mental training
   – Many students have become state and national champions
   – Meets on Mondays

High Performance Archery Compound Adult Training Group  (Coach Jeff)
   – Adult training group
   – Emphasis on Form/Technique and Mental training
   – Competition Preparation
   – Many state and national level competitors
   – Meets twice a month on Mondays

All team members are allowed UNLIMITED practice time during our normal Open Range Shooting times.
You must sign up for Open shooting time slots.

Minimum Age for the Team BowDoc Archery group program is 10 years old. 

Each Member MUST have their own equipment.

Anyone interested in joining the Team BowDoc Archery program is required to first do begeinner and Dev Group lessons with Coach Chrissie and then pass an evaluation private lesson with Coach Jeff. 

A meeting with the parents/guardians is required to discuss the program and the requirements of the program to help determine if the program will be a good fit for the potential member and vice versa.
This meeting should happen before scheduling the evaluation private lesson with Coach Jeff.

For kids that are new to archery and/or do not have their own equipment yet, we offer intro lessons and a beginner program.  This will be a perfect program for beginner students to learn archery, develop fundamentals, and try different types of equipment.  You will not need your own equipment for this beginner program.   This progression is required before considering any of the Youth team programs.

Minimum age for intro and beginner programs is 10 years old.

Beginner private lessons for kids ages 8 and up will be available to teach safety and fundamentals.

You should not buy any equipment for kids until the following have been completed:
1.  They have completed the beginner program or private lessons and are proficient with all safety rules/procedures and the fundamentals of shooting.
2.  It has been determined what the appropriate equipment is for them based on desired style of shooting.
3.  It has been determined that there is a high enough level of interest in shooting to justify purchasing equipment.  (There is always the option of coming in for open shooting and renting equipment).

Contact Jeff at BowDoc Archery for more information about the program and what it takes to join the program.   or   708-995-7391

JOAD Star Pins Program

JOAD Stars pins are awarded for scoring achievements. JOAD archers can earn Stars Pins for shooting indoors and/or outdoors with recurve and/or compound bows.
Each Stars Pin is a different color, and each has a successive number of stars on it to represent the increasing challenge in earning that particular award pin.
​In order to allow for the greatest flexibility in terms of indoors/outdoors, recurve or compound, each pin can be earned in a variety of ways.

JOAD Achievement Pins

JOAD Lanyards

JOAD 6 Gold Pin

6-Star Gold PinIn addition to Star Pins, JOAD archers can earn the official "6-Gold" pin when they shoot six 10's in a row - either in a single 6 arrow end, or in two consecutive 3-arrow ends.

JOAD Olympian Pins

Olympian Awards

JOAD Archers can earn advanced levels of recognition with the Olympian Award Levels-Bronze, Silver and Gold. An archer reaching these levels is honored with special recognition from the USA Archery Office.

JOAD Awards are based on scores obtained at sanctioned USA Archery shoots. For a list of the Indoor and Outdoor award levels, download the JOAD scoring matrix files.

JOAD Indoor Matrix

Adult Indoor Matrix

NFAA & USA Age Divisions

JOAD Outdoor Matrix

Adult Outdoor Matrix

USA Archery Dress Code