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: USA Nationals and NFFA Nationals Recap

The first weekend of March the T.A.Z. JOAD team travel to Mankato, Minnesota and competed in The 2018 U.S.A. JOAD National tournament and The Indoor National tournament. After many weeks of hard work these Archers did a FANTASTIC job and made all the T.A.Z. parents very proud and did a great job representing the T.A.Z. Team.

Congrats to all the following archers :

JOAD National Tournament:


Cub Female Compound :

Dana 1st

Kaylee 44th


Cub Male Compound :

Nathan 2nd

Harrison 9th


Bowmen Female Compound :

Saloni 44th


Cadet Female Compound:

Grace 11th

Kate 14th

MacKenzie 59th


Cub Female Recurve:

Zoe 14th


Bowmen Male Recurve:

Luke 22nd


Cadet Female Recurve:

Lauren 123rd

In between the two tournaments for the second year in a row, the T.A.Z. Parents and Children had a friendly game of Laser Tag against our fellow archers in Iowa. Once again, we were defeated but the T.A.Z. team is already plotting out our revenge for next year. Lol !!

Indoor National Tournament


Cub Female Compound:

Dana 4th

Kaylee 43rd


Cub Male Compound:

Nathan 1st

Harrison 8th


Bowmen Female Compound:

Saloni 31st


Cadet Female Compound

Kate 10th

Grace 43rd

MacKenzie 83rd


Cub Female Recurve

Zoe 14th


Bowmen Male Recurve

Luke 18th


Cadet Female Recurve

Lauren 140th




The following weekend T.A.Z. travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to compete in NFAA’s National two day tournament. Once again, the T.A.Z. crew stood up to the challenge and made us all very proud.


NFAA Results:


 Freestyle Young Adult Female

Kate 11th

MacKenzie 71st

Freestyle Youth Male

Nathan 2nd

Harrison 28th

Freestyle Youth Female

Dana 2nd

Taylor 19th

Kaylee 49th

Freestyle Cub Male

Jacob 9th

Freestyle Cub Female

Kenzie 16th

Saloni 20th

Taylor 28th

Barebow Freestyle Cub

Brandon 16th

Freestyle Limited Recurve Youth Female 

Zoe 6th

Freestyle Limited Recurve Youth Male

Luke 3rd




Thank You Lori for sharing your pictures !!