Olympic Archery in Schools (OAS) has created a unique archery league for middle schools and high schools. Students at participating schools have the chance to join their archery team and compete with other teams in the area. League games will have you on the edge of your seat as archers go head to head in individual and team match play. Similar to high school tennis teams with singles and doubles matches, the result of each match will determine the outcome of the overall game.
Created by the Easton Sports Development Foundation, the program seeks to give youth the opportunity to participate and excel in Olympic-style archery, and thus open opportunities for them in the sport. Not only is archery safe and fun, but everyone can enjoy the sort of archery. It is a great way to develop focus, self-discipline, build self-esteem, improve hand-eye coordination, and much more.
Once approved into the program, participating schools receive access to equipment discounts through an archery retailer and instructor training so that their instructors learn how to safely run an archery program and how to teach the fundamentals of Olympic-style archery. Our curriculum teaches the National Training System (NTS) which was developed by our National Head Coach, Ki Sik Lee. By teaching NTS from the beginning, you will be giving your archers the right foundation in proper biomechanics, shooting technique, and practice habits which will also foster a safe learning environment as they practice good form and safety before working with a bow. With this proper foundation, we hope that students will carry their passion for archery on to other programs like the Junior Dream Team, college programs, or even the Olympics.
Thank you for your interest in the OAS program. We hope to see you and your archers on the range soon!
Our Mission is to…develop Olympic-style archery in middle schools and high schools to foster the growth of Olympic-style Archery nationwide.
Our Vision is to…see Olympic-style Archery become a mainstream sport and an official varsity sport for schools. Archery is a sport that truly anyone can participate and excel in. Therefore it provides many youth the opportunity to enjoy sports participation, improve health and offer direction toward a lifetime of competitive excellence. Through this vision, we want to see youth engaged in the sport, challenging themselves on an individual level, and developing strong bonds with their team and archery community. We also want to develop pathways for youth to continue in the sport and to take advantage of the many opportunities they have in archery, whether it be Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), The US Archery Association Junior Dream Team, The Junior United State Archery Team (USAT) and provide a path to future excellence and possibly the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), or even the Olympics.