USA Archery

Welcome USA Archery coaches!

USA Archery has teamed with Human Kinetics Coach Education to provide online training opportunities for USA Archery coaches.

The Coaching Principles course (available online or as a classroom clinic) is a requirement for Level 5-NTS coaches and can be used as advanced coaching education that is required for Level 3-NTS and higher coaches. 

The newly updated fourth edition of Coaching Principles online is available in two formats: with print book or with e-book (you save $10 by purchasing the e-book version). 

To participate in a classroom clinic in your area, visit the Classroom Course Finder. If you would like to arrange for a new classroom course in your area and need an instructor, visit the Find an Instructor page.

The mission of USA Archery is to provide the necessary resources to foster strong athlete participation, competition, and training in the sport of archery. USA Archery is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of archery. USA Archery is the organization recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee for the purpose of selecting and training men's and women's teams to represent the United States in Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, and Pan American Games. USA Archery also selects teams for World Championships, World Cups, and other international competitions annually. Visit USA Archery's website for more information.

If you have more questions regarding the certification process, you may email certifications@usarchery.org or call (719) 866-3451 to speak to a USA Archery staff member.


Human Kinetics Coach Education courses required by USA Archery:

Coaching Principles

This online self-paced course includes the printed text Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition. Geared toward high school and club-level coaches (those who coach athletes age 14 and older), the 20-unit online course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With Print Materials With your course registration, you'll receive a hard copy of the text Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, a valuable reference guide for seasons to come.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials

Coaching Principles with E-book

This online self-paced course includes the e-book Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition. Geared toward high school and club-level coaches (those who coach athletes aged 14 and older), the 20-unit online course challenges coaches to define their coaching philosophy, objectives, and style; enhance communication and motivational skills; become more effective teachers; and improve team, relationship, risk, and self-management skills. Coaching Principles covers the fundamentals of being a successful coach—on and off the field.
Version or Format Notes
Online Course With this version of Coaching Principles, you'll receive the Successful Coaching, Fourth Edition, textbook as an e-book that's accessible through the online course.
Instructor-Led Classroom Course With Print Materials