Welcome, and thanks for your interest in the High Altitude Hitmen JOAD Team. We're still in the planning phases for our next season. Seasons run roughly from September through April with one competition per month at a rotating location along the Front Range. Additional opportunities for competition also exist throughout the country. Are you interested in learning more? Sign up to get information about the team as we publish it using the form below. In the interim, you can learn more about the USA Archery JOAD program, and the Colorado JOAD program.
Wow, we had a great group in our first bow building summer camp. This is an experience that nobody will forget, least of all our instructor Cuatro! Check out the awesome bows the kids were able to make. We've had so much positive response that we are adding an ADULT bow building class that will involve different kinds of wood, more complex designs, and heavier tools.
Summer camps at High Altitude Archery kicked off this week, and no time is being wasted! Participants are building bows, starting by roughing out the basic forms using hand tools under the close supervision of our master boyer, Cuatro.
We're happy to offer Hoyt recurve equipment, including an in-stock selection of Hoyt ILF risers. Call for details!
The joy of archery heads outdoors this summer with several programs at our outdoor sites. All outdoor locations require close toed shoes and owned archery equipment. Keep an eye on your confirmation email to find out if you need to fill out an additional waiver.
Outdoor Private LessonsHone your skills with an instructor at an outdoor range capable of shooting up to 100 yards. Get pointers on how to aim at longer distances building strength, accuracy and focus.
Outdoor Group ClassesLearn and practice skills required to excel in the outdoor environment. Learn how to deal with environmental conditions such as wind, sun and other conditions Mother Nature throws your way.
Outdoor JOAD TeamDiscover your child's inner competitor. This youth competition team meets several times per week to practice for competitions that are held at a variety of venues around the state and country during the summer. All skill levels welcome! Ages 8+
High Altitude Archery is proud to announce a partnership with Phoenix Weaponry to create weights customized to the needs of barebow shooters. Note the "mushroom" shaped weight, designed to fit around limb bolts or other riser features such as the knuckle guard on the DMS riser and provide a full 12oz of weight. The larger mass weight is a full 18oz providing additional stability. These weights are designed to remain within a USA Archery compliant barebow setup. We also offer a larger brass internal weight for Spigarelli risers giving additional 10oz counterweight. Call or stop by for more details.
When people want to find a sport that benefits their mind and their body, they look at yoga, kickboxing, and martial arts in Longmont. Sometimes they look at competition sports like a martial art for kids, but what happens when they want a sport in which the entire family can participate? That is where archery comes into the picture.
Archery Is a Competitive Sport for the Whole FamilyThe nature of archery is very much a mixture of team sports and solo sports. For that reason, archery is a perfect sport for everyone. The archery community is very welcoming to everyone, even people with special needs. It offers a great mind-body connection that adults seek and teaches life lessons that kids need. Because the focus of competition in archery is on the individual, everyone competes at their own pace. Archery, however, is more than competing. It is a sport that teaches us about ourselves. It requires discipline over mind and body as form is a critical aspect of being an accurate archer. It also requires that we think about what we do. That process shuts out the rest of the world and allows us to be one with our body. By connecting the mind to the body we free ourselves to succeed.
The Mind-body ConnectionArchery is not just a physical sport. It is also a sport that makes you think about what you are doing and how your body is reacting to what you do. Accuracy, in archery, is a mixture of perfect posture
Over the last several weeks, we've seen an influx of new students that has begun to exceed our capacity to teach them. In addition we are looking to add additional summer archery programs. In response, we are looking to hire a new instructor.
Job SummaryHigh Altitude Archery is seeking an archery instructor to foster growth of archers, promote archery as a sport and activity, and to facilitate growth of the archery program at High Altitude. The successful candidate will be required to work with all levels of athletes at all levels of skill and age categories. Strong communication skills are mandatory.
- Assist with program development and coordination.
- Assist in overseeing the Junior Olympic Archery Development Program and other community-based archery programs.
- Assist in conducting community-based archery programs, including college teams, leagues, tournaments and events.
- Assist, or conduct, archery instructor training courses.
- Assist with record keeping for facility archery programs.
- Assist in promotional efforts to increase programs and participation.
- Manage and inventory the facilityʼs archery program equipment.
- Travel, as needed, to coaching seminars and other functions related to the job.
Skill & Knowledge Requirements
- A strong archery background.
- USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification, or ability to obtain.
- Have a personality suitable in dealing with children and adults in a public environment on a daily basis.
- Willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends when necessary.
- Have the physical ability to assist in moving targets on and off the ranges as needed.
- Be able to work in an English-speaking environment.
- Have a valid driverʼs license.
- Demonstrate commitment, drive and initiative to achieve facility and
Interested in Archery?This summer, High Altitude Archery is offering indoor archery summer camps for children and teens.
Beginning Archery CampAt the Beginning Archery camp, students aged 7 and up at High Altitude Archery will not only learn basic archery skills, but they will also work with a master bow builder to create a functional bow and arrow they can take with them. Each camp is 8 days - 4 days for two weeks. These camps will be three hours each day from 10am - 1pm. Daily, this camp will include archery instruction in the basic 4-step shot process, ensuring safe practices and laying the foundation for more advanced skills. To lighten the mood, archery games such as "battleship", "dart-chery", "tic-tac-toe", and zombie shoots will help practice skills in a fun way. The highlight of this camp will be the creation and decoration of a working longbow made from rattan with several cedar arrows, which will be used on the final day in a shoot-off competition.
SessionsAll sessions are from 10am-1pm Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks.
|Session 1||June 5th-June 15th|
|Session 2||June 19th-June 29th|
|Session 3||July 10th-June 20th|
|Session 4||July 24th-August 3rd|