Archery can be a lifetime sport. One of the members of the 2004 Olympic Archery Team, Richard Johnson, has been involved in the Olympics since the 1992 games; he is currently 58 years old. Fremont native, Glenn Meyers was 23 when he competed in the 1984 Olympics.
Olympic Archer Glenn Meyer once said, “coaching is about making the child successful. It can help him or her learn about life, gain discipline and diversity.” Glenn's father, Earl Meyers, started the youth program.
Kids come to archery individually and then make friends, as they become part of a group sharing a common goal: they learn the proper form for shooting arrows from a bow. For many years our youth program was part of the Olympic Archery Development or JOAD (pronounced Joe-Add). Today, like JOAD, our youth program is open to any youth aged 8 to 18 who is interested in learning about archery.