Sitka 4-H club offers adult archery coach training and youth archery expo on Jan. 27

Are you interested in learning how to be an archery coach, so you can teach young archers how to use a bow and arrows?

Join the Alaska Way of Life 4-H club from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Sitka Sportsman’s Association RV Park (5211 Halibut Point Road). The fee for the day is $50, but we’re happy to waive it for anyone who can commit to 10 hours of volunteer service with our 4-H archery club.

“Grow your skills and become a certified archery instructor with 4-H,” said Claire Sanchez, Sitka Conservation Society Community Sustainability Organizer for 4-H and Community. “Juneau’s Kay Shoemaker will instruct the class. There is an archery expo the same day for youth, in which youth with learn archery skills and instructors will get to practice what they learned.”

You must be over 21 to be a solo archery coach for the club. High school age youth with leadership skills are still welcome to be a part of the training as a coach — you just can’t be a solo 4-H archery leader until you’re 21.

Participants will receive both the archery manual and camp archery activities guide as well as certification and hands-on training. Training is all day. The youth event will be 2-5 p.m. This is part of the hands-on training to practice setting up 3-D archery, field archery, and making leather arm guards.

Certification includes training as a 4-H volunteer. Prior to the class you must complete the online 4-H training modules, minors protection training, and a background check.

Register by Jan. 21 by emailing Claire Sanchez at or calling 747-7509. Checks can be made payable to Sitka Conservation Society.


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