JOAD is a program of USA Archery that is designed to teach archery to young people, over a series of classes taught by T.A.Z. Archery Owner, Professional Archer, and Level 2 Certified coach Tim Zimmerman along with Level 3 Certified Coach Mike Nowotnik, and Level 1 Certified Coach Matthew Woods. Our coaching staff is dedicated to providing a quality archery program for kids whether they are just looking for safe fun in the back yard or chasing their dreams of Olympic Gold.

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. T.A.Z. Archery JOAD is open to any youth archer aged 7 to 19 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.

TAZ JOAD members will be able to track progress through the USA Archery Achievement awards for indoors and outdoors. They will be trained to be able to compete at the local, regional, national, and world levels.

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.

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TAZ Nation January/February

The TAZ JOAD team started off the month with our monthly Pin Shoot. Congrats to the following archers for earning their next JOAD Pin.

Abby for earning her Black Pin

McKenzie for earning her Red and Yellow Pins

Matt for earning his Bronze

Luke for earning his Red

Brandon for earning his Blue

Emily for earning her Green and Grey

Taylor C. for earning her Yellow

Brett for earning his Blue

The battle for the buckle continued in January with TAZ’s Snow Slam Shoot.  This shoot was the second tournament out of a three tournament series. Congrats, to the following archers for some fantastic shooting.


Female Compound Bowmen

McKenzie ( 1st ) , Taylor ( 2nd ) , Saloni ( 3rd )


Male Compound Bowmen

Jacob ( 1st ), Brandon ( 2nd )


Female Compound Cub

Dana ( 1st ), Alexis ( 2nd ), Kaylee ( 3rd )


Male Compound Cub

Cole ( 1st ), Collin ( 3rd )


Female Compound Cadet

Kate ( 1st ), Taylor C. ( 2nd ), MacKenzie ( 4th )


Male Compound Cadet

Nathan ( 1st )


Male Compound Seniors

Caleb ( 3rd ), Bryan ( 4th ), Matt ( 5th ), Scott ( 6th ), Shawn ( 7th ), Ken ( 8th ), Brett ( 9th )


Male Recurve Bowmen

Luke ( 1st )


Female Recurve Cadet

Zoe ( 2nd ),  Lauren ( 4th )


Male Recurve Junior

Ethan ( 1st )


In January ITAA hosted The JOAD State Shoot. TAZ had several team members who shot new state records. Congrats, to Nathan who shot a new state record for Male Cub Compound and Male Cub Barebow. Congrats, to Dana who shot a new state record for Female Cub Compound and Kate who shot the second highest state record for Female Cadet Compound.

Also Congratulations to Team TAZ for taking home the First Place Trophy award for overall Team Score. Here are the individual placements:

Female Barebow Cub

Zoe ( 2nd )


Male Barebow Cub

Nathan ( 1st )


Male Recurve Bowmen

Luke ( 2nd )


Female Recurve Cub

Zoe ( 1st )


Female Recurve Cadet

Lauren ( 3rd  ) 


Male Recurve Junior

Ethan ( 1st )


Female Compound Bowmen

Saloni ( 1st ), McKenzie ( 2nd ), Taylor ( 5th ), Abby ( 9th )


Female Compound Cub

Dana ( 1st ), Alexis ( 2nd ), Kaylee ( 3rd )


Male Compound Cub

Nathan ( 1st ), Cole ( 2nd )


Female Compound Cadet

Kate ( 2nd ), MacKenzie ( 5th )


High Overall Score for Compound




In January Kate, Lauren and Nathan traveled to Pennsylvania to shoot in The Lancaster Classic Tournament. Kate and Nathan were only a couple points away from qualifying into the next round.

February Kicked off with The ITAA  State Championship Shoot. Once again team TAZ shot several state records and even has one national record pending. Congratulations, to Zoe who shot a new state record for 18m and Aggregate (18m & 25m combined). Dana who shot a new state record for 18m, 25m and Aggregate (18m & 25m combined). Kate who shot the second highest state record for 18m and Nathan who shot a new state record for 25m. Zoe’s and Dana’s Aggregate scores ( 18m & 25m combined ) are a new pending national record.


Female Compound Bowmen

18M Saloni ( 2nd ), McKenzie ( 3rd ), Taylor ( 5th ), Abby ( 8th )

25m McKenzie ( 1st ), Saloni3rd ), Taylor ( 4th )

Aggregate Saloni ( 1st ), McKenzie ( 2nd ) Taylor ( 4th )

Male Compound Bowmen

18m Jacob ( 2nd ), Brandon ( 4th )

25m Jacob (2nd )

Aggregate Jacob ( 2nd )

Female Cub Compound

18m Dana ( 1st ), Alexis ( 2nd ), Kaylee ( 5th )

25m Dana ( 1st ), Alexis ( 2nd ) , Kaylee ( 3rd )

Aggregate Dana ( 1st ), Alexis ( 2nd ), Kaylee ( 4th )

Male Cub Compound

25m Nathan ( 1st )

Male Compound Senior

18m Brett ( 8th )

25m Tim ( 1st )

Male Compound 50+

18m Mike ( 1st )

25m Mike ( 2nd )

Aggregate Mike ( 1st )

Female Recurve Cub

18m Zoe ( 1st )

25m Zoe ( 1st )

Aggregate Zoe ( 1st )

Female Recurve Cadet

18m Lauren ( 3rd )

25m Lauren ( 3rd )

Aggregate Lauren ( 3rd )

Male Recurve Junior

18m Ethan ( 2nd )