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2017 USAA-AZ & AZ JOAD Coaches Symposium

posted Oct 6, 2017, 1:31 PM by Kristy Wapniarski   [ updated Oct 6, 2017, 2:23 PM ]

On October 1st, 2017, coaches gathered from all over Arizona to participate in the 2017 AZ Coaches Symposium that was hosted by the USA Archery Arizona State Association & AZ JOAD. 14 different clubs were represented at this one day event.

There were many visual presentations, demonstrations and hands on activities throughout the day. This is the 2nd year that this continuing education & networking opportunity has been provided for the Arizona archery community. The State Association looks forward to arranging future engagements for athletes, coaches, judges, parents & volunteers in our community.

2017 Presentations Included:
  • Opti International, a performance optimization organization, that specializes in brain training software to help athletes reach their optimum performing potential. Presenters included Dr. Debbie Crews and Two-time Olympian Judi Adams (
  • Compound & Recurve NTS Shooting by USAA-AZ Board Member, Level 4 NTS & Compound JDT Coach, Steve Yee
  • Judging Rules (Shooting & Conduct) for Coaches & Archers by World Archery International Judge & USA Archery National Judge, Bob Pian.
  • Tournaments and Arizona Archery Updates provided by USAA-AZ Board Member and Club Director of Desert Sky Archers, Rick Bachman
  • Fundraising for Clubs and Archers presented by USAA-AZ Board Member, AZ JOAD Coordinator & Level 3 NTS Coach, Krista Colonna

We want to thank our remarkable Arizona JOAD Coordinators, Jackie Levario & Krista Colonna, for taking the time to organize this incredible opportunity.

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