6-Star Gold Pin:

Your JOAD archers can earn the official "6-Gold" pin when they shoot six 10’s in a row—either in a single 6-arrow end, or in two consecutive 3-arrow ends.

JOAD Star Pins:

JOAD Stars pins are awarded for scoring achievements. JOAD archers can earn Stars Pins for shooting indoors and/or outdoors with recurve, barebow/ basic compound, and/ or compound bows

Each Stars Pin is a different color, and each has a successive number of stars on it to represent the increasing challenge in earning that particular award pin.

Olympian Awards:

Youth archers can earn advanced levels of recognition with the Olympian Award levels--Bronze, Silver and Gold. An archer reaching these levels is honored with special recognition from the USA Archery office.


Class is in session!

Archery lessons are provided at Music City Archery in Franklin, just south of Cool Springs.   Contact us to join in at any time!  Classes are group format and lead by USA Archery certified instructors.  All equipment is provided.  Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is for ages 8 to 20.  The Adult program is for ages 21 and over.  We teach Olympic Recurve bow, Barebow\Instinctive, and Compound archery styles. 

All equipment and advancement pins\lanyards are included in the cost.  Club members must join USA Archery to participate in the advancement pin program.  Annual USA Archery memberships start at $15.   http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Archery/Membership/Individual-and-Family

Private Lessons are available upon request.

JOAD Achievement Lanyards:

JOAD Archers can display their Stars pins on lanyards designed for their archery specialty. Each lanyard holds all Stars pins as well as the optional 6-Star Gold pin. Following the Star Pins, JOAD archers can achieve even higher " Olympian" awards.

What is JOAD?


Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that teaches archery to young people, provides great opportunities for awarding achievement, 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 is open to any youth archer aged 8 to 20 and is designed to grow with the youth archer. Introductory JOAD classes teach the fundamentals of proper shooting form; as the young archer develops, they will learn more advanced techniques.


Both recurve and compound bows are used in club activities and in tournaments. 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.

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.