Hoot & Holler Training Academy is a non-profit organization committed to teaching, training, and promoting archery.
The purpose of the organization is the following:
- Provide archery training to young archers in an environment that promotes self-confidence, focus, team-building skills, good fellow ship, sportsmanship, mental and physical health through the practice of archery.
- Promote the sport of Olympic Archery development, education and training in support of an overall program of amateur Archery Development, training and local, national, and international competitions.
- Create a vehicle to raise money for club activities, equipment and cost related to local, state, national, and international competitions.
- Enable young archers to attain sustained competitive excellence in Local, State, Junior Olympic Archery Development, National, and World Championship competitions and to promote and grow the sport of Archery in the State of Louisiana, and the United States.
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of the USA Archery that teaches archery to young people, provides great opportunities for awarding, and helps archers to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition.
JOAD offers both recurve and compound archers the opportunity to learn range safety and proper shooting technique in an environment that also fosters focus, increased self-confidence, and team building skills. JOAD archers who use a compound bow can train to compete in local and regional tournaments, and can earn a seat on a youth world team to compete in other countries representing the United States on behalf of USA Archery. Recurve archers can compete likewise, with the added benefit of being able to use their recurve bow to try out for a spot on the US Olympic Archery team which is selected and managed by USA Archery. The JOAD program also provides an achievement award program to reward archers for scoring achievements.
Whether your child’s interest is purely recreational or an Olympic, Paralympic or World Championship dream, USA Archery’s JOAD program is tailored to help the young archer achieve their goals. Hoot & Holler Training Academy is open to young archers 8-20 years of age. Archers in the JOAD program will be coached by Level 2 Certified Instructors, and led by a Level 3 NTS Coach. In addition, we will have a Fitness Instructor, and a Registered Nurse in our staff. Archers will receive training based on the NTS System which is the National Training method that USA archery has adopted. The training encompasses strength, flexibility, balance, nutrition, range safety, proper shooting technique, and the mental aspect of the game.
JOAD members are eligible to shoot in any JOAD sponsored events. Once a month, the Club will shoot a 30 arrow indoor round, and archers can earn achievement pins through USA Archery. We will also compete in a Virtual Tournaments.