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NFAA Easton Yankton
Archery Complex

800 Archery Lane
Yankton, SD 57078


Weekdays: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

Instructor & Coach Certification Courses


Archery Instructors and Coaches are the foundation of archery programs, camps and the athlete development. Obtaining a certification not only provides you with valuable knowledge and hands-on skills, but also boosts the marketing value of your program. USA Archery, the National Field Archery Association, NFAA, and the Archery Shooters Association, ASA, jointly recognize all certification levels.

The NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center will be hosting Level 1 and 2 Instructor Certification Courses and Level 3 NTS Coach Certification Courses in 2019. 

NFAA/USA/ASA Archery Level 1 & 2 Instructor Certification

February 23-24, 2019

October 26-27, 2019

Candidates interested in the Level 1 certification only can received their certification by attending the Saturday portion of the course. The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range and ensures that minimum standards for archery instruction are consistently taught to provide for the safety and enjoyment of the participants, instructors and spectators.  Level 1 Instructors are well prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities in a variety of both indoor and outdoor settings in the disciplines of target, field or 3-D archery.  The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs and lesson plans.

The Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course includes the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course and provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS) Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory setup, athlete developement and events as well as qualifies students to teach the Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course.  Graduates of the Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course are well prepared to serve as the lead instructor for long-term archery programs such as Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program clubs, as well as the Explore Archery program.

Certification Requirements for Level 1

Minimun age of 15

Certification Requirements for Level 2

Minimum age of 18

Membership to USA Archery, National Field Archery Association (NFAA) or Archery Shooters
Association (ASA)
 (cost associated)
Safesport Training (Free online)

USA Archery Background Screening (cost associated)

Course Cost: $80 for Level 1, $150 for Level 2 (cost covers both days)

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Course cost includes lunch and snacks

NFAA/USAA/ASA Archery Level 3-NTS Coach Certification 

May 24-26, 2019

November 8-10, 2019

The Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course moves away from a group instruction and focuses on individual athlete development.  Students in the Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course will be introduced to coaching philosophy, event preparation, mental skills, training cycles and plans, equipment tuning and receive advanced instruction on the National Training System (NTS) for Recurve and Compound.


Minimum age is 19 
Must hold a current Level 2 Instructor certification for a period of one year 

Verify 3 years of documented archery instructor/coaching experience

Certification Requirements

Membership to USA Archery*, the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) or American Shooter Association (ASA) (cost associated)
USA Archery Background Screening (cost associated)
SafeSport Training (free online)
Must successfully complete the Mental Management 101 Course (Effective January 1, 2016) (cost associated)

Course Cost: $250, course includes lunch and snacks

Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm


**Please note: if dates do not work for your schedule, the Archery Center can schedule an additional certification course with 4 or more interested candidates. For more information contact course admin: Coach Jos at 605-260-9282,


Learn more about the Course Instructor- Coach Jos here.

Local Hotels

Best Western Kelly Inn (ask for Easton Archery Center discount)

1607 SD-50, Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 260-9282

Days Inn

2410 Broadway Ave, Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 665-8717

Holiday Inn Express

2607 Broadway Ave, Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 665-3177

Econo Lodge

611 W 23rd St, Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 689-3400